Residential

Smart LED Lighting in Ceiling Fans

08/17/2008

Solutions for Lighting - The California Lighting and Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis and Hunter Fans have partnered to design and develop a ceiling fan system that optimizes a combination of emerging LED technology and commercially available lighting controls to create a cost-effective LED lighting kit for energy savings. 

Smart Lighting

06/20/2005

UC Davis –​  CLTC designed a low-wattage light fixture that saves energy and improves safety, particularly for elderly people. JoAnn Smith, who resides in an independent living facility in Sacramento, says the new lighting system is much better than what she had before.

Cooper Lighting's Halo LED Downlight Earns ENERGY STAR Listing

02/03/2009

Cooper – Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd.  announces that its Halo LED recessed downlight is the first in the industry to meet stringent ENERGY STAR requirements for solid state lighting (SSL) luminaires. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping consumers and organizations save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. 

Cooper Lighting's HALO LED downlight series lends range of energy-efficient benefits to California State Park visitor center

10/14/2010

Cooper Lighting – The Bidwell Mansion Visitor Center in Chico, California, now enjoys variety of energy-efficient, aesthetic and cost-saving benefits thanks to the HALO LED 600 Series recessed downlight from Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries. 

Circadian-Adaptive LED System to Light Honda Smart Home

Published: Tue, 05/28/2013
 Circadian-Adaptive LED System to Light Honda Smart Home

CLTC affiliate American Honda Motor Co., Inc., celebrated completion of the Honda Smart Home US project with an open house event on March 25, 2014 at UC Davis West Village. The zero net energy (ZNE) home is a model for residential sustainability, demonstrating best-practice solutions. CLTC has partnered with Honda to develop a forward-thinking lighting design for the project.

Daylight Optimization for Skylights

Daylight Optimization for Skylights

CLTC is evaluating dynamic skylight systems that automatically adjust light transmission to minimize glare and manage solar heat gain, significantly improving both lighting quality and energy savings. Engineers are using one of the Center's integrating spheres to measure the transmittance of different sample units.

Applications include residential and commercial spaces that receive sufficient sunlight to require some form of shading for occupant comfort or to prevent solar heat gain.

Michael's Top Ten

09/01/2007

A significant amount of energy can be saved in our homes today with the use of energy-efficient lighting technologies; many of these approaches also improve lighting quality and comport. The following is a list of some of the best technologies you can use today. 

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