News & Events
The commercialization of Echelon's Lumewave MWX-LVE long-range outdoor microwave sensor illustrates CLTC's success in supporting advanced sensors for adaptive outdoor applications.
CLTC demonstrated and supported the next-generation sensor, which detects movement and can distinguish between slow and fast moving objects such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorized vehicles. The sensor reacts to the size of objects from longer distances, automatically raising the light levels to high output when the areas are occupied and lowering them when areas are vacant.
CLTC developed the High-Efficacy Residential Lighting guide to provide information about lighting products and key lighting principles and best practice recommendations. The guide is designed to help builders and lighting industry professionals working on zero-net energy (ZNE) and sustainable residential projects.
CLTC and the Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) are working to educate Bay Area municipal leaders about streetlighting upgrades to reduce energy use and save money.
CLTC is providing key guidance and coordination in developing the next generation of Title 24, Part 6 standards for residential applications. The proposed lighting measures in the draft 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will increase the adoption of high efficacy and high quality solid-state lighting products in new homes being built.
CLTC strengthened its partnership with King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) as part of efforts to advance lighting efficiency at the international level.
This summer, CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch led a graduate-level seminar on LED luminaire design at KMUTT in Bangkok, Thailand. In the fall, CLTC and UC Davis welcomed KMUTT leaders to campus. During the visit, the universities signed a memo of understanding supporting collaboration between their lighting research centers.