(USA) – In a bid to support today’s circular economy, Xicato announced its line of LEDs with Corrected Cold Phosphor Technology; the XCA, XTM and the XIM intelligent light module, are now backed with the industry’s only 10-year warranty on lumen and colour.
Previously, Xicato offered a five-year warranty on the XCA and XTM, and up to a seven-year warranty on the XIM. The XIM, with its integrated driver, flicker-free dimming, and Bluetooth Mesh controls sets further precedence for reliability for a plug-and-play LED engine since the typical external LED driver is often the failure point in an installation long before the LED’s life span. Xicato’s extension of warranty is based on millions of these sources still in service around the world, as well as company’s own extensive long-term testing over the past 10 years, all with relative colour points that are virtually indistinguishable from a brand-new light even after more than a decade of use.
Xicato has also applied its expertise in creating standard setting light sources to the company’s flexible linear lights, the XFL, which are also backed by a 10-year warranty. Customers are now free to mix and match Xicato’s spot and flexible linear lights and be assured of uniform quality and reliability across their mixed installations for years to come.
“We welcome the news that Xicato will make a long-term commitment to the mortality, lumen output and colour consistency of their sources with this 10-year warranty,” said Ali Kay, Director and Head of Development at Stoane Lighting. “We design our light fittings to last. Using light sources also designed to last aligns well with this long-held core ethos. Stoane Lighting pledges 25-year support for its products and is active in encouraging circular approach to manufacturing: Design it to last, design it to be repaired, and design it to be upgraded – ‘Re-New’, Not Replace! If we can do all that with fewer light source replacements, then the environmental impact of our products during their lifetime is even further reduced.”
James Morris Jones, International Sales Director at Lucent Lighting added: “It is great to hear that Xicato has extended their XCA, XTM, XIM remote phosphor module warranty to 10 years including colour maintenance. This is important in today’s circular economy world and we are happy to support and extend our fixtures with Xicato inside.”
Rob Verbeelen, Luxendi’s General Manager said: “As the premier distributor for lighting in Europe and official distributor of Xicato modules and accessories for BeNeLux, France and DACH, we have enjoyed a long partnership with Xicato as both companies are passionate about quality lights and how it enhances our lives.
“Xicato is not only the clear leader in quality lights, their commitment to their customers is unparalleled as exemplified by an outstanding lumen and color warranty that is unique in our industry,” he added.
Amir Zoufonoun, Xicato’s CEO commented: “Xicato’s radical thinking about what a quality light source means led to innovations that created the highest precision and most reliable light sources that are still unsurpassed 10 years after their introduction. We feel confident in backing them with the best warranty in the industry at no additional cost to our customers, once again setting a new standard for the rest of the industry to aspire toward. Xicato’s commitment to create smart, energy efficient, and comfortable spaces starts with beautiful quality lighting, no matter which type of light bears our name.”