Publications

Bi-level Switching in Office Spaces Project Report

02/01/2010

The primary objective of this study is to quantify the energy use in private offices that are equipped with bi-level switching and occupant controls. The baseline comparison is made to a theoretical case where the occupant has no control over their lighting and it is switched on and off solely by an occupancy sensor. In addition, this study looks closely at the possibilities for combining automatic and manual control to achieve the greatest energy savings and user satisfaction.

UC Davis Researches Intelligent Light Bulbs

01/22/2010

Smart Planet – What types of smart lights will power our homes and offices in the next five to ten years? At the California Lighting Institute at UC Davis, Professor Michael Siminovitch shows us a giant integrated sphere that acts as an advanced light meter. He also discusses an array of LED and fluorescent lighting technologies including, down lighting systems for residential use, and exterior LED lighting for garages and parking lots.

2009 Advisory Council Report

12/01/2009

The CLTC’s objective is to produce a group of products, technologies, and knowledge that meets PIER goals of improving energy cost and value by developing energy-efficient lighting technologies and bringing them to market through research, development, outreach, and technology transfer activities. Twenty-four projects are listed in the new agreement, including topics in daylighting, solid-state lighting, and market transformation. This report gives abbreviated summaries of these projects.

PIER Solutions for Classrooms and Conference Rooms

11/01/2009

PIER-sponsored research, development and demonstration (RD&D) has focused on development of integrated lighting systems for shared occupant spaces such as classrooms and conference rooms. These systems combine energy-efficient luminaires, multi-level scene control, occupancy sensors and daylight harvesting to create optimized lighting systems tailored for the modern learning space. 

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