Fast Company – The United States generates more energy than any other country in the world -- and wastes more than half of it. Efficiency, it turns out, can be a rich resource. Those riches are being exploited by a kind of alchemy that combines science with business. Efficient technologies, from sensor-equipped LED lighting to smart electric meters, are flowing at a brisk pace out of labs, attracting capital from Goldman Sachs and Silicon Valley VCs, and support from the likes of Walmart, Chevron, Samsung, and California's major utilities.
Lighting Controls Association – The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) organized a study in eight private offices at the University of California, Davis in 2008 to attempt to generate useful data related to these questions.
New York Times – Irritation seems to be rising as more consumers try compact fluorescent lamps which now occupy 11 percent of the nation's eligible sockets, with 330 million lamps sold every year. Consumers are posting vociferous complaints on the Internet after trying the lamps and finding them lacking. In California, where CFLs have been heavily encouraged, utilities have concluded that they will not be able to persuade a majority of consumers to switch until compact fluorescents get better. That is prompting them to develop specifications for a better lamp.
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.
LD+A – California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) has continued research over the past year to develop and commercialize a next-generation daylight harvesting system with automatic commissioning and increased reliability through the use of two photo sensors. CLTC is working with Wal-Mart to demonstrate the product protytype in a retail store and with Watt Stopper/Legrand to commercialize the system.
Smart Planet – What types of smart lights will power our homes and offices in the next five to ten years? At the California Lighting Institute at UC Davis, Professor Michael Siminovitch shows us a giant integrated sphere that acts as an advanced light meter. He also discusses an array of LED and fluorescent lighting technologies including, down lighting systems for residential use, and exterior LED lighting for garages and parking lots.
Flex Your Power – CLTC is recognized for bringing to market affordable, energy-efficient lighting technologies by Flex Your Power.
UC Davis – The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) has been created at the University of California, Davis, to develop energy-efficient lighting with market-friendly design. CLTC was established as a collaborative effort between the California Energy Commission and UC Davis, with support by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
NEMA – The University of California, Davis, has announced the opening of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), established to develop energy-efficient lighting with market-friendly design. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) provided seed money to begin this collaborative effort, ultimately joining forces with the California Energy Commission and UC Davis, with some support provided by the U.S. Department of Energy.
TMC News – As a way to more quickly bring the latest energy-saving light emitting diode (LED) lighting concepts to consumers and businesses, OptiLED, Inc. announced today it will partner with CLTC on a number of development and demonstration projects.