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February 2018

Clara AC IP65 is designed for bollards, park lighting and bulk heads and can be integrated into environments that previously were not possible. Instead of making the whole luminaire moisture proof, Optodrive have created secure moisture barriers where required. This technology is made possible by always enabling moisture to evaporate.

The Clara range meets the demands of high performance optical solutions in both light emitting and in colour rendering.

Key features: 
• IP65, no extra encapsulation required
• Based on Clara AC 24-LED
• No driver required
• Dimming – Dimming via standard trailing edge dimmers
• Small and simple with convenient fixing points

 

Optdrive Clara AC IP65

 


January 2018

Xicato is reducing the cost and complexity of controls with their GalaXi™ portfolio of open standard Bluetooth wireless control products. GalaXi enables worry-free, hassle-free, and economical lighting control, with no compromise to power or performance.

Fast, Easy & Affordable

Xicato GalaXi saves time and money, enabling simple, flexible system design. Installation and commissioning in hours or days, rather than weeks or months. No more expensive wires, hubs, or dedicated control gear. All without sacrificing fast, responsive performance or powerful features such as groups, scenes, schedules and sensor control.

Unlimited Scalability for Large Installations

Xicato GalaXi is highly scalable to meet the needs of large commercial sites. There is no practical limit on the physical size or number of nodes in a network. Tens of thousands of nodes can share a single secure network, and there can be tens of thousands of secure networks. Define thousands of groups or scenes, if you like. Extend the network using the Xicato Intelligent Gateway, and eventually through Bluetooth Mesh.

The GalaXi Portfolio

XIM is a compact lighting module that integrates

  1. A Xicato light source,
  2. An industry-leading dimming driver and
  3. Wired and Bluetooth wireless control.

Xicato is the only LED manufacturer to guarantee:

  • Initial colour consistency of 1×2 SDCM
  • 7-year, B0 (no failures) warranty on L70 lumen maintenance
  • 7-year, B0 warranty on colour maintenance (3 SDCM)
  • 7-year, B0 warranty on integrated electronics!

Xicato light sources are available in in 9mm or 19mm LES, 2700K to 4000K CCT, in multiple SPD/CRI options including the legendary Artist Series, and in 700lm to 3000lm output. The integrated Xicato driver can be controlled by Bluetooth and/or DALI or 0-10V, and provides smooth, flicker-free dimming to 0.1%.
XIM provides extensive operating data over Bluetooth to enable proactive lighting maintenance. It can also transmit Eddystone, AltBeacon, and/or iBeacons to enable location based information and navigation services in mobile apps.

Xicato Intelligent Drivers (XID) are compact, programmable, deep dimming drivers that enable Bluetooth and/or wired control of most LED sources up to 56W. This includes the entire Xicato XTM portfolio, but also most 3rd party vendor indoor LEDs, CoBs, and LED arrays.

There are two XID models, which can be manufacturer-programmed to fit specific light sources and luminaires. One has a programmable maximum current of 350mA to 700mA, and another has a programmable maximum current of 700mA to 1400mA. Both accept either 24V or 48V DC input, provide smooth, IEEE 1789-compliant dimming performance to 0.1%, can be programmed with beacons, and provide detailed operating data over Bluetooth or DALI.

Xicato Intelligent Sensors (XIS) are compact wireless nodes that transmit sensor data over the Bluetooth network for use by lighting, environmental management, or other applications. Various wired or battery powered configurations are available that can sense passive infrared (PIR) motion, ambient light (lux), temperature or relative humidity.

The Xicato Intelligent Gateway (XIG) provides wired or wireless IP access to a wireless Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) network of LED modules, drivers, bridges, sensors, and other devices. XIG allows users to extend the Bluetooth network beyond the range of a Bluetooth radio to any distance or any number of sites, providing remote access for programming, monitoring and control of large buildings, campuses, or enterprises.

In addition to its own web-based user interface, compatible with any standard browser, XIG features an open, secure HTTP interface API that allows Xicato nodes to be monitored and controlled through the XIG by 3rd party lighting control and/or building management systems.