Transition to Networked Adaptive Exterior Lighting

Publication Date: 

2014 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference, Nashville, TN
Presented by Nicole Graeber

Adaptive solid-state lighting systems have the potential to transform energy use and lighting design for street and area applications, but today stakeholders require third-party verification on the impacts of lighting controls. Stakeholders also require practical guidance to select appropriate technologies and to successfully transition from flat-rate tariffs to metered systems. The California Lighting Technology Center at the University of California, Davis, (CLTC) is supplying this data, as well as expertise and practical support required for street and area lighting retrofits.

This presentation includes discussion of CLTC’s work in the lab and in the field, developing motion sensor technologies and networked adaptive exterior lighting control systems, conducting photometric mapping and electrical characterization, analyzing sites’ baseline usage, and verifying data collected through networked lighting control systems. Information on several field demonstrations is also be provided, including savings achieved by various control technologies and programming strategies.