DMG Lumière’s story began in Lyon, France in 2011 when Director of Photography Mathieu de Montgrand and his Gaffer Nicolas Goerg approached Mathieu’s LED-specialist brother, Nils, to see if they could create the LED soft light of their dreams.
For more than a decade, Nils had created lighting for the medical industry, building flicker-free LED panels used in operating rooms. Mathieu admired the quality of his brother’s LED light fixtures, and together they set out to engineer a slim, lightweight fixture for the film & TV industry. Their meeting ended with their dream LED fixture on a scrap of paper. This little drawing would evolve into what is now the Switch range of LED soft lights.