Publications

8 Lighting Guidelines to Save Schools Money

06/09/2015

Pacific Gas and Electric Company— California K-12 school districts are in the process of updating and retrofitting the mechanical and engineering systems in their schools, primarily through the implementation of Proposition 39. Improving the efficiency of school lighting is a priority in the effort to increase the energy efficiency of school facilities, due to its relative simplicity in comparison to retrofitting complex mechanical systems.

MR-16 LED Replacement Lamps: Electrical Compatibility and Performance

05/01/2015

As light emitting diode (LED) MR16 lamps become more prevalent in the commercial market, both residential and commercial end‐users are considering these lamps as replacements for currently installed halogen incandescent MR16 sources. While the energy savings associated with LED lamp replacements is evident, the compatibility of LED MR16 lamps with existing electrical hardware is not. In one‐to‐one lamp retrofits, MR16 LED lamps often demonstrate negative performance characteristics such as visible flicker and audible humming.

Adaptive Lighting for Indoor Applications

04/29/2015

Philips Lighting University
Presented by Konstantinos Papamichael, Ph.D.

In today’s world, people spend much of their time indoors. Be it at home or at work, out shopping or in a restaurant – the light that surrounds us affects our mood and every aspect of our daily experience. In interior spaces, the lighting has to be flexible and highly customizable to accommodate for changes in the time of day, the seasons and on-site activities.

2013 Title 24, Part 6 Lighting for Office Applications Guide

2013 Title 24, Part 6 Lighting for Office Applications Guide
03/31/2015

The California Lighting Technology Center’s Lighting for Office Applications Guide is designed to familiarize builders and lighting industry professionals with the office nonresidential portion of California’s 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6).

The guide includes the compliance process and requirements, current lighting technologies, and recommendations for implementing the standards in new construction or renovation projects. It serves as a resource for those involved in constructing, maintaining, or retrofitting California's office buildings.

CEC awards Bosch-led team $2.8 million to demonstrate commercial-scale energy grid, including lighting and controls

03/18/2015

Bosch—The California Energy Commission has announced a proposed award to Robert Bosch LLC for $2,817,566 to demonstrate a high-penetration, renewable-based microgrid. With this award, Bosch will demonstrate the effectiveness of its Direct-Current Building-Scale Microgrid Platform (Bosch DC microgrid) in an American Honda Motor Co., Inc., parts distribution center. The project is designed to illustrate the viability and benefits of a commercial-scale DC building grid compared with conventional AC-based grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems or microgrids.

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