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Do New Bulbs Save Energy if They Don't Work?

03/28/2009

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.

Lighting Through the Ages: Indoor Lighting Needs Age Friendly Upgrade

03/01/2009

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. 

Research Matters: Dual-Loop Photosensor Control System for Daylighting Harvesting

03/01/2009

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.

UC Davis Researches Intelligent Light Bulbs

01/22/2010

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.

UC Davis Adds California Lighting Technology Center

07/01/2004

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.

http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=7074

NEMA Celebrates Opening of California Lighting Technology Center

07/30/2004

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.

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