The U.S. Department of Energy's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) has released its Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires, Version 1.0. The specification was prepared by the MSSLC Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring Committee. It is intended to help those cities and utilities adopting LED street lighting select control systems appropriate to their varied needs.
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CLTC partnered with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the California Energy Commission to assess how incentive programs and education efforts might best serve retailers' transition to LEDs.
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.
CLTC has expanded its lab testing capabilities to accommodate its growing number of technology testing programs and projects. These include xenon lamp testing, screw-base LED replacement lamp tests and directional LED lamp testing.
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).
The California Energy Commission has adopted a voluntary lighting quality specification for LED replacement lamps. The new standard requires LED lamps to meet certain performance criteria in order to qualify for utility incentive programs and rebates.
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.
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.