As lighting technology changes, so too does the terminology used to describe it. New terms and ratings commonly become part of product packaging long before the general public has a reliable understanding of their meanings and the impact on their environments.
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The majority of building power distribution systems use alternating current (AC) sourced from a power grid. This significantly influences the design of direct current (DC) appliances including LED light sources and digital controls.
CLTC recently completed a four-year EPIC-sponsored research program that included a long-term performance evaluation of commercially available LED light sources. The study aimed to determine if today’s existing products meet their stated performance when installed in worst-case thermal conditions typical of applications designed to comply with California’s Title 24 requirements.
Evaluation results showed that the tested LED replacement lamps met most of the performance criteria claimed by their manufacturers. However, 36% of the tested lamps failed prematurely.
CLTC is excited to announce that our 2019 Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide is now available! The guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the nonresidential lighting and electrical power distribution portions of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code) that took effect on January 1, 2020.
CLTC is excited to announce that our 2019 Residential Lighting Guide is now available! The guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the residential lighting portion of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code) that took effect on January 1, 2020.
CLTC is excited to share that the US Department of Labor recently awarded $5M+ to CLTC and our training partners to support the expansion of electrical training programs across California and Nevada! This four-year funding is part of the Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap grant program and will be used to develop a Smart Cities apprenticeship tract that includes advanced electrical training on:
CLTC is excited to announce the recent installation and ongoing evaluation of a solar tracking lighting system! This installation and evaluation is part of the Evaluating Opportunities in Advanced Daylighting Retrofits project with partners from the California Energy Commission, Sonoma Clean Power Authority and Frontier Energy Inc..