OptoElectronix – OptoElectronix, a leading LED light engine manufacturer, announced that it has become an affiliate of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at UC Davis. Through the CLTC affiliation, OptoElectronix will join other lighting innovators, such as OSRAM and Philips, to improve the efficacy of LED luminaires, bring performance and reliability standardization to LED lighting, and drive costs down. Success in these areas will make LED lighting practical, reducing energy use and lowering maintenance costs.
Christie Communications – UC Davis has been a leader in the movement toward energy sustainability for the past few years, and on June 22, 2009 they will be awarded the Energy Efficiency Partnership Program, 2009 Best Practice Award for their parking garage lighting design retrofit. The Facilities Management program at UC Davis will be presented the award at the UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference at UC Santa Barbara.
Business Wire – While most students were writing reports and taking exams during finals week, lighting design students were worrying about glare, light distribution, and presenting a quarter’s worth of work to a panel of industry professionals as part of the LED (light-emitting diode) Luminaire Design Competition with the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis. As the result of their hard work and dedication, the winning designs will be displayed at LIGHTFAIR International 2009.
Business Wire – Echelon Corporation announced that it has become an affiliate member of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC). As an affiliate member, Echelon is working with research and education leaders at the University of California, Davis and other academic institutions, leading manufacturers of lighting products, and state and national agencies to bring highly energy efficient lighting systems equipped with smart control networking technology to market.
Lighting Controls Association – The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) is pleased to announce that its popular Education Express online education system now supports lighting controls training and certification conducted by the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP).
Cooper – Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd. announces that its Halo LED recessed downlight is the first in the industry to meet stringent ENERGY STAR requirements for solid state lighting (SSL) luminaires. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping consumers and organizations save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.
WattStopper – Watt Stopper/Legrand has introduced a self-calibrating daylighting controller that reduces time-consuming installation and setup. The LS-102 Daylighting Controller provides closed loop, single zone, on/off switching of most types of lighting in response to daylight contributions.
Arrow Electronics – Arrow Electronics, Inc. and key suppliers of lighting components will sponsor the LED Luminaire Design Competition with the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis. Students will design, develop and prototype a fully working LED-based lighting fixture (light-emitting diode) using a development kit of products provided by Arrow and its suppliers, including Magtech Industries, OPTEK Technology OSRAM Opto Semiconductors and Tyco Electronics.