Xicato® Introduces XIM LED for Smart Lighting Applications

Integration of connectivity, sensors and software creates a powerful light point that enables digital, networked control and efficacies greater than 100 lumens per Watt

Xicato, enablers of the Internet of Lights, today introduced its new XIM LED Module, a 100+ lumen per Watt light source that is designed to accommodate an integrated LED driver, on-board dimming capability, self-diagnostics, sensors and connectivity. For the first time, a single intelligent module will enable luminaire manufacturers to simplify the implementation of controls and dimming for end-users and establish a true digitally enabled light platform.

OEMs can offer a more universal and future proof platform that connects to virtually any backend operations and management system via wired and wireless communication platforms. By integrating most sensors, XIM enables aesthetically pleasing, architectural grade luminaires.

“We’re essentially putting the power of a smartphone into the module,” said Menko de Roos, CEO of Xicato. “A smartphone has about a dozen different sensors, including ambient light for the screen. With chip technologies, sensors and networking protocols, we are enabling an Internet of Lights. The ability of light sources to communicate with each other, a management system or with people in spaces sets the stage for a broad range of applications that improve a customer’s experience.”

New System Architecture

Xicato’s integrated approach unifies the electronics with the LED system. This future-proof approach removes the variability between drivers in the market and simplifies the OEM supply chain and fewer devices need to be stocked. Voltages, connectivity and diagnostics will be completely managed within the module. A new 48VDC, constant voltage, solution enables thinner track, safe operation and a more cost effective designs.

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