In the fall of 2017, the Mexican Ministry of Energy awarded funding to the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in collaboration with the University of California Davis to establish a lighting technology and design research center known as the Centro de Tecnología de Iluminación.
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Inspired by CLTC research, the UC Office of the President launched The Million Light Bulb Challenge to procure high-quality, energy-efficient light bulbs at great prices! The light bulbs being offered through the challenge cost about 46 percent less than the same light bulbs sold through online competitors.
LEDVANCE, maker of SYLVANIA advanced LED lamps as well as a wide range of luminaires, connected lighting products and traditional light sources, sponsored this year’s LED design competition at UC Davis Department of Design! The annual lighting design competition focuses on the development of LED luminaire design as a creative industrial design experience for undergraduates at UC Davis. This undergraduate design class introduces learning experiences associated with product design, prototyping and innovation in the development of new LED luminaire design.
LiDAR has made the news in recent months as part of various high-profile archeological and geological projects. From discovering Mayan ruins to mapping our coastal seashores, LiDAR is the tool of choice. The technology also plays a critical role in autonomous vehicles, security systems and agriculture. LiDAR, shorthand for Light Detection and Ranging, may also prove useful in common lighting applications including potential use as a long-range occupancy detector to control outdoor lighting.
LEDVANCE, the maker of SYLVANIA general lighting in the United States and Canada, is supporting this year’s annual LED design competition at UC Davis Department of Design with the latest in SYLVANIA SMART+™ lighting. Design students at UC Davis are developing and prototyping actual luminaires that use these controllable LED sources to explore issues associated with optics, color control and human interface design. To experiment with in their luminaire design project, LEDVANCE has donated the following to the class:
Interested in the current state of residential lighting products? CLTC recently presented on linear LED lamp technologies as part of a webinar panel focused on light sources for the residential market. The webinar was conducted in support of Bonneville Power Administration and can be revisited here.
CLTC recently collaborated with the Emerging Technologies group at Pacific Gas & Electric Company to evaluate linear LED lamps in a variety of fixture applications, as well as identify cross-compatibility issues of select products.