Press Releases

2019 Title 24, Part 11 CALGreen Moves to 3,000 K for Select Outdoor Applications

Photo: International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)
10/05/2018

CLTC participated in the 2019 Title 24, Part 11 CALGreen code-development process to incorporate lower CCT standards for certain outdoor lighting applications. CLTC provided key testimony and support during public meetings in support of this specification.  Considerable scientific data currently exists indicating that light at night can be a significant issue in terms of circadian disruption leading to poor health and wellness outcomes.

Integrated Outdoor Lighting Solutions

CLTC evaluates performance and interoperability of an integrated outdoor lighting solution
03/27/2018

The CLTC is providing an environment to test and evaluate an outdoor lighting solution comprised of components from multiple manufacturers. This test program is evaluating technology components from leading lighting manufacturers to evaluate performance and interoperability of smart lighting components from multiple manufacturers.  The solution for this test is comprised of outdoor light fixtures from Leotek, Xitanium SR LED Drivers from Philips Advance, network lighting controls from Silver Spring Networks and a CIMCON lighting controller.

CEC awards Bosch-led team $2.8 million to demonstrate commercial-scale energy grid, including lighting and controls

03/18/2015

Bosch—The California Energy Commission has announced a proposed award to Robert Bosch LLC for $2,817,566 to demonstrate a high-penetration, renewable-based microgrid. With this award, Bosch will demonstrate the effectiveness of its Direct-Current Building-Scale Microgrid Platform (Bosch DC microgrid) in an American Honda Motor Co., Inc., parts distribution center. The project is designed to illustrate the viability and benefits of a commercial-scale DC building grid compared with conventional AC-based grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems or microgrids.

University of California, Davis is First University to Teach Lighting Design Using OLED Technology – Thanks to Acuity Brands

01/08/2015

For the first time, the University of California, Davis Department of Design and the California Lighting Technology Center will focus on organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology in one of its most popular design classes, with the help of Acuity Brands, Inc.

University lights the way for hospital energy savings

University lights the way for hospital energy savings
09/11/2014

UC Davis News and Information—As ambulances at a Vacaville hospital speed off to their next patient, an ultrasmart, energy-efficient system is lighting the way. Installed in partnership with the University of California, Davis, the lighting system now illuminates the emergency vehicle routes, parking lots and outdoor walkways of the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital. The system is reducing outdoor lighting energy use at the 24-hour site by 66 percent, saving about 29,000 kilowatt-hours annually -- enough to offset the greenhouse gas emissions of 7.2 tons of waste.

LED Lamp Project Lights the Way to Flicker-Free Replacement

05/15/2014

Jade Sky Technologies (“JST”) collaborated with UC Davis's California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) on a project designed to further the development of replacement lamps that meet the Voluntary California Quality LED Lamp Specification. Lab testing and characterization at CLTC showed that lamps incorporating JST's driver architecture met, or exceeded, the California Quality specification, using cost-effective and easily accessible components.

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