LD+A – Multiple studies have demonstrated the significant energy savings that bi-level, occupancy-based lighting controls can achieve in outdoor applications. These controls maintain recommended illumination levels during occupied periods and automatically dim lights, reducing power by 50 percent or more, during vacant periods.
On August 19, 2014, CLTC Co-director Dr. Konstantinos Papamichael delivered the keynote address at the SSLNet Conference, hosted by the Smart Sustainable Lighting Network in Toronto. Workshops were held in conjunction with the conference on August 18 and 20.
Under California's latest Title 24, Part 6 standards, new installations of exterior lighting must be controlled by motion sensors. Adding the same adaptive features to the lighting already installed in parking lots throughout California could also achieve sizable energy and cost savings in a very short period of time.
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.
American Public Media's Marketplace program recently highlighted the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) in a story on "Greening Construction Jobs for Energy Efficiency."
American Public Media's program, Marketplace, recently highlighted the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP) in a story on "Greening Construction Jobs for Energy Efficiency."
In 2013, UC Santa Barbara partnered with the SPEED team to demonstrate network controlled LED lighting for streetlights and post-top fixtures. These exterior fixtures were purchased with dimming power supplies and equipped with radio frequency (RF) control modules. The post-top fixtures were also equipped with occupancy sensors. These lighting controls allowed all the units to be incorporated into an adaptive mesh network control system that optimized the fixtures’ energy efficiency and gave the campus unprecedented control of its lighting.
In 2014, NorthBay VacaValley Hospital became one of the first U.S. health care facilities to install an energy-efficient, ultra-smart outdoor LED lighting system. The award-winning project was so successful that the NorthBay Healthcare group is now considering expanding the VacaValley system and retrofitting the outdoor lighting at other sites.
Jade Sky Technologies (“JST”) collaborated with UC Davis's California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) on a project designed to further the development of replacement lamps that meet the Voluntary California Quality LED Lamp Specification. Lab testing and characterization at CLTC showed that lamps incorporating JST's driver architecture met, or exceeded, the California Quality specification, using cost-effective and easily accessible components.
Semico IMPACT Smart Lighting 2014: Brilliant Opportunities for Building Automation, Santa Clara
Presented by Konstantinos Papamichael
On April 23, 2014, CLTC Co-director Konstantinos Papamichael presented at Semico IMPACT Smart Lighting 2014: Brilliant Opportunities for Building Automation. He discussed lighting control strategies and emerging technologies that maximize the energy-efficiency and functionality of both electric lighting and daylighting systems.