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.
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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.
The University of California, Davis, and PLC Multipoint, developer of photosensors and associated controls, have signed a licensing agreement to commercialize CLTC's electric lighting control technologies for daylight harvesting. The company plans to utilize the technology to support the development of a new generation of lighting control sensors.
Heading to the lighting aisle soon? Keep these key factors in mind when selecting your new light source: