LED

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.

LED Retrofit Options for Linear Fluorescent Luminaires

03/31/2014

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.

Honda Smart Home US

04/03/2014


The Honda Smart Home US is a model zero net energy (ZNE) home located in the UC Davis West Village. Honda collaborated with UC Davis, CLTC and WCEC to build this forward-thinking example of residential sustainability. The home includes daylighting, advanced lighting controls, and high-efficacy, circadian-friendly LED lighting.

ZNE Model Home Opens Its Doors

Published: Fri, 03/14/2014

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. hosted an open house event to showcase the Honda Smart Home US on Tuesday, March 25 at UC Davis West Village. UC Davis, CLTC and the WCEC collaborated with Honda to design and build the model zero net energy (ZNE) home. It uses a photovoltaic (PV) system and ultra-efficient lighting and HVAC technologies to produce more power than household operations consume.

UC Davis Institutional-Level Adaptive Controls for Exterior Lighting

02/24/2014

The Institutional-level Adaptive Controls for Exterior Lighting system incorporates exterior light points — pathways, building perimeters, parking lots, and roadways — into one smart, wireless system.

Originally launched as a pilot study, this system has since been installed for over 1,600 luminaires at the University of California, Davis.

Built to Last? LED Strengths and Limitations

01/20/2011

Presented by Keith Graeber and Mark McClear

Keith Graeber, Director of Engineering at CLTC, and Mark McClear, Director of Applications Engineering at CREE, present on the strengths and limitations of LEDs. This presentations discusses:

  • Dramatic change is coming to the lighting world: An LED roadmap
  • Differences between LEDs and traditional light sources
  • LED anatomy and quality
  • Lifetime ratinsg and evaluation methods
  • Performance economics and payback
  • LED Applications

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