Christie Communications – Developed by Full Spectrum Solutions in partnership with the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis, and with support from local California utilities and funding from the California Energy Commission's PIER program and U.S. Department of Energy, the Berkeley Lamp II improves on its original design with increased optics, performance and reliability.
OptoElectronix – OptoElectronix, a leading LED light engine manufacturer, announced that it has become an affiliate of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at UC Davis. Through the CLTC affiliation, OptoElectronix will join other lighting innovators, such as OSRAM and Philips, to improve the efficacy of LED luminaires, bring performance and reliability standardization to LED lighting, and drive costs down. Success in these areas will make LED lighting practical, reducing energy use and lowering maintenance costs.
Michael Siminovitch, Director of the California Lighting Technology Center, presents the interesting history of the compact fluorescent light. The discussion that follows includes Tim Tutt of the California Energy Commission and Michael Neils, of M. Neils Engineering.
Reducing energy use and maintenance costs with demonstrated lighting technologies — With the growing availability of new technologies, smart lighting systems, wireless controls, and improvements on traditional sources, the search for lighting solutions for campus applications is growing more complex. Presentations included lighting technology choices for exterior lighting, office workspaces, classrooms, and demonstration installations. Case studies showed the results of projects that have recently been installed.
Michael Siminovitch, director of the California Lighting Technology Center, maps the history of fluorescent lighting. In its original use as an art form, fluorescents were "quite beautiful, quite ornate and they were decoration light sources."
Most parking garages use high intensity discharge light sources that operate continuously regardless of lighting needs. These facilities typically do not employ energy-saving control strategies such as daylighting or time clock scheduling, and no considerations are made for lighting control based on occupancy. Garage lighting, designed to only a single static level, wastes energy and contributes to peak demand during the day and light pollution at night.
Christie Communications – UC Davis has been a leader in the movement toward energy sustainability for the past few years, and on June 22, 2009 they will be awarded the Energy Efficiency Partnership Program, 2009 Best Practice Award for their parking garage lighting design retrofit. The Facilities Management program at UC Davis will be presented the award at the UC/CSU/CCC Sustainability Conference at UC Santa Barbara.
Business Wire – While most students were writing reports and taking exams during finals week, lighting design students were worrying about glare, light distribution, and presenting a quarter’s worth of work to a panel of industry professionals as part of the LED (light-emitting diode) Luminaire Design Competition with the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis. As the result of their hard work and dedication, the winning designs will be displayed at LIGHTFAIR International 2009.