News & Events

CLTC Receives Funding to Demonstrate V2B Technologies for Resilient Backup Power

Published: Thu, 09/01/2022
We are excited to announce that the California Lighting Technology Center is expanding its research capacity to lead a new effort demonstrating vehicle-to-building (V2B) mobile battery energy storage as emergency power backup at a Caltrans’ facility in Oakland, California.

This $5.3M project is funded with $3M from the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge Program (EPIC) Program and $2.3M in match funds from project partners.

Integral Metering & Reporting Capabilities of Networked Lighting Controls

Published: Tue, 03/29/2022
CLTC Publishes Study on Integral Metering & Reporting Capabilities of Networked Lighting Controls
Networked lighting control (NLC) systems have proven they can successfully reduce demand and save energy in real-world applications through a combination of basic and advanced control strategies. However, the potential of NLCs’ integral metering and reporting capabilities to provide cost effective energy-use data for incentive programs and outcome-based code opportunities has not been fully realized. This is, in part, due to the variety of metering and reporting approaches used by today’s NLCs.

CLTC Welcomes New Associate Director

Published: Tue, 03/01/2022

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Professor Jae Yong Suk to UC Davis! Suk joins the CLTC research team as Associate Director, and the Department of Design as an associate professor teaching lighting and daylighting design courses. Suk brings a unique background as a highly accomplished researcher, professor, and internationally recognized lighting designer, which will enhance CLTC's ongoing research, education, and demonstration activities.

CLTC Publishes Study on Adaptive Lighting in Outdoor Security Applications

Published: Wed, 11/17/2021

Today, adaptive lighting is considered best practice for numerous outdoor applications and has been incorporated into many current energy standards. However, outdoor areas with heightened security requirements are often excluded from adaptive lighting control requirements and these areas remain lit with high, uniform levels of static illumination.

To address this gap, CLTC partnered with the Office of Naval Research to evaluate the energy-savings potential and end-user acceptance of adaptive lighting for outdoor security applications.