Publications

Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide for 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide for 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
03/13/2017

The California Lighting Technology Center’s 2016 Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the nonresidential lighting portion of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). California's new nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards took effect on January 1, 2017.

Lighting Fact Sheets for 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

02/23/2017

The California Lighting Technology Center has developed a series of fact sheets designed to raise awareness of the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which took effect on January 1, 2017. These materials are intended to increase knowledge and implementation of code-compliant lighting for California’s residential and non-residential buildings. 

Available fact sheets focus on key areas of the Energy Standards including:

Efficiency Regulations Should Balance Color Fidelity with Luminous Efficacy

02/06/2017

Researchers Konstantinos Papamichael, Michael Siminovitch, Jennifer A. Veitch, and Lorne Whitehead argue that CRI is the proper metric for use today as a complement to efficacy in SSL regulatory policy. 

The four scientists write with deep concern regarding the November 2016 article by respected colleagues, Mark Rea and Jean Paul Freyssinier, entitled “CRI should never be used in efficacy regulations but a new lumen definition should” (http://bit.ly/2gyozEC).

Residential Lighting Guide for 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Residential Lighting Guide for 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
11/18/2016

The California Lighting Technology Center’s 2016 Residential Lighting Guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the residential lighting portion of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). California's new residential Building Energy Efficiency Standards take effect on January 1, 2017.

IES LD+A Research Matters: G24 Lamps - A New Niche for LEDs

11/01/2016

Today’s LED lighting products offer facility owners and managers an opportunity to reduce their lighting system’s power consumption dramatically.  However, the options for updating four-pin (G24) CFL lamps to LED solutions were limited to retrofit kits or new dedicated fixtures until recently.  Over the last few years, manufacturers have improved and developed a cross-section of LED retrofit options including LED replacement lamps that should all be considered when conducting a lighting upgrade.

Researchers Awarded IES Taylor Technical Talent Award for Color Quality Research

10/26/2016

Professors Michael Siminovitch and Konstantinos Papamichael of the California Lighting Technology Center, with Dr. Lorne Whitehead of the University of British Columbia and Dr. Jennifer A. Veitch of the National Research Council, Canada have been awarded the 2016 Taylor Technical Talent award from the Illuminating Engineering Society for their research article, “High Color Rendering Can Enable Better Vision without Requiring More Power”.

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