UC Davis News and Information—As ambulances at a Vacaville hospital speed off to their next patient, an ultrasmart, energy-efficient system is lighting the way. Installed in partnership with the University of California, Davis, the lighting system now illuminates the emergency vehicle routes, parking lots and outdoor walkways of the NorthBay VacaValley Hospital. The system is reducing outdoor lighting energy use at the 24-hour site by 66 percent, saving about 29,000 kilowatt-hours annually -- enough to offset the greenhouse gas emissions of 7.2 tons of waste.
UC Davis Professor Michael Siminovitch will return to King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in Thailand for a third time, August 16–September 13. This year Professor Siminovitch has been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), which will include teaching a graduate class in luminaire design.
Peter Ngai, Vice President of OLED Lighting with Acuity Brands Lighting, shared the design and technology breakthroughs associated with OLED lighting.
4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Thursday, July 31, 2014
This event was an exciting opportunity for architects, lighting designers, engineers, and interior designers to connect with one another and learn about the newest developments in OLED technology from one of the industry's leading experts.
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.
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.
This in-depth workshop presented by the Bay Area Climate Collaborative and CLTC is geared toward municipal leaders interested in improving public streetlights. Municipal staff, area sustainability leaders and lighting professionals are encouraged to attend:
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.
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.
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)