August 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 16, 2018 – DMF Lighting® (DMF), a leader in LED downlighting innovation, announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against ELCO Lighting, Inc. (ELCO), in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. 2:18-cv-07090.

The lawsuit alleges that ELCO is willfully infringing DMF’s U.S. Patent No. 9,964,266 by selling an imitation of DMF’s award-winning DRD2 LED Module. The DRD2 Module is a compact LED light engine that creates downlighting systems that are simple to specify, install, and maintain, and that can be used across many different lighting environments. Offered under DMF’s OneFrame System and OneLED brands, the DRD2 Module has revolutionized recessed lighting technology since its introduction in 2014. The DRD2 Module facilitates a flexible, modular approach that combines versatile light module and trim options for both compact junction box and architectural recessed fixture applications.

The lawsuit alleges that ELCO has tried to cause confusion in the marketplace regarding the origin of DMF’s products sold under the OneFrame and OneLED marks (the “One Marks”) and ELCO’S copycat products, including by promoting the infringing products under the trademark “UNO,” meaning “ONE.”

Michael Danesh, inventor of the DRD2 Module, stated: “At DMF, we believe in creating quality products by consistently investing in our innovation. We are committed to protecting our investments in research and development so that we can continue to create award-winning products and deliver exceptional value to our customers.”

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DMF Lighting designs and builds LED downlighting that sets the bar for simplicity, flexibility and quality. At our in-house R&D lab, our engineers and designers are at work constantly pushing boundaries and refining products to ensure that your light and lighting consistently exceeds expectations. Every DMF product delivers outstanding performance and aesthetics while saving you time and money year after year.

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