March 8, 2023

Check out the latest episode of The Build Show where host Matt Risinger shows us around an in-progress project that’s near and dear to him — the home of one of his project managers. He provides tips on how to install an excellent mechanical system at the best possible cost, including utilizing DMF Lighting’s H Series 4″ modular downlights as a key part of that strategy.

Matt and his team start off with the HVAC system and start discussing electrical at the 18:28 mark.

 

 

Learn more about H Series — the lighting solution for the whole home.

 

About The Build Show

The BUILD Show is dedicated to building science and fine craftsmanship. Matt Risinger is a Builder in Austin TX who is passionate about High Performance Construction and his goal with every home he builds is for it to be a bit better than the last home. On this channel you’ll see him talking about Building Science, Insulation, Air Sealing, HVAC, Fresh Air, Healthy Buildings, Framing, Hidden Door, New Building Products, Reviews, and Tours of well built homes under construction.

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December 1, 2022

The editors of Architectural Record magazine have named the DRD + M Series as a winner of their Best Lighting Products of 2022.

Judged on the basis of innovation, function, sustainability, and aesthetics, the panel of architects and designers were impressed by the lighting solution’s modularity, performance, and high quality finishes. The DRD Series is designed to install into any application including sloped, wood and concrete ceilings, and is engineered for ultimate flexibility.

Architectural Record’s annual competition presents the best new luminaires and fixtures of the year. View the full list of winners.

Learn more about the DRD Series.

 

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November 1, 2022

The all-new M Series Housings and Trims bring a host of new features, options, and improvements to our already stellar DRD Series. Here’s a breakdown of all the available options.

 

Round

Housing

Installation: New Construction, Remodel
Rating: Standard, Fire, Chicago Plenum, Concrete Tight
Specialty Options: Low-Profile, Double Housing, Emergency Lighting

 

 

Trim

Style: Round, Hyperbolic, Pinhole, Beveled Pinhole, Wall Wash, Flangeless, Decorative, Emergency, Dead Front
Finish: White, Black, Bronze, Clear Diffuse, Warm Diffuse, Custom

 

 

Square

Housing

Installation: New Construction, Remodel
Rating: Standard, Fire, Chicago Plenum
Specialty Options: Low-Profile, Emergency Lighting

 

Trim

Style: Square, Round on Square, Pinhole, Beveled Pinhole, Wall Wash, Flangeless, Decorative, Emergency, Dead Front
Finish: White, Black, Bronze, Clear Diffuse, Warm Diffuse, Custom


Learn more about the DRD Series.

 

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October 5, 2022

The all-new M Series Housings and Trims bring a host of new features, options, and improvements to our already stellar DRD Series. Available in Round or Square, New Construction or Remodel, the housings install easier and more precisely, while refreshed trims pair the downlight with an even wider range of design aesthetics.

Rated E for Everything

M Series housings are designed to install nearly anywhere. Replacing our award-winning OneFrame and SquareFrame platforms, the 4″ housings feature even more ratings and installation options to comply with almost any building code.

Remodel Installation

The M Series Remodel Housing brings all the features of the OneFrame and SquareFrame housings to closed ceiling installations. Available in Round or Square, the housing installs simply — cut hole existing ceilings, insert housing and pop out spring clips.

No Space, No Problem

The compact M Series Housings adjusts for optimal fixture placement in crowded plenum space to accommodate ductwork, framing and plumbing. When even less space is available, the all-new Low Profile Housing requires less than 3″ of ceiling space.

Double Header

Transform the DRD Series into a recessed multiple with the new M Series Double Housing. Increase light output or direct light in multiple directions, all without visible hardware.

New Flangeless Trims

The M Series Flangeless Trims pair with our new Mud Plate, which are lighter, thinner, and easier to mud-in for the cleanest look possible.

In addition, the Flangeless Trims are redesigned for compatibility with wood and millwork surfaces. The new tension clips allow simple installation directly into cutouts created by standard routers or hole saws.

Wall Wash

Completely re-designed, the all-new Wall Wash Trims now offer the same aesthetic as a Beveled Round Trim for a more cohesive fixture-to-fixture design. The trim also reduces light loss to produce brighter, more efficient angled lighting.

More Finishes

In addition to White and Black, which return as the two most popular finishes, we’ve added Bronze, Clear Diffuse and Warm Diffuse options to provide a splash of color to the traditional finish. As always, Custom Color is available for all trims to match any vision.


With a range of new M Series options and increased light output up to 1500 lumens (some restrictions apply see spec sheet for details), the upgraded DRD Series continues to hit every lighting spec you may come across. This versatile solution with integrated TRIAC/ELV and 0-10V drivers keeps up with the fast-paced and ever-changing nature of projects.


Learn more about the DRD Series.

 

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October 3, 2022

This four-part video series quickly covers the innovations that make the H Series a better, contractor-friendly residential product. Each video runs about one minute and covers one unique feature.

 

Trim

 

Housing

 

Natural Warm Dim

 

Brightness Switch

 

Finally, brilliant illumination and reliable performance are available in any space, for nearly any budget. To learn more about DMF Lighting and the H Series, please visit the H Series webpage or reach out to your DMF representative.

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August 8, 2022

Prevalent across office layouts, open ceiling designs have no drop ceilings. Instead, traditionally covered ceiling structures, HVAC systems and electrical are exposed to offer a distinct industrial design. Plus, the removed ceiling increases the height of the room to make it feel more spacious.

However, the exposed structure also presents a unique set of design challenges. While the goal is to create a modern, unfinished aesthetic, visible wiring and junction boxes can make an open ceiling look inadvertently messy if executed poorly. In addition, higher ceilings can make lighting more difficult as light must travel a further distance to the work surface. That’s where the DCC Cylinder comes in.

 

Custom Length

With dozens of options and over a million configurations, the DCC Cylinder is DMF’s most versatile product. One of the most popular options is customizing the length of the suspended pendants to match whatever your project needs. Available as a Stem or Cord Mount, the suspended cylinder length is among the longest in industry at up to 156″, illuminating even the tallest of spaces.

 

Junction Box Covers

In an open ceiling layout, the network of conduit powering the suspended cylinders is completely visible. And depending on the lighting layout, each cylinder can feature anywhere between one and four conduit branches. While the solid metal conduit and elbow connections can add to the industrial design, the junction boxes usually do not. So instead of unsightly junction boxes ruining an open ceiling, designers can opt to utilize junction box covers.

Compatible with octagon and square boxes, each junction box cover features interchangeable open and closed knockouts that can be configured to match the desired lighting layout. Available in the same finishes as the Cylinder itself, the junction box covers complete the look for Cylinders in open ceilings.

 

Emergency Lighting

In addition to junction box covers, the DCC Cylinder’s entire suite of features remain available in open ceiling applications, even Emergency Lighting. Featuring two ceiling mounted remote drivers, the EM cylinder illuminates and dims identically in standard operation. When the emergency LED driver detects the loss of normal power, it switches control to battery power in emergency mode.

Learn more about these and other options for the DCC Cylinder System.

 

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July 25, 2022
Three sizes, multiple finish options, and over a million different configuration options. See the continually evolving DCC Cylinder Series in action.

 

 

Learn more about the DCC Cylinder System.

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July 20, 2022

With a host of moisture protection options, including a gasket and protective lens, the DCC Cylinder System has always featured a UL Listed Wet Location option. These protections allow the Cylinder to install in high moisture areas such as restrooms or covered patios. Now, even more safe guards make it compatible with even wetter areas, including outdoors.

 

Enhanced Water Protection, Same Design

When our engineers set out to improve the DCC’s moisture rating, it was imperative that any modifications not compromise they Cylinder’s sleek, modern design. The new rubber gasket and water-tight cord connector remain completely hidden, while the added cap only shows as a subtle lip near the top of the Surface Mount Cylinder.

These enhancements underwent rigorous water testing, even going beyond what third-party accreditation organizations conduct. We let water pool on the surface of the Cylinder and even submerged them underwater. All this to ensure they continue to meet DMF’s highest standards.

 

IP65

In addition to UL Listed for Wet Locations, all of our Wet Rated Cylinders are now IP65 rated as well. Administered by the IEC, an IP65 rating equates to the highest protection against solid foreign objects and low pressure water jets from all angles.

As always, Wet Rated is available for the Surface, Stem and Cord Mount Cylinders. The new IP65 rating is being added to our existing UL Wet Rated Cylinders. No changes to ordering or pricing — you’ll now simply receive the new and improved Wet Rated Cylinders.


Learn more about these and other options for the DCC Cylinder System.

 

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June 15, 2022

The DCC centers around a modular LED lighting system, providing nearly endless lighting options. While the revolutionary uplight feature unlocks a truly unique lighting aspect, our trim and shade options allow you to reimagine both the design and functionality of the cylinder, further diversifying its capabilities.

 

All DCC trims and shades utlize DMF’s trademark Twist & Lock system, allowing for easy modifications on-site. This provides the freedom to change between any one of the accessories before, during or after installation.

 

Beveled

With a simple, contemporary design that complements any aesthetic, the beveled trim provides a classic finish to the DCC Cylinder.

 

Hyperbolic

Features a uniquely curved reflector for an edgeless trim that helps produce completely smooth, uniform lighting that drops off of the surface.

 

Snoot

Channels light source and decreases visual cutoff angle to increase focus and mitigate glare.

 

Decorative

Available in standard or low profile, the decorative trim features finely crafted acrylic that subtly fills the space with beautiful ambient light.

 

Shades

With round and flat options, completely transform the cylinder with two-toned shades that create a comfortable general light with no hot spot.

 

Learn more about the DCC Cylinder.

 

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May 4, 2022

The DCC is now more versatile than ever. Its wide range of options, including mounting, beam angles, lumen outputs, finishes, trims and shades, provide brilliant illumination and beautiful design. We pushed this versatility even further with the Cord or Stem Mount Uplight, which provide a truly unique light distribution uncommon for pendant cylinders.

Looking Up

DMF started the uplight project to add more indirect light from our pendant. By adding another light source, you can increase the amount of light in a space by reflecting it back down to the surface. You get more light back down without increasing glare.

We asked lighting designers where they would put a pendant with an uplight, and they said “All over the place!”

People are focused on more comfortable lighting. They’re tired of getting blasted by LEDs and are willing to invest in an indirect light that will make their environment comfortable. Having efficient light fixtures and more comfortable ways of lighting a space using indirect lighting is definitely the future.

Shadowless Design

We developed our own UL certified support system that adds strength while limiting light loss. The unique propeller design channels the cord from the connector to the module, while delivering a shadowless stream of light.

A More Flexible Solution

The addition of a pendant uplight allows the DCC Cylinder to reach new heights. Combining glare-free illumination with the ability to highlight architectural elements replaces the need for unsightly troffers or linear fixtures.

And while linear fixtures efficiently provide direct and indirect lighting, pendants can be arranged in a less restrictive manner. This gives designers freedom to arrange fixtures and customize the space.

Ideal for high or exposed ceilings, the DCC Cord Mount Cylinder is a revolutionary solution for general and accent lighting from one light source.

Learn more about the DCC Cylinder series.

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