May 2, 2023

Location: New York, NY
Products: DRD5S, 4″ Surface Mount Housing
Architecture: Handel Architects
Landscape Architecture: AECOM
Developer: Jonathan Rose Companies

Located in East Harlem in New York City, Sendero Verde boasts 709 designated affordable apartment units as well as extensive community spaces, retail stores, outdoor gardens and a school. By providing a variety of opportunities and support services under one roof, the project creates an Community of Opportunity that can help break the cycle of poverty that disrupts so many people’s lives. Certified by both Passive House Institute and Enterprise Green Communities, Sendero Verde is the largest fully affordable Passive House building in the world, ensuring superior levels of energy efficiency, indoor air quality, occupant comfort, and resiliency.

The project was awarded through the City’s SustainNYC program, which seeks to create affordable housing for New Yorkers without compromising design quality. That philosophy of quality and design is reflected in the living spaces, which feature cost-saving amenities and appliances such as the affordable DRD5S Surface Mount.

Packed with technical breakthroughs, the ultra-thin DRD5S matches the elegance of a high-end recessed downlight at a fraction of the price. Extending just 0.6 inches below the ceiling plane, it’s designed to minimize its visual profile while maintaining fire and sound ratings required in multifamily structures — making it the perfect match for this one-of-kind affordable mixed-use project.

Learn more about DRD5S Surface Mount.

About Handel Architects

Handel Architects was founded in 1994 with a commitment to making cities better places to live. They believe that architecture and design matter, and that through their work, they can make a positive difference in the world. They strive to create buildings that are not just things in themselves, but serve as catalysts for positive urban and social change.

About AECOM

AECOM’s landscape architecture practice seeks to positively impact communities through the design of artful social spaces combining sustainable infrastructure with cultural relevance and expression. They measure landscape performance to ensure that the long-term viability of landscapes they design can be accomplished and sustained. They work at all scales, from park systems and corporate campuses to intimate courtyards, across the Americas and the globe.

About Jonathan Rose Companies

Jonathan Rose Companies believes that every resident of every community deserves an equal opportunity to thrive. They apply the transformative power of connected, integrative, well-designed, thoughtfully programmed places to restore the balance between humans and nature and to increase well-being. Their goal is for each project to be a replicable model of environmental, social and economic responsibility, creating plans, buildings, communities and investments that learn from and contribute to the growing body of positive solutions to the challenges of 21st century cities.

 

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April 25, 2023

DMF Lighting is excited to have the H Series named in the Honorable Mentions of Green Builder’s 2023 Sustainable Products of the Year. The annual list recognizes prominent, enviro-friendly products while honoring companies that encourage sustainability and go above and beyond in manufacturing items through innovative technology.

The H Series brings downlighting with stellar efficiency and a sustainable design to the whole home. The downlight goes beyond standard efficacy requirements and is both California Title 24 JA8 compliant and ENERGY STAR qualified. Manufactured in the US, the housings are recyclable and free of non-sustainable, harmful toxins.

DMF Lighting is committed to better living, pushing us to design ever-more energy efficient lights and informing the materials we use to build our products.

Learn more about the H Series.

 

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April 18, 2023

Our X Series line has been thoughtfully engineered to provide the minimal appearance of a 2” aperture, while still delivering the lighting performance of a 4” fixture. To give you a better idea of its light distribution and how you can use it for a variety of purposes, we put together conceptual spaces that we have modeled with X Series and X Series Cylinder.

Note: To best demonstrate the lighting’s effect, the spaces have minimal finishes, a neutral color palette, and no natural light. The fixture types are all 1000 lm, 3000K CCT. Some fixtures types are dimmed and noted as such in the description.

Corporate Brand Wall

Light Distribution Models - Corporate Brand Wall
20ft (6.1m) x 30ft (9.1m) x 12ft (3.66m) Ceiling Height

D1 | Spot – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDSWH
D2 | Wall Wash – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDWWH

 

Corporate Lobby

Light Distribution Models – Corporate Lobby
20ft (6.1m) x 30ft (9.1m) x 12ft (3.66m) Ceiling Height

A1 | Accent – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMA10930NST, Trim: X2TRASWH
D1 | General Ambient – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDSWH
D2 | Wall Wash – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDWWH
P1 | Pendant – XCPR6SCS10FL00030WHT000DF

 

Corporate Art

Light Distribution Models – Corporate Art
20ft (6.1m) x 30ft (9.1m) x 12ft (3.66m) Ceiling Height

A1 | Accent – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMA10930SPT, Trim: X2TRASWH
D1 | General Ambient – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WF, Trim: X2TRDSWH
D2 | Wall Wash – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDWWH
P1 | Pendant – XCPR6SCS10FL00030WHT000N

 

Conference Room

Light Distribution Models – Conference Room
20ft (6.1m) x 20ft (6.1m) x 9ft (2.7m) Ceiling Height

D1 | General Ambient – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDSWH
D2 | Wall Wash – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDWWH
P1 | Pendant – XCPR6CCS10FL0000030WHO00DH
A1 | Accent (not pictured) – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMA10930SPT, Trim: X2TRASWH

 

Office Huddle Room

Light Distribution Models – Office Huddle Room
15ft (4.6m) x 15ft (4.6m) x 8ft (2.4m) Ceiling Height

D1 | General Ambient – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDSWH
P1 | Pendant – XCPR6CCS10FL0000030WHO00DF
W1 | Wall Sconce – XCWR6S10FL010FL30WHO00NN

 

Retail Space

Light Distribution Models – Retail Space
20ft (6.1m) x 20ft (6.1m) x 9ft (2.7m) Ceiling Height

A1 | Adjustable Spots – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMA10930SPT, Trim: X2TRASWH
A2 | Adjustable Spots – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMA10930FLT, Trim: X2TRASWH
D1 | General Ambient – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDSWH
P1 | Pendant – XCPR6SCS10FL00030WHT000DO
P2 | Pendant (not pictured) – XCPR6SCS10FL00030WHT000X

 

Corporate Pantry

Light Distribution Models – Corporate Pantry
15ft (4.6m) x 15ft (4.6m) x 8ft (2.4m) Ceiling Height

D1 | General Ambient (dimmed to 75%) – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDSWH
D2 | (traded out for linear)
P1 | Pendant – XCPR6SCS10FL00030WHT000DO

 

Hotel Guest Bathroom

Light Distribution Models – Hotel Guest Bathroom
15ft (4.6m) x 15ft (4.6m) x 8ft (2.4m) Ceiling Height

D1 | General Ambient / Shower light – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDSWH
D2 | Spot – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD07930SPT, Trim: X2TRDSWH
P1 | Pendant – XCPR6CCS10WF0000030WHO00DF

 

Hospitality Space

Light Distribution Models – Hospitality Space
20ft (6.1m) x 20ft (6.1m) x 9ft (2.7m) Ceiling Height

A1 | Accent / Spot – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMA07930NST, Trim: X2TRASWH
D1 | Pendant – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDSWH
D2 | Accent – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD07930FLT, Trim: X2TRDSWH
P1 | Pendant – XCPR6CCS10FL0000030WHO00DH

 

Corridor 1

Light Distribution Models – Corridor 1
40ft (12.2m) x 10ft (3m) x 10ft (3m) Ceiling Height

D1 | General Ambient w/ Linear Optic – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930LST, Trim: X2TRDSWH
D2 | Adjustable Spot – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDWWH

 

Corridor 2

Light Distribution Models – Corridor 2
40ft (12.2m) x 10ft (3m) x 10ft (3m) Ceiling Height

D1 | General Ambient – Housing: X2NCR, Module: XMD10930WFT, Trim: X2TRDSWH

 

Learn more about the X Series and X Series Cylinder.

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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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