California’s new Title 24 standards will require that certain lighting control devices be certified as properly installed and operational before occupancy permits are issued. The new standards also require that this verification process be performed by a trained and certified lighting controls acceptance test technician.
Changes to the lighting requirements under Title 24, Part 6 took effect July 1, 2014. This brief guide offers an overview of important requirements and major updates to these lighting codes and standards.
LD+A – Tubular fluorescent lamps comprise 80 percent of the lamp inventory in the commercial sector, or about 1.7 billion lamps, according to a U.S. Department of Energy report. As the lighting industry moves rapidly toward solid-state lighting, three main LED retrofit strategies have emerged for this very large segment of the market: tubular LED lamps, LED retrofit kits and dedicated LED luminaires.
The Institutional-level Adaptive Controls for Exterior Lighting system incorporates exterior light points — pathways, building perimeters, parking lots, and roadways — into one smart, wireless system.
Originally launched as a pilot study, this system has since been installed for over 1,600 luminaires at the University of California, Davis.
This year, 2014, marks the 10th Annual Luminaire Design Competition for students enrolled in Designing with Light (DES 136 B) at the University of California, Davis. The competition gives students the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art lighting technologies and to share their designs with professionals in the lighting industry. Seoul Semiconductor and LEDLab supported the 2014 competition and provided each student with an Acrich2 LED module for use in their energy-efficient outdoor luminaire prototypes.
KCRA— Woodland Joint Unified School District has installed solar canopies with energy-efficient adaptive lighting at 10 sites throughout the district. The project is expected to save the district thousands of dollars annually in electricity costs while drastically reducing carbon emissions and serving as an example for other school districts focused on improving sustainability and the cost-effectiveness of district operations.
This working paper authored by CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch urges cities and municipalities preparing for streetlight retrofits to make sure adaptive controls are included in their near or long-term plans. Installing LED technology in place of high-pressure sodium sources can cut energy use roughly in half, but adding adaptive controls further reduces energy use by an additional 30–50%.
Presented by Bernhard Goesmann at an online webinar for Better Buildings Alliance—This presentation includes information about energy efficiency legislation, exterior sensor types and technologies, testing efforts, field demonstrations, and next steps.