Solutions for Lighting - The California Lighting and Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis and Hunter Fans have partnered to design and develop a ceiling fan system that optimizes a combination of emerging LED technology and commercially available lighting controls to create a cost-effective LED lighting kit for energy savings.
In response to the addition of the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) ballast protocol to the international fluorescent ballast standard, representatives from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Lighting Controls, Ballast, Luminaire and Wiring Device Sections began development of an additional DALI protocol to incorporate lighting control devices such as wall switches, scene switches, occupancy sensors and photo sensors.
CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch discusses improvements in fluorescent lighting.
CLTC at UC Davis is on a mission to get energy-efficient lighting into offices and homes.
LD+A – Daylight harvesting is a great strategy to save energy, focusing on partially or completely reducing electric lighting when daylight is available in commercial and industrial buildings. The objective of this article is to offer a closer view of the main issues and potential resolutions in photo senor-based daylight harvesting controls.
Philips – Philips Lumileds announced that it has joined the California Lighting Technology Center as an affiliate member. As a member of the CLTC, Philips Lumileds is working with luminaire manufacturers to develop market ready LUXEON LED based applications that meet the energy efficiency and lighting quality levels required to meet EnergyStar and similar regional and national guidelines.
Your Green Life – CLTC research efforts evaluating a solar tracking technology for photometric performance, system reliability, and economics.
These presentation slides cover best practices for residential lighting design. The material is designed to help builders meet, or exceed, California's 2008 Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. It includes background and policy, common lighting terms and technology updates, guidance in residential lighting design, a step-by-step overview of the Title 24 compliance process, and additional resources.