One of the more innovative fields in green technology is lighting. For XOCO, we are working with lighting manufacturers Lightolier and Forecast. They are providing all fixtures for the space. LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are the next generation in energy efficient lighting. One of the problems with LED is the quality and color of the light it emits. This was a particular concern for our project, since food often falls flat in harsh light. However, Lightolier’s Calculite recessed downlights are very unique. When demo'd for Rick, he thought they could work in certain applications. That's why the restaurant features Calculite Solid State (LED) wall washers – using a mere 20 watts of input power per fixture. This product was just awarded the most prestigious award at Lightfair 2009 in New York City – Most Innovative Product of the Year. We are thrilled to have them in the restaurant.