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.
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.
University Office of the President – The California Lighting Technology Center at the University of California, Davis works in partnership with industry, end users and others to improve illumination technology.
UC Davis – UC Davis' "smart" outdoor lighting network incorporates state-of-the-art technologies developed through CLTC.
Sierra magazine visits CLTC on its tour of the many energy-saving, waste-reducing, forward-thinking factors that make UC Davis America's "Coolest School."
Permlight Products – Permlight Products and the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at UC Davis announced that Permlight has become an affiliate member of the CLTC. Permlight Products is a developer of advanced thermally managed residential LED lighting products used in recessed cans, under-cabinet lighting, pathway and stairwell lighting, outdoor decorative lighting, and advanced lighting and energy control systems.
CLTC – California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center and development partners will host a ribbon cutting and reception for the new Smart Bi-level LED Lighting installed at UC Davis’ South Entry Parking Structure near the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The LED light fixtures feature activity-sensing technology adapted and developed at CLTC.
UC Davis – The University of California, Davis, turns on a new Smart Lighting Initiative to slash the amount of electricity it uses to illuminate its buildings and grounds. UC Davis is the first large institution in California to act on a September state mandate to reduce lighting energy use by 60 percent or more by 2020.