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Museum Lighting Understanding How Lighting Brings Exhibits To Life

December 1, 2020
In any museum, lighting plays an essential role in the visitor’s experience. From a functional perspective, lighting plays a vital role in guiding visitors through their museum or gallery experience.


Xicato Announces Partnership with Leading Sales Agency in Wisconsin

November 18, 2020
San Jose, CA – November 18th, 2020 -- Xicato, the leading provider of Bluetooth smart building wireless controls and highest quality spot and linear light sources, today announced a partnership with Mlazgar Associates, a manufacturers’ representative firm, to promote and sell the broad Xicato portfolio of lighting and controls products in Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin.


Xicato Announces Partnership with Leading Sales Agency in Australia

November 10, 2020
Xicato today announced a strategic partnership with Specialist Lighting Distributors (SLD), a manufacturers’ representative firm, to promote and sell the broad Xicato portfolio of lighting and controls products in Australia and New Zealand.


Xicato Announces Partnership with Leading Sales Agency in Seattle

September 1, 2020
Xicato Announces Partnership with Leading Sales Agency in Seattle Stoller Lighting will play a key role in expanding our customer base for the recently announced XFL, premium flexible linear lights that have already started shipping. The XFL line is supported by Xicato’s leading portfolio of complete end-to-end Bluetooth Mesh controls all of which will make strong additions to Stoller Lighting line card.


Xicato Announces Partnership with Leading Sales Agency in the District of Columbia Region

July 21, 2020
District Lighting Group serve customers in the trade areas of Maryland, Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia and Delaware representing highly regarded manufacturers in the lighting industry. The partnership expands Xicato’s reach on the east coast with a strong local sales and applications support for the newly introduced XFL premium flexible lights and leading-edge smart wireless Bluetooth controls.


Xicato Announces Partnership with Leading Sales Agency in New York

June 22, 2020
Xicato, the leading provider of Bluetooth smart building wireless controls and highest quality spot and linear light sources, today announced a partnership with NYDigital, a manufacturers’ representative firm, to promote and sell the broad Xicato portfolio of lighting and controls products to customers in the New York region.


A Study: Optimum Lighting for Plant Walls

June 17, 2020
Xicato has sponsored a new independent study, Optimum Lighting of Plant Walls, and has made the research and results available in a CIBSE accredited CPD Course.


Xicato’s Portfolio of Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Now Shipping Worldwide


Xicato, the leading provider of Bluetooth smart building wireless controls and highest quality spot and linear light sources, today announced the general availability of previously announced XFL line of premium linear lights along with 3rd party AC drivers to fulfill orders.


Xicato's Complete Product Catalog

May 1, 2020
Download latest Xicato's complete product catalog here and keep up to date with all of our offerings. https://2sz7fh20hqku3jnvjc3lxy6g-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/themes/xicato/documentuploads/Xicato%20Complete%20Product%20Catalog%20040320.pdf


Xicato Introduces New Portfolio of Premium Smart Linear LED Lights

April 23, 2020
Xicato, the leading provider of Bluetooth smart building wireless controls and highest quality light sources, today announced the introduction of XFL, the next generation of smart enabled linear lighting solutions that live up to quality standards the company’s LED spot lights have set for the market over the past 12 years.


A Message From The CEO

March 16, 2020
We take our social responsibilities seriously and we are doing everything we can to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients and partners around the world. 


Xicato Expands Family of Smart Drivers with Wireless Control

March 9, 2020
Building on the success of the Xicato Integrated Module (XIM), Intelligent Driver (XID), and Miniature Driver (XMD), Xicato is enabling new, sleek, compact, 1- and 2-channel designs that enable and accelerate the market adoption of DC distribution in building infrastructure.


Xicato Announces General Availability of 4, 23 and 32mm XOBs

March 3, 2020
Xicato Announces General Availability of 4, 23 and 32mm XOBs. The full portfolio covers the span of 2700K to 5600K CCT with 90 and 95CRI color rendering options, while utilizing off the shelf holders and reflectors for fastest time to market.


Xicato Expands Family of Miniature Smart Drivers with Wireless Control

Nov 13, 2019
Xicato's Miniature Driver’s narrow, rectangular and low-profile footprint allows Luminaire designs with minimal visual impact with deep-dimming and smart driver control with wireless BLE option.


New Daylight 5600K LED Source is Here

Oct 24, 2019
Xicato’s new Daylight 5600K LED source, part of the popular Artist series, is a perfect solution for living walls, where the high CCT and high CRI provide just the right amount of plant growth. It is essential in healthcare, rehabilitation facilities and a great choice for livestock lighting for increased production and animal welfare.


Announcing General Availability of 14.5mm LES with 1x2 SDCM

Oct 14, 2019
The 14.5mm LES XOB has had strong demand from light designers who need the same quality offered in the Company’s 6 and 9.8mm LES XOBs with the consistency of color point for seamless integration where comfort, color matching and quality matter.


Xicato Unveils Open Platform for Smart Building Applications

Sept 25, 2019
We are announcing the general availability of Xicato’s Bluetooth mesh software, with a licensing option for OEMs to enable mesh capability on their devices with Bluetooth approved chipsets, so any 3rd party device can be upgraded to control and monitor a smart building and operate seamlessly.


Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings

July 18, 2019
Xicato announced the official release of its XIG API (Xicato Intelligent Gateway application programming interface) to the software developer and system integration community under the standard MIT Free Open Source Software (FOSS) license. Read more here.


Xicato Unveils New High-Density Light Sources

June 25, 2019
The highly anticipated XOB is here! Xicato announces a new category of high density light sources, expanding its world renowned portfolio of LED light sources, all at the same matching Xicato color point.


Xicato Online Store Now Open

March 31, 2019
Xicato Online Store Now Open


Xicato Controls win at darc awards

December 12, 2018
Xicato Bluetooth Controls win darc awards technology honors - Xicato’s Bluetooth Lighting Controls were selected by lighting designers from all the entries as best in the technology category.


Sam Miri Joins Xicato

September 4, 2018
Sam Miri Joins Xicato – Will lead expansion of lighting control solutions.


Xicato In Media

 

Prime Light Expands Xicato’s Presence in the UK

December 1, 2020
San Jose, CA– December 1st, 2020-- Xicato, the leading provider of highest quality spot and linear light sources and controls, today announced a strategic partnership withPrime Light,a manufacturers’ representative firm, to promote and sell the broad Xicato portfolio of linear lighting productsin the UK.


LEDs Magazine: Xicato Announces New Partnership with Agency in DC

July 21, 2020
District Lighting expands Xicato’s presence in lighting and smart building projects. Read full piece here: https://www.ledsmagazine.com/company-newsfeed/article/14180070/xicato-announces-partnership-with-leading-sales-agency-in-the-district-of-columbia-region.


The Light Review Online: Lighting Living Walls

June 26, 2020
A Living Wall is there for you and me. It’s the nearest we can get to connect with a ‘real’ environment in our urban working lives. A simple analogue would be a wall-wide photograph of a wood, perhaps; a Living Wall brings the reality of the living world into our constructed environments. Read full article here: https://www.thelightreviewonline.com/lighting-living-walls-finding-the-best-white-light-for-the-job/


Electrical Wholesaling: Xicato Announces New Rep in New York

June 23, 2020
NYDigital is one of the top sales agencies in the New York metropolitan area, and its team of professionals have decades of experience. Read article here: https://www.ewweb.com/news/rep-news/article/21134734/xicato-announces-new-rep-in-new-york


LEDs Magazine: Understand horticultural LED SPD for optimum plant wall experience

June 18, 2020
A group of solid-state lighting (SSL) manufacturers and noted researchers has released a study titled “Lighting Green walls — finding the optimum CCT and SPD of white light sources.” Read Maury Wright's perspective of our recent research on lighting plant walls here: https://www.ledsmagazine.com/horticultural-lighting/article/14178096/understand-horticultural-led-spd-for-optimum-plant-wall-experience.


LEDs Magazine: Xicato® Light Sources at Harrods Make For The Perfect Shopping Experience

June 17, 2020
The iconic London retailer mixes Xicato's XIM Artist and Beauty Series LED light sources for enhanced color rendering in various shopping areas. Read full case study here: https://www.ledsmagazine.com/company-newsfeed/article/14177974/xicato-light-sources-at-harrods-make-for-the-perfect-shopping-experience?utm_source=LED+News+%26+Insights&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPS200617025&o_eid=3578G2909723C7X&rdx.ident%5Bpull%5D=omeda%7C3578G2909723C7X&oly_enc_id=3578G2909723C7X


LEDs Magazine: Xicato Upgrades Chrysler Building

June 9, 2020
Xicato’s renowned quality Lights and Smart Controls with Bluetooth Mesh now light up the Chrysler lobby, and the ceiling’s 1930s mural, beautifully, automatically and wirelessly while saving over 90% in energy over the traditional halogen lighting it used previously. Read full case study here. https://www.ledsmagazine.com/company-newsfeed/article/14177170/xicato-lights-and-controls-upgrades-historic-chrysler-building-while-protecting-its-history?utm_source=LED+Smart+Lighting&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPS200608024&o_eid=3578G2909723C7X&rdx.ident%5Bpull%5D=omeda%7C3578G2909723C7X&oly_enc_id=3578G2909723C7X


LED Professional: Xicato's Portfolio of Premium Smart Linear LED Lights Now Shipping Worldwide

June 4, 2020
Xicato has announced the general availability of previously announced XFL line of premium linear lights along with 3rd party AC drivers to fulfill orders. The XFL portfolio features 2nd generation linear lighting technology which includes a wide array of accessories to support a variety of job requirements. Read article here: https://www.led-professional.com/products-services/xicatos-portfolio-of-premium-smart-linear-led-lights-now-shipping-worldwide


Illumni: Research paper, Lighting Green Walls

June 1, 2020
Xicato has sponsored a new independent study, Optimum Lighting of Plant Walls, and the research and results are now available on Illumni.co. Read more here: https://illumni.co/lighting-design/research-paper-lighting-green-walls-finding-the-optimum-cct-and-spd-of-white-led-light-sources/


Electrical Wholesaling: Top 10 LED Lighting Picks for May 2020

May 18, 2020
Xicato's XMD-- A deep 0.1% flicker-free dimming and smart driver control with wireless BLE option-- makes this month's top picks! See the complete list here: https://www.ewweb.com/gear/product-galleries/media-gallery/21131415/top-10-led-lighting-picks-for-may-2020


LEDs Magazine: Xicato Connected LED Projects

April 30, 2020
Xicato supplied light engines for the hotel project in the original and iconic TWA Flight Center — using Bluetooth Mesh. Read here: https://www.ledsmagazine.com/leds-ssl-design/article/14175042/bluetooth-charts-ssl-gains-in-osram-and-xicato-connected-led-projects?utm_source=LED+Focus+On&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPS200430021&o_eid=5709J1280456H2Z&rdx.ident%5Bpull%5D=omeda%7C5709J1280456H2Z&oly_enc_id=5709J1280456H2Z


LED Professional: Xicato's New Linear Lights

April 23, 2020
Xicato introduces XFL, the next generation of smart enabled linear lighting solutions that live up to quality standards the company's LED spot lights have set for the market over the past 12 years. Read more here: https://www.led-professional.com/products-services/xicatos-new-premium-smart-linear-led-lights-join-their-end-to-end-solutions-with-smart-drivers-and-controls


LED Professional: Xicato Expands Family of Smart Drivers

March 10, 2020
Xicato, the leading provider of smart building Bluetooth wireless controls and highest quality light sources, today announced a major expansion of its family of Smart Drivers for customers that want the most compact, reliable and efficient Luminaires with the best dimming quality in the industry. Building on the success of the Xicato Integrated Module (XIM), Intelligent Driver (XID), and Miniature Driver (XMD), Xicato is enabling new, sleek, compact, 1- and 2-channel designs that enable and accelerate the market adoption of DC distribution in building infrastructure. Read full article here: https://www.led-professional.com/products-services/xicato-expands-family-of-smart-drivers-with-wireless-control-and-the-best-0-1-flicker-free-dimming-in-the-industry#.XmeJpxCmOqY.twitter


LED Professional: Xicato Expands XOB Portfolio

March 5, 2020
The complete line of XOBs now support a broad range of applications from narrow spot to high ceiling, high output lighting applications. The full portfolio covers the span of 2700 K to 5600 K CCT with 90 and 95 CRI color rendering options, while utilizing off the shelf holders and reflectors for fastest time to market. Read full article here: https://www.led-professional.com/products-services/xicato-expands-xob-portfolio-4-23-and-32mm-xobs-are-now-available.


LEDs Magazine: Boston ProShop Displays Light up with Xicato

Feb 18, 2020
Hailed as the only destination for authentic team merchandise for the Boston Bruins and the Boston Celtics, The ProShop shows off their champion-worthy merchandise with Xicato Controls with Xicato Bluetooth® Mesh technology. Read the full case study here: https://www.ledsmagazine.com/company-newsfeed/article/14168133/boston-proshop-displays-light-up-with-xicato.


Building Construction Design: Concord Goes Technicolour

Jan 24, 2020
The new Concord Beacon Muse Xicato is a best in class spotlight for colour reproduction. The Beacon Muse Xicato utilises the Xicato Artist LED module and boasts improved optical control, ultra-high colour rendering. Read the full article here: https://www.buildingconstructiondesign.co.uk/news/concord-goes-technicolour/.


Redshift: 6 Ways Smart Technologies Are Changing the Conversation About Architecture

Jan 16, 2020
Residents of smart buildings already enjoy modern conveniences such as programmable thermostats and refrigerators that can be operated over the Internet. But that’s just the beginning. Smart Controls and other technologies are now upping the game. Read the full article here: https://www.autodesk.com/redshift/smart-architecture/ 


ARC Magazine: Pro Shop powered by ’47, USA

Dec 19, 2019
Home to the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, TD Garden Pro Shop shows off their champion-worthy merchandise under nearly 300 Xicato LED light sources, each with Xicato Bluetooth® mesh controls. Read the full article in ARC Magazine: https://www.arc-magazine.com/pro-shop-powered-by-47-usa/.


LUX REVIEW: DMX and Bluetooth combined at Science Museum

Aug 2, 2019
A controls system which marries the theatrical control protocol DMX with Bluetooth wireless has been created for a new venue space at London’s Science Museum. Read the full article here: https://luxreview.com/article/2019/08/dmx-and-bluetooth-combined-at-science-museum.


Electrical Contractor: Teaching an Old Building New Tricks: The Challenge of Adding Smart Technology to Existing Structures

June 20 2019
Read how Xicato retrofit Westminster Abbey with smart technology and controls to be more energy efficient and more attractive to visitors. Full article here: https://www.ecmag.com/section/your-business/teaching-old-building-new-tricks-challenge-adding-smart-technology-existing.


West Coast Lighting Insider: Museum Conservators and Lighting Designers Exhibit the Benefits of Connected Lighting

June 17, 2019
Lighting and exhibition designers, museum facility managers and conservators are at the forefront of the connected lighting revolution, exploring options beyond just LED retrofits to enhance both preservation of artifacts and the visitor experience. Read the full article here: https://www.lightshowwest.com/museum-conservators-and-lighting-designers-exhibit-the-benefits-of-connected-lighting.


LUX REVIEW: LED Tape

Jan 22, 2019
LED tape has dozens of applications and there are hundreds of suppliers. Xicato's XLT has an R9 value of 95... this means is that is that the colour rendering is about as perfect as you can get.