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Xicato modules are uniquely designed to deliver quality light for the life of the module. Our reliability story has two parts: (1) dependable light output and (2) color consistency and quality of light for the life of the module.
Our patented Corrected Cold Phosphor Technology® keeps both LED die and temperature-sensitive phosphors stable by providing separate thermal paths for each. As a result, Xicato modules deliver high levels of output for more than 50,000 hours, even at maximum case temperature and lumen output. To ensure the reliability of the modules, they go through extensive and punishing tests. During development and prior to launch, modules are subjected to over 1,000 hours of Wet High Temperature Operating Life (WHTOL) testing at 85˚C and 85% relative humidity. After launch, modules are subjected to LM80 type High Temperature Operating Life (HTOL) long-term testing. Results for lumen maintenance are extrapolated using the industry standard TM-21-11 calculator to validate performance.
The second aspect of our reliability promise addresses the maintenance of color point and color quality for the life of the module. Xicato modules begin life as "identical twins" - all modules of a given color series (e.g. Artist Series) and color temperature (e.g. 3000K) are within a 1x2 MacAdam Ellipse (± 0.001 Duv, ± 70K) when shipped from the factory. And they stay within 3 MacAdam Ellipses of each other throughout their lives together. Guaranteed!
At the end of the day, you rely on our modules to deliver the light you need for your application. Your space will look just the way you imagined it for the life of the installation. We back that promise with a unique Xicato 5-Year Color Consistency and Lumen Maintenance Warranty.