News & Events

CLTC Researches Smart & Clean Exterior Lighting for the Community

Published: Mon, 02/27/2023
Researchers at the California Lighting Technology Center are addressing the integration and demonstration of exterior lighting systems with on-board solar generation, battery storage and advanced controls with funding provided by the California Energy Commission’s EPIC program. In other words, “smart and clean” exterior lighting systems.

CLTC & The Color Lab Receive Lighting System Donation from Color Kinetics

Published: Mon, 11/28/2022
CLTC and The Color Lab recently received a generous donation of a PureStyle RGBA lighting system from lighting manufacturer Color Kinetics, a Signify brand. The system will be used to explore the impact of discrete color spectra on stress, mood, and alertness in partnership with the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and Toyota-Boshoku America.

CLTC Researches Residential Energy & Automation Systems

Published: Tue, 11/08/2022
The California Lighting Technology Center is excited to kick off research into today's Residential Energy & Automation (REA) Systems in collaboration with California's statewide electric emerging technologies program, CalNEXT.

REA systems combine home-energy monitoring features with automated appliance management and control of distributed energy resources (DER) such as electric vehicle (EV) chargers, rooftop solar panels, and stationary battery energy storage (BES).

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.