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CLTC Constructs Instrumentation for Consumer Preference Study

Published: Fri, 08/19/2016
Consumer Preference

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. 

Eaton Launches New Product at CLTC Showcase

Published: Tue, 08/09/2016

Eaton Corporation, a long-time CLTC affiliate, recently hosted a product launch at CLTC for their HALO® Modular LED (ML) Series! Eaton led a lively discussion surrounding their California compliant products and approach to IES TM-30-15, a guideline for the evaluation of light source color rendition.

The ML product line delivers 900 lumens and features a minimum CRI of 90. These products can be used to meet the IECC and the California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards related to the use of high-efficacy luminaires.

New Research Addresses Integrated Building Control Systems

Published: Fri, 07/22/2016

CLTC is developing an integrated building control system for existing commerical buildings. To date, few research efforts have accounted for the interdependence of lighting, fenestration and HVAC systems and the consideration of HVAC status in an integrated approach to optimize whole building energy-efficiency via a single, unified control platform. 

What’s New in CLTC’s Project Portfolio

Published: Mon, 11/23/2015
Energy-Efficient Lighting System Evaluations for Commercial Applications

The potential to reduce energy consumption in existing and commercial buildings is enormous. On average, 30% of the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Lighting has a large potential for energy savings for any U.S. building end use, with a significant fraction of that potential coming from lighting controls.

Energy Use Reporting through Lighting Control Systems

Published: Mon, 11/23/2015
Energy Use Reporting through Lighting Control Systems

One of the features of networked lighting controls is the ability to monitor lighting energy use over time and adjust the system to achieve the best possible performance. Facility managers can match system use to expectations and adjust system settings to result in optimized user comfort while maximizing savings. Real-time energy monitoring offered by some control systems has also piqued the interest of utility program managers in locations in the U.S. where rebates assist with the accelerated adoption of emerging technologies.

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