The evolution in data exchange

The OXL file is a file format for the exchange of data in the lighting engineering sector and represents the evolution of files such as Eulumdat, IES, the English Cibse TM14, the Scandinavian LTLI and CIE 102, generally limited to only photometric data.

The OXL file has been developed by OxyTech in conjunction with the modern technology of XML type files, widely used today in many sectors in which the transfer of information is an essential part.


One file for all information on a product

The great innovation of the OXL file is the possibility to manage various items of information, even of different types and structures, within a single object thus guaranteeing:

  • speed and simplicity
  • flexibility, efficiency and practicality
  • order in document management

The OXL file allows management of the following product information for luminaires and light sources:

  • photometries and photometric parameters
  • spectrum and color parameters
  • laboratory data such as the list of instruments used, the norms of reference and the uncertainties
  • laboratory electrical parameter regarding luminaires and sources, including the LED drivers source currents
  • technical data sheets data
  • images in different formats
  • 3D files
  • energy label
  • accessory documents such as:
    • product certifications in PDF
    • instruction leaflets in PDF
    • Excel® charts
    • product launch videos
    • etc.

This is the first example of an XML file being applied to the lighting engineering sector and it can be used within LITESTAR 4D or by any other application able to read the Xml/ OXL file.

Try it now ...

  • Download LITESTAR 4D from the Download section and install it
  • Download the  OXL sample file (click here), drag it and drop it in one of the following LITESTAR 4D modules:
    • Photoview, the photo-colorimetric data management module
    • Litecalc, the lighting design module
    • Liswin, the interactive electronic catalog, after having created a customized folder/catalog

Nothing will be like before.