Xicato’s New Blog Offers Perspectives on Lighting and Challenges Conventional Thinking

Xicato, enablers of the Internet of Lights, published its first blog today, www.xicato.com/blog in an effort to share new perspectives on color science, smart lighting, LED technology and to challenge conventional thinking that can slow market adoption and the continued development of LED lighting technology. Xicato’s blog includes articles authored by Xicato’s experts as well as from noted lighting designers, technologists, end-users and others.

Xicato Blog.jpgTransformation, the title of the blog’s first article by Menko de Roos, CEO, offers his perspective on the changing lighting industry with five ideas on what we might see in the years ahead. A Model Event at the Great Northern Hotel by guest bloggers Marco Rebora, founder of the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards and Peter Veale, Partner at Firefly Lighting Design, introduces an approach to exploring lighting in high-end and boutique hotels for architects and designers. The third blog, 7 Things You Need to Know About Dimming, cuts through the fog of information and gives a simple set of considerations as the industry continues to grapple with dimming LED sources.

“Conversations we’ve had over the last year with lighting designers, end-users, editors and others about where the lighting industry is headed and the inability, sometimes, to find simple explanations about the light and technology inspired us,” said Menko de Roos, CEO of Xicato. “We were encouraged to try to bring some of these discussions forward and our hope is that we can accomplish that with this new blog. We sincerely hope that people will join the conversation and we intend to give them content to talk about.”

About Xicato
Xicato is enabling the Internet of Lights and empowering architects, designers and building managers to create beautiful, smart spaces people love to live and work in. We design and build intelligent LED modules that integrate the best quality and most efficient light with software, sensors and connectivity. With Xicato, spaces and buildings can be simply managed from anywhere, using any device. For further information visit: www.xicato.com.


Xicato’s headquarters and manufacturing is based in Silicon Valley and the company has offices in China, Japan, Europe and the US. Founded in 2007, Xicato’s focus on high quality light and reliability has won praise from the lighting community and end-users alike and was recognized as “Best Industrial Partner” at the Professional Lighting Design Conference. Installations using Xicato range from retail and museums to restaurants and hotels. A gallery of installations can be found here.

21 Aug