Healthcare

CLTC Helped To Successfully Commercialize Next-Generation Sensor

Published: Thu, 12/11/2014

The commercialization of Echelon's Lumewave MWX-LVE long-range outdoor microwave sensor illustrates CLTC's success in supporting advanced sensors for adaptive outdoor applications.

CLTC demonstrated and supported the next-generation sensor, which detects movement and can distinguish between slow and fast moving objects such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorized vehicles. The sensor reacts to the size of objects from longer distances, automatically raising the light levels to high output when the areas are occupied and lowering them when areas are vacant.

Adaptive Outdoor Lighting for the Health Care Sector

07/14/2014

In 2014, NorthBay VacaValley Hospital became one of the first U.S. health care facilities to install a network-controlled adaptive outdoor LED lighting system. The hospital already had up-to-date, energy-efficient outdoor lighting installed, yet this award-winning installation reduced the hospital's outdoor lighting energy use 66.4%. Energy savings correspond to occupancy rates of 35–55% observed at different areas of the site.

 

Networked Adaptive Exterior Lighting for the Health Care Sector

NorthBay VacaValley Hospital networked adaptive exterior lighting post-retrofit
05/28/2014

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. 

Light and Health: Design Strategies and Technologies

04/17/2014

Join CLTC Co-director Konstantinos Papamichael as he discusses how new lighting strategies and technologies can impact human health and circadian function, both positively and negatively. Networking begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by the presentation at 7:00 p.m. and a Q&A session, at Gensler Architecture Design & Planning in San Francisco.

This program will help clear up much of the misinformation and confusion surrounding LED technology while giving building and design professionals dependable guidelines for lighting indoor and outdoor applications.

Lighting Through the Ages: Indoor Lighting Needs Age Friendly Upgrade

03/01/2009

Electrical Contractor Magazine – Lighting standards already exist for performing tasks such as reading, threading a needle, cooking and grooming. However, older adults need much more light than the standards currently call for. This has strong implications when planning to light kitchens, bathrooms, clothes closets, entrances and stairways. 

Smart Lighting

06/20/2005

UC Davis –​  CLTC designed a low-wattage light fixture that saves energy and improves safety, particularly for elderly people. JoAnn Smith, who resides in an independent living facility in Sacramento, says the new lighting system is much better than what she had before.

Adaptive Exterior Lighting for the Health Care Sector

Post-retrofit lighting and controls at VacaValley Hospital, Vacaville, CA

The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), and the U.S. Department of Energy recently completed a state-of-the-art lighting system demonstration at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville, California. On March 19th, 2014, the project received an award for “Best Use of Lighting Controls in a Single Facility” from the Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign.

Cooper Lighting's Halo LED Downlight Earns ENERGY STAR Listing

02/03/2009

Cooper – Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd.  announces that its Halo LED recessed downlight is the first in the industry to meet stringent ENERGY STAR requirements for solid state lighting (SSL) luminaires. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping consumers and organizations save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. 

Adaptive Corridors

Adaptive Corridors, Bainer Hall, UC Davis

CLTC research, demonstrations and case studies have shown adaptive corridor and stairwell lighting systems are a cost-effective strategy for achieving lighting energy savings of 40–50%. This is because many stairwells and corridors are illuminated continuously, despite low occupancy rates, and are usually equipped with standard, non-dimmable ballasts and operated with wall switches or from a panel box.

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