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Biannual Joint Meeting of the CIE/USA and CNC/CIE

Published: Fri, 10/25/2013
Biannual Joint Meeting of the CIE/USA and CNC/CIE

The International Commission on Illumination (CIE, from its French name) is the global association for discussion, debate and information sharing on all matters related to light and lighting. The Canadian and U.S. committees for the CIE meet in Davis, California this year for two days of technical presentations, tours, and business meetings with many of the leading researchers and practitioners in the science and art of light and lighting.

Student Spotlight: Thao Tran

Published: Wed, 09/25/2013

UC Davis undergraduate student Thao Tran is the recipient of a Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). The scholarship will fund research she began last year in Professor Siminovitch's Designing with Light course (DES 136B).

“I’m interested in how lighting impacts health and wellness,” says Tran.  “And I want to learn more about how to execute that in a way that also saves energy.”

Smart Lighting Initiative: Phase 2

Published: Tue, 09/17/2013
Smart Lighting Phase 2 in 43 buildings

Phase 2 of the UC Davis Smart Lighting Initiative will upgrade lighting in offices, labs, classrooms, corridors, and other spaces in selected buildings built in 1985 or later. Implementation of energy-efficient light sources, vacancy sensors and lighting control systems will reduce energy use by an estimated 5.5 million kilowatt-hours annually, saving the campus about $475,000, according to Scott Arntzen, senior project manager with Design and Construction Management.

Singapore to Launch Lighting Technology Center in Collaboration with UC Davis

Published: Tue, 09/10/2013
CLTC Inspires Sister Center in Singapore

The University of California, Davis, is collaborating with the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) and Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to develop a lighting efficiency demonstration and training center in Singapore. Leaders from the three institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on September 12 stating goals and strategies for fostering sustainable lighting solutions through the new center.

The New CLTC Website Is Live!

Published: Sun, 07/28/2013
Welcome to Our New Website: News & Resources from the Center of Lighting Innovation

CLTC's website is now one of the best online resources for those engaged in lighting research, development, and commercial innovation. Our new site is updated and streamlined for faster, easier navigation, and it offers a wealth of news and information on innovative projects and demonstrations. It also features upcoming events, case studies, articles and publications, video clips, and more. We hope you enjoy exploring our new website.

All High-Efficacy Lighting for Residential Applications

Published: Fri, 07/26/2013
All High Efficacy Lighting for Residential Applications

California's 2008 and 2013 Title 24 standards require some high-efficacy lighting in a limited number of residential space types, such as kitchens and bathrooms. (Refer to the project page for more on code requirements for high-efficacy luminaire classification.) Future standards requiring all high-efficacy lighting in residential buildings could yield large-scale energy savings—if cost-effective technologies will satisfy consumers.

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