XAL is a leading manufacturer of high-quality lights and lighting systems for shops, offices, hotels and homes. The headquarters of the company founded in 1989 are located in Graz, Austria. The passion for light has brought XAL far, not only technically – as an LED pioneer for example – but also geographically: today XAL is a global company with around 1,300 employees, its own research, production and sales sites in 30 international locations, and a partner network that spans five continents. Welcome to the world of XAL.
It is our objective to develop lighting solutions, which are extraordinary in terms of energy efficiency, functionality and design. For that, technical competence and intelligent innovation are just as important as first-class know-how in production and design. These competences enable us to respond very flexibly to our customers’ requirements and also realise specially tailored LED-solutions in an extremely short time.
The desire to create a presence that clearly distinguishes itself from the competition is as old as business life itself. Seldom has this been seen so successfully implemented, however, as it has at Optik Achatz in Oberwart, where the status of a high-end optician is actually imparted by the quality of the architecture. Situated in a shopping mall, the optician's shop appears bright and friendly, even from the outside. This open impression is further reinforced by the generously spacious interior and the lack of a conventional entrance, which is instead formed and framed by the individual display cases. A clear formal language, the use of high-grade materials, and the deliberately reduced use of light create an invitingly intimate atmosphere within. Visually, the colours of the company’s corporate identity dominate, with white arches generating an extraordinary room-in-room situation in the midst of an orange ambience.
The lighting concept creates clear zoning and ideal usability of the individual areas through different brightness levels and moods. The sales area is clearly and identifiably arranged into areas for men and women, while attractive lighting accents make the presentation of the goods a highlight. Selected items in the collection are presented on individual pedestals and illuminated by overhead LED luminaires with Plexiglas diffusers. Deliberately recessed LED strips ensure that the walls catch the light for a structured and lively effect, which not only guarantees greater attention but also concrete recall values. The try-out zone is fitted with light panels for shadow-free illumination while the lighting used in the ophthalmic treatment area separates it clearly from the sales areas. The latest generation of warm-white LED light characterises the lighting atmosphere of the shop and was chosen both for its visual quality and for its impressive efficiency. Energy consumption has been reduced by more than half, and the lower waste heat produced has significantly reduced the energy required for air conditioning.