LED

Adaptive Exterior Lighting, UC Santa Barbara

Post-top fixtures at Kirby Crossing in the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
05/28/2014

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. 

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. 

LED Lamp Project Lights the Way to Flicker-Free Replacement

05/15/2014

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.

California Quality Standard and the LED Performance Database

05/14/2014

The Voluntary California Quality LED Lamp Specification requires that LED lamps meet certain product performance criteria. This “California Quality” specification was developed by the California Energy Commission in collaboration with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to accelerate consumer adoption of LED lamps. Many California utilities are using the California Quality Specification to determine which lamps they will include in their rebate and incentive programs.

Circadian Lighting

05/02/2014

CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch will deliver a lecture on new lighting strategies and technologies, particularly LEDs, and their effects on human health and circadian function.

6 - 8 p.m., Friday, May 2, 2014
Graduate School Studio - 2nd Floor
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thornburi (KMUTT)
Bangkok, Thailand

Technology Forum: The Future of Lighting

05/29/2014

CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch will present “Choosing the Right Light,” a talk on selecting LED lighting for different applications. He will also participate in a panel discussion on "Paths to Achieving Global Energy Savings with LEDs" with David Thayer, Sr. Product Manager, Lighting for PG&E, David Chen, CEO and Co-founder of Jade Sky Technologies, Inc., and Robert Holman, Technical Director of Commercial Lighting for Qualcomm.

LED Lamp Testing at UC Davis

LED Lamp Testing at UC Davis
04/18/2014

Since its establishment in 2003, the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at UC Davis has conducted extended photometric and electrical testing of light sources. During the last 18 years, CLTC has been successful in establishing an array of testing facilities, some with unique capabilities, including complete photometric and electrical testing laboratories, and chambers for lifecycle testing under customized operational conditions.

Berkeley Begins LED Streetlight Project

Published: Thu, 04/10/2014
Berkeley Begins LED Streetlight Project

The City of Berkeley recently approved a project to upgrade approximately 8,000 streetlights to LED technology by the end of 2014. The project is expected to cut the city’s CO2 emissions from streetlight energy consumption by 50% and reduce Berkeley’s total emissions by about 7%.

“We would like to thank the Bay Area Climate Collaborative, California Energy Commission and the California Lighting Technology Center for their support in getting this project to design and construction,” said Phillip Harrington, Berkeley’s Deputy Public Works Director.

A Guide to LED Retrofit Options for Linear Fluorescent Luminaires

Published: Fri, 04/04/2014
LED Retrofit Options for Linear Fluorescent Luminaires

Fluorescent lamps currently constitute 80 percent of lamps installed in the U.S. commercial sector, according to the Department of Energy's latest Lighting Market Characterization report. LED lighting products are receiving a great deal of attention for their potential to replace fluorescent lighting, reduce energy use and improve lighting quality in a variety of indoor commercial applications, including offices, classrooms and retail stores.

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