Lighting Design

Laboratory Evaluation of DC Lighting Systems

08/04/2020

Historically, power distribution has been dominated by Alternating-Current (AC) which significantly influenced the design of connected energy-consuming appliances.  With the emergence of electronics and digital controls as standard design elements in almost all appliance categories, the need for Direct-Current (DC) has emerged, even as it opposes traditional distribution practices.  This issue is typically resolved at the appliance level with AC-to-DC converters. 

CLTC Releases 2019 Nonresidential Lighting & Electrical Power Distribution Guide

Published: Fri, 04/03/2020

CLTC is excited to announce that our 2019 Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide is now available!  The guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the nonresidential lighting and electrical power distribution portions of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6 or Energy Code) that took effect on January 1, 2020. 

UC Davis Student Exhibits at Lightfair 2018

Published: Wed, 06/13/2018
UC Davis Lighting Design Competition winning entry, designed by UC Davis Design student Jennifer Place

LEDVANCE, maker of SYLVANIA advanced LED lamps as well as a wide range of luminaires, connected lighting products and traditional light sources, sponsored this year’s LED design competition at UC Davis Department of Design!  The annual lighting design competition focuses on the development of LED luminaire design as a creative industrial design experience for undergraduates at UC Davis. This undergraduate design class introduces learning experiences associated with product design, prototyping and innovation in the development of new LED luminaire design.

Title 24: Residential Lighting

Title 24: Residential Lighting

The Residential Lighting Design Guide outlines best practices in lighting design to help builders comply with California's 2019 Title 24 Energy Standards requirements. 

Topics include:

  • Explanation of the code
  • Technical and compliance information
  • Lighting design examples

The lighting design guide will cover code explanation and floor plan examples of the following areas:

Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide for 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide for 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards
03/13/2017

The California Lighting Technology Center’s 2016 Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the nonresidential lighting portion of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). California's new nonresidential Building Energy Efficiency Standards took effect on January 1, 2017.

Liberty Lighting Guidelines for Zero Net Energy Communities

Liberty Lighting Guidelines for Zero Net Energy Communities
08/18/2015

CLTC is partnering with Liberty to create a zero net energy community in West Sacramento along the Sacramento River. The Liberty Lighting Guide provides design and technical specifications, application of directives, as well as Title 24 code compliance requirements for residential, outdoor, private community clubhouses, K – 8 schools, private clubhouses, neighborhood commercial spaces, parks, greenbelts, trails, sports, and recreation centers.

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