Today, existing municipal lighting standards in use by many cities are outdated and lack a comprehensive approach that fully supports zero net energy (ZNE) policy goals, high color rendering and circadian-friendly design.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.
News & Events
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 lev
UC Davis hosted the Office of Naval Research this week to convene the Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence (NEPTUNE) initiative. The focus of this effort is on Driving Research and Leadership in Buildings and Transportation Efficiency with a goal to improve energy conservation, generate renewable energy and implement energy-efficient technologies. NEPTUNE also provides the opportunity for active-duty military, military students and veterans to participate in university-level research.
Professors from the University of California - Davis, University of British Columbia and the National Research Council, Canada have been awarded the 2016 Taylor Technical Talent award for research. The research published in Leukos, the journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society, focuses on the issue of color rendering from both a policy and technical perspective. This research provided input to California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards and Appliance Efficiency Regulations.
Leaders from the California Community Colleges met this week at CLTC to discuss advanced lighting curriculum and training materials for contractors and building professionals of the future. CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch hosted the team and urged collaboration with industry partners on training students with new, energy efficient technologies in their classrooms.
As part of current research sponsored by Southern California Edison, CLTC is updating its Advanced Daylighting Lab to include dynamic fenestration and integration of electric lighting and HVAC systems. Activities are being conducted in collaboration with ready-to-integrate manufacturing partners so that new systems can more quickly and effectively transition to the commercial market.
CLTC recently installed the new general illumination product from Cree in the classroom! The Cree CR22 2' x 2' luminaires are paired with the Cree SmartCast Technology to provide a self-commissioning, field-adjustable CCT, high-color rendition, dimmable lighting experience.
To learn more about the Cree SmartCast Technology, visit here.
On behalf of the California Energy Commission, CLTC researchers are working to understand consumer preference of select lighting performance metrics. The residential vanity is identified as a critical application where consumer preference is a key factor in successfully migrating concepts from the lab to the market place resulting in sustained energy savings.
As part of this consumer preference study, CLTC will be sending out a digital survey to gather your consumer preference.