Publications

LD+A Research Matters: A New R&D Center for Mexico's Lighting Industry

08/09/2021

In the fall of 2017, the Mexican Ministry of Energy awarded funding to the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in collaboration with the University of California Davis to establish a lighting technology and design research center known as the Centro de Tecnología en Iluminación (CTI). This is a multi-year, public-private investment focused on addressing growing climate change concerns through translational research committed to clean energy and sustainability in Mexico.

Daylight Harvesting for Commercial Buildings

Daylight Harvesting for Commercial Buildings for 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
04/13/2021

CLTC is excited to announce an update to the Daylight Harvesting for Commercial Buildings publication!  This in-depth tool provides guidance towards meeting and exceeding California's 2019 Energy Code for daylight harvesting.

Daylight design guidance and associated Energy Code are provided in an easy to read, side-by-side layout, organized into sections for each building-related discipline that impacts daylight performance from building siting, through architectural and interior design, to construction, commissioning and operation. 

Educational Video: 2019 Lighting Controls Acceptance Testing

11/30/2020

The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California Davis collaborated with Southern California Edison, RMS Energy Consulting, LLC and the California Energy Commission to provide this educational video in support of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24).  California’s new Building Energy Efficiency Standards took effect on January 1, 2020.

Educational Video: 2019 Lighting Alterations

11/30/2020

The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California Davis collaborated with Southern California Edison, RMS Energy Consulting, LLC and the California Energy Commission to provide this educational video in support of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24).  California’s new Building Energy Efficiency Standards took effect on January 1, 2020.

Educational Video: 2019 High-Efficacy Lighting for Residential Applications

11/30/2020

The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California Davis collaborated with Southern California Edison, RMS Energy Consulting, LLC and the California Energy Commission to provide this educational video in support of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24).  California’s new Building Energy Efficiency Standards took effect on January 1, 2020.

Educational Video: 2019 Lighting Controls Technologies & Requirements

11/30/2020

The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California Davis collaborated with Southern California Edison, RMS Energy Consulting, LLC and the California Energy Commission to provide this educational video in support of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24).  California’s new Building Energy Efficiency Standards took effect on January 1, 2020.

Laboratory Evaluation of DC Lighting Systems

08/04/2020

Historically, power distribution has been dominated by Alternating-Current (AC) which significantly influenced the design of connected energy-consuming appliances.  With the emergence of electronics and digital controls as standard design elements in almost all appliance categories, the need for Direct-Current (DC) has emerged, even as it opposes traditional distribution practices.  This issue is typically resolved at the appliance level with AC-to-DC converters. 

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