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Xicato Expands Family of Smart Drivers with Wireless Control and the Best 0.1% Flicker-Free Dimming in the Industry

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. In addition to reducing energy conversion losses, these drivers enable flexibility in the placement and minimal use of AC-DC power conversion stages, thereby reducing overall cost of equipment and maintenance. All Xicato drivers feature deep, smooth, monotonic dimming to 0.1%, with fade-on and fade-off and, fully comply with and exceed IEEE 1789 compliant flicker standards that ensure occupant health and comfort.

"The importance of 0.1% dimming in architectural projects is critical. Having a full range of flicker free solutions provides users a variable environment without concern. Drivers with less dimming range simply do not provide the function the space requires" said David Ghatan, President IALD, CLD, MIES. "The difference between 1% and 0.1% is huge. It is in that range that you can find the magic of the design."

The Xicato DC drivers feature extremely compact form factors with options at 46mm round and rectangular models as slim as 13mm wide by 90mm long. These models enable the slimmest linear fixtures, the most inconspicuous cove lighting, the tiniest troffers, and the most compact tracks and spots, all without sacrificing power or performance. PCBA models can be hidden in existing and emerging micro-format track adapters, such as standard Stucchi® track adapters, in order to minimize visual impact. 

"DC drivers provide reliable, efficient, compact and elegant solutions for luminaire manufacturers, lighting designers and building owners, all of whom are driving the emerging trend toward the adoption of DC infrastructure", said Amir Zoufonoun, Xicato's CEO. "Xicato has always been at the forefront of technology in lighting, drivers and controls. Our mission is to provide end-to-end solutions that enhance spaces for comfort, productivity and health".

All the new drivers are part of Xicato Onboard, a series of embeddable products by which any 3rd party luminaire or device can be upgraded to be wirelessly controlled and monitored via Bluetooth mesh and operate seamlessly with Xicato's award winning Controls Platform.

Availability:

All of the new drivers are available. Products can also be purchased at store.xicato.com by end of Q2. For product information, please visit store.xicato.com/manufacturer/xicato/programmable-led-power/xid-drivers

About Xicato:

Xicato is defining the future of smart buildings, delivering the absolute best quality, highest performing and most reliable light sources; world-class LED drivers; as well as other wirelessly connected intelligent devices including sensors, switches, gateways, controls electronics, and software; plus installation and commissioning services. Xicato products inspire architects, designers and building owners to dream up and create more beautiful and healthier environments with smarter and more connected experiences. With an installed base of over 10 million nodes, spanning thousands of locations in over 30 countries, and backed by a strong team of innovators based in Silicon Valley, Xicato continues to stay ahead of customer needs in a variety of verticals including the world's most renowned museums and cathedrals, retail shops and hotels, offices and hospitals. For more information, visit www.xicato.com

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