LD+A – The New York Energy Conservation Expo (NYECE) is dedicated to displaying energy conserving devices and systems on a year-round basis. The director of NYECE met with CLTC director, Michael Siminovitch, to discuss conservation, lighting, and collaboration.
Sacramento Bee – The bad economy is prompting Americans to save instead of spend. But spending less makes the economy even worse. One small way to help break the cycle is to invest in efficiency. Done right, it allows you to save and spend at the same time.
Sacramento Bee – For Michael Siminovitch, if the design is right, energy efficiency will follow. Siminovitch directs the California Lighting Technology Center in Davis, a partnership of the University of California, Davis, and the California Energy Commission as well as utilities and industry. He talked with The Bee about the future of lighting and his approach to illumination.
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.