Adaptive lighting refers to electric lighting sources that automatically adjust their output based on environmental changes, aiming at maximizing comfort, wellbeing and energy efficiency. This presentation provides an overview of the concept, focusing on adaptive lighting controls based on sensing occupancy and daylight. The overview reflects the adaptive lighting research, development and demonstration efforts of the California Lighting Technology Center.
LEDVANCE, maker of SYLVANIA advanced LED lamps as well as a wide range of traditional light sources, standardized luminaires and connected lighting products, sponsored this year’s LED design competition at UC Davis Department of Design!
The annual lighting design competition focuses on the development of LED luminaire design as a creative industrial design experience for undergraduates at UC Davis. This undergraduate design class introduces learning experiences associated with product design, prototyping and innovation in the development of new LED luminaire design.
The California Lighting Technology Center shared their current research efforts focused on Building Controls Integration for Comfort and Energy Efficiency in the Research column for the LightFAIR International 2017 edition of the LD+A magazine, published May 2017.
The article is authored by CLTC's co-director Konstantinos Papamichael and Senior Development Engineer Nicole Graeber.
Good retail lighting presents the store’s merchandise in a way that makes shopping a comfortable and engaging experience. In most retail applications, this involves maximizing illumination while minimizing the visibility of light sources. This allows customers to focus on what is being lit, versus the lighting itself. These modules are training materials for the Title 24 Retail course. This intermediate class is for professionals who design, specify, and/or inspect lighting installations in new and remodeled retail spaces.
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.
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:
Daylight management is an emerging term referring to strategies and technologies for controlling daylight penetration in interior spaces through windows, clerestories, skylights, tubular daylighting devices, and building core sunlighting systems to maximize daylight benefits.
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).