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The importance of lighting within retail environments.


On a recent trip to New York, I was completely put off walking into a store because it was so bright. The lighting was so overpowering that I walked straight by. Lighting plays a fundamental part in creating just the right look and feel for retail environments. Whether its highlighting products on shelves, illuminating wonderful windows, or creating general store lighting, it’s a must to spend some time on it.


‘At the beginning of this decade, the


introduction of high brightness LEDs that exceeded the efficiencies of incandescent lamps paved the way for a new standard in retail lighting,’ says Roger Sexton, vice president, marketing at Xicato. ‘Ongoing efficacy improvements and the associated energy savings, alongside maintenance savings, have now allowed LEDs to compete with halogen, fluorescent and HID staples. There was only one problem. LEDs were still inconsistent and unreliable in terms of their ability to sustain their original colour.’


Xicato has solved this problem with a 12


no-compromise attitude to light quality and the introduction of a module that separates the phosphor from the LEDs. ‘This ‘corrected cold phosphor technology’ tunes the phosphor mix to counter any differences in wavelengths of the LEDs in the modules. This ensures a perfectly uniform, perfectly natural (centred on Black Body Locus) light that is produced to an industry best sustained colour point stability. Rendering performance is at the industry norm of 80+ for the standard ranges of modules, while a unique “Artist Series” has, via attention to both LED and phosphor specification, a CRI of over 95. This figure is uniquely calculated with all 15 standard test colours including the saturated ones and not just the first 8 pastel colours. The often problematic R9 (deep red) performance is over 95 – outperforming not just other LED solutions but traditional lamp types like compact fluorescent, compact metal halide and even IR coated halogen. Maintenance of CRI, colour point stability and light output is ensured by the


module’s thermal design, which keeps the phosphor cold – its performance is therefore stable over the module’s lifetime. Xicato’s LED module portfolio includes both XSM Spot Modules for accent applications and XLM Linear Modules for wallwash and downlighting applications. Outputs range from 400 to 2200 lumens. Colour temperatures range from warm 2700K to cool 4000K. Efficacies approach 70lm/W. All Xicato LED modules are enclosed in IP66 aluminum housings with a glass front plate so the cleaning of luminaires is always possible. ‘This module specification lends itself ideally to retail lighting. Its warm and relaxing light contributes to a welcoming ambiance. Different shades of white (to suit the shop type), high accenting possibilities (for spectacular product enhancement) and no disturbing colour point differences (eg for decorative scalloping along a white wall) will meet the most stringent lighting design criteria,’ believes Sexton. The usual benefits of using LEDs include long life, no heat in the


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