News & Events

Wall Pack Retrofit Yields 89% Energy Savings

Published: Wed, 03/27/2013
Adaptive Wall Packs at UC Davis

Last June UC Davis replaced 101 static HPS and MH wall packs with adaptive LED wall packs by Philips, equipping them with outdoor motion sensors by WattStopper and networked controls from Lumewave. Along with streetlights and post-top luminaires, the wall packs were incorporated into the Adaptive Campus Control System at UC Davis, via an RF network that provides campus-wide lighting control.

CALCTP Goes National

Published: Mon, 03/18/2013

More than 1,800 electricians have graduated from the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP), a rigorous course of study that prepares electricians to install state-of-the-art lighting control solutions. Last year CALCTP was awarded a grant from the California Workforce Investment Board, and the program has proven to be so successful that it is now being adopted in other states as the National Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (NALCTP).

Title 24 Lighting Classes

Published: Mon, 03/18/2013
 Title 24 Lighting Classes

CLTC has partnered with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to offer classes on lighting for retail and residential spaces. The classes are specifically designed to help contractors, engineers, designers, and other building professionals  meet—or exceed—California's Title 24 building energy efficiency standards. The courses will explore how to apply best practices in compliance with new and existing code requirements, and they will provide technology updates on energy-efficient lamps and ballasts, as well as advanced sensors and controls.

Governor's Office Proposes Prop 39 Funds Go to Upgrading Schools

Published: Thu, 03/14/2013
Governor's Office Proposes Prop 39 Funds Go to Upgrading Schools

Last November, California voters passed Proposition 39, the California Clean Energy Jobs Act, ending a state tax break for multistate businesses and dedicating the anticipated revenue to energy efficiency projects and job creation in the clean energy sector. The Governor's office recently released 2013–2014 budget summary proposes to allocate all Prop 39 funds to K–12 schools and community colleges for efficiency upgrades and clean energy job training programs.

A Breakthrough in Daylighting Technology

Published: Wed, 03/13/2013
LMLS - 600 A Breakthrough in Daylight Harvesting, April 17, 2013

After intensive R&D efforts in the lab at CLTC, a dual-loop photosensor is now commercially available. The LMLS-600 is the first lighting control device to combine open-loop and closed-loop photosensor technologies and the latest addition to WattStopper's Digital Lighting Management (DLM) system. The result makes daylight harvesting significantly more reliable, energy efficient and cost effective.