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Nonresidential Lighting: What's New in 2019 Title 24, Part 6 Energy Code?

Published: Tue, 02/05/2019
Banner for What's New - Nonresidential Lighting document. Man unloading produce in the produce section of a grocery store.

CLTC is excited to release our What's New in 2019 Title 24, Part 6 for Nonresidential Lighting publication!  California's new nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards take effect on January 1, 2020. The 2019 Energy Standards focus on several key areas to improve the energy efficiency of newly constructed buildings, additions and alterations to existing buildings. 

UC Davis Student Exhibits at Lightfair 2018

Published: Wed, 06/13/2018
UC Davis Lighting Design Competition winning entry, designed by UC Davis Design student Jennifer Place

LEDVANCE, maker of SYLVANIA advanced LED lamps as well as a wide range of luminaires, connected lighting products and traditional light sources, sponsored this year’s 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.

LiDAR Shows Potential for Increasing Sensor Coverage Area in Outdoor Applications

Published: Mon, 06/04/2018
Night lights on a street at the UC Davis Mondavi Institute

LiDAR has made the news in recent months as part of various high-profile archeological and geological projects. From discovering Mayan ruins to mapping our coastal seashores, LiDAR is the tool of choice. The technology also plays a critical role in autonomous vehicles, security systems and agriculture. LiDAR, shorthand for Light Detection and Ranging, may also prove useful in common lighting applications including potential use as a long-range occupancy detector to control outdoor lighting.

LEDVANCE Supports UC Davis Annual Design Competition with Donations

Published: Mon, 03/26/2018
Luminaire design using Sylvania LED source designed by UC Davis Design student for annual LED lighting design competition

LEDVANCE, the maker of SYLVANIA general lighting in the United States and Canada, is supporting this year’s annual LED design competition at UC Davis Department of Design with the latest in SYLVANIA SMART+™ lighting.  Design students at UC Davis are developing and prototyping actual luminaires that use these controllable LED sources to explore issues associated with optics, color control and human interface design.  To experiment with in their luminaire design project, LEDVANCE has donated the following to the class: