Smart Planet – At the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis, Professor Michael Siminovitch 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.
The UC Davis Smart Lighting Initiative was established in 2010 to improve the quality and efficiency of both indoor and outdoor lighting on campus. The initiative's primary goal is to reduce UC Davis's electricity use for lighting by 60 percent, based on 2007 levels of energy use. The effort was inspired by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and its call to reduce statewide electricity consumption for lighting by 60 percent or more by 2020.
Lighting.com – The California Energy Commission recently updated its Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards, improving what “up to code” means by 25 percent for residential buildings and 30 percent for commercial buildings. The new standards, now set to take effect July 1, 2014, introduce requirements for photosensors, occupancy sensors and multi-level lighting controls, both indoors and out, making adaptive lighting the new standard in California.
Sacramento Business Journal – Rising energy prices have given a free marketing boost to any product or service that cuts usage of watts and therms.
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 – 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.
Cree – Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED lighting, announces that the 120V LMR4TM LED module has achieved California Title 24 registration, helping OEM lighting manufacturers meet California’s rigorous energy efficiency standards and helping them to quickly enter the LED lighting market with fixtures based on the industry-leading Cree TrueWhiteTM Technology or Cree EasyWhiteTM solution. Cree is also extending the warranty on its LMR4 LED module family to five years to further accelerate the LED Lighting Revolution.
The California Energy Commission sponsors the development and demonstration of energy-efficient, environmentally safe building technologies. It does this, in part, through the State Partnership for Energy Efficient Demonstrations (SPEED), a program that demonstrates innovative lighting and HVAC technologies. The SPEED program is managed by the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), which is a branch of the University of California. The California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) is subcontracted by CIEE to develop and implement lighting technology demonstrations.
This Retail Lighting course is offered through PG&E’s Energy Training Center and taught by an industry professional from CLTC. The class covers current Title 24 requirements for retail lighting, the compliance process, 2016 code updates, and efficiency measures’ impacts on the retail industry. It also offers cost-effective energy-saving measures for both new construction and retrofit projects. Attendees will receive hands-on exposure to new lighting technologies, and they will learn implementation strategies to comply with the code.