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CLTC's Professor Siminovitch shares his experiences that affirmed the need for high-color quality in today's energy efficient light sources. Read an excerpt of the article by UC Davis' science writer Kat Kerlin:
The California Lighting Technology Center's Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide for the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards 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). The updated Energy Standards took effect on January 1, 2017.
LEDVANCE, maker of SYLVANIA advanced LED lamps as well as a wide range of traditional light sources, standardized luminaires and connected lighting products, is sponsoring this years 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.
Recently, CLTC energized a round of life testing focused on evaluating commercially available medium screw base and linear LED replacement lamp solutions on behalf of the California Energy Commission!
This work serves to provide our industry with independent lamp testing and validation in order to ensure high-quality LED lamps are identified, promoted and incentivized in the California market. Additionally, CLTC will leverage the life testing outcomes to develop innovative design specifications and prototypes for high-quality lighting products.
Our Residential Lighting Guide updated for the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards 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). The updated Energy Standards take effect on January 1, 2017.
The Residential Lighting Guide is sponsored by Energy Code Ace and developed in collaboration with the California Energy Commission. Many thanks to our partners for making this collaborative education effort a success!
Today, existing municipal lighting standards in use by many cities are outdated and lack a comprehensive approach that fully supports zero net energy (ZNE) policy goals, high color rendering and circadian-friendly design. Working with the Liberty Development located in the City of West Sacramento, CLTC is poised to reevaluate and develop forward-thinking municipal standards in support of local and broad ZNE community development goals.
Last week, the City of Davis announced it has entered into the final phase of its city-wide, outdoor lighting system upgrade! New luminaires are compliant with the outdoor LED lighting guidelines recently published by the American Medical Association and they feature onboard occupancy sensing technology, which automatically controls light levels based on the presence of pedestrians or vehicles in the area. More light is provided when someone is using the space and light levels are reduced d