Codes & Standards

New Lighting Requirements Take Effect

Published: Fri, 06/27/2014
California's 2013 Title 24, Part 6 takes effect July 1, 2014

California’s new 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6) take effect July 1, 2014. The new standards include updated requirements for high-efficacy lighting, lighting controls, and LED quality.

CLTC provides various resources to help builders and lighting industry professionals navigate the lighting portion of Title 24, Part 6, including the residential and nonresidential code requirements. CLTC has also developed training materials for classes offered through California utilities. These resources are available at no cost through CLTC’s website:

CALCTP-AT Technicians Ready for New Title 24 Role

Published: Mon, 06/23/2014
CALCTP-AT Technicians Serve New Title 24 Role for Lighting Controls

California’s newest Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6) take effect July 1, 2014 and include an unprecedented number of requirements for lighting controls. To ensure newly installed lighting controls operate properly, the new standards also require that a certified lighting controls acceptance test technician conduct and document all required lighting controls acceptance tests.

Performance Testing Report: Omni-directional LED Replacement Lamps

08/07/2014

A number of lighting manufacturers now produce LED replacement lamps for traditional 60W incandescent lamps, and stakeholders at the state and national levels face decisions regarding quality standards for this product category. To assist these stakeholders and assess the current state of this segment of the lighting market, CLTC performed photometric and electrical tests on samples of 26 commercially available A19 and A21 omnidirectional LED replacement products.

2013 Title 24, Part 6 Residential Lighting Guide

2013 Title 24, Part 6 Residential Lighting Guide: A guide to meeting, or exceeding, California’s  2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
12/11/2014

The California Lighting Technology Center’s 2013 Residential Lighting Guide for Title 24, Part 6 compliance is designed to help builders and lighting industry professionals navigate the residential lighting portion of California’s newest Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). The new standards took effect July 1, 2014 and include updated requirements for high-efficacy lighting, lighting controls, and LED quality.

LED Vanity Luminaire

LED Vanity Luminaire

Effective July 1, 2014, California’s new Title 24, Part 6 standards require that bathrooms in residential homes have at least one high-efficacy luminaire installed in them. (The remaining installed luminaires may be low efficacy and controlled by a vacancy sensor.)

In an effort to accelerate market advancement in this product category, CLTC is collaborating with Pacific Gas and Electric Company and LED manufacturer Seoul Semiconductor to develop a high-efficacy, “best-in-class” LED vanity luminaire for residential bathrooms.

LEDs: The Next-Generation Light Source

08/31/2010

This paper reviews the key market and technology drivers associated with the emerging application of light-emitting diode (LED) technology in the lighting of buildings. The paper focused primarily on the evolving marketplace, the technology, and how current market and regulatory pressures will form the key drivers for near-term and long-term market penetration for emerging light sources.

CALCTP-AT Technician Training Course

Published: Tue, 11/26/2013
CALCTP-AT Technician Training Course

The California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) is offering a course for lighting controls acceptance test technicians and technician employers on May 7–8 at the SCE Energy Education Center in Irwindale, CA. Those who successfully complete the course will be certified to conduct lighting controls acceptance tests as required by the new 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6) set to take effect July 1.

Decoding Lighting: A Free Online Workshop for Building Department Personnel

11/12/2013 to 11/14/2013

Join energy efficiency experts Gina Rodda, Kelly Cunningham and Tom Herbert on November 12, 13 or 14 for “Decoding Lighting," a free 90-minute interactive online event to discuss and decode new Title 24 indoor lighting controls requirements for nonresidential buildings. Compliance triggers and paperwork will be included in the topics covered. 

All High-Efficacy Lighting for Residential Applications

Published: Fri, 07/26/2013
All High Efficacy Lighting for Residential Applications

California's 2008 and 2013 Title 24 standards require some high-efficacy lighting in a limited number of residential space types, such as kitchens and bathrooms. (Refer to the project page for more on code requirements for high-efficacy luminaire classification.) Future standards requiring all high-efficacy lighting in residential buildings could yield large-scale energy savings—if cost-effective technologies will satisfy consumers.

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