Adaptive exterior lighting products are entering the marketplace at a rapid rate. By coupling features such as occupancy-based lighting controls with efficacious, dimmable sources, these solutions offer 30 – 75% energy savings over traditional systems.
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.
LD+A – As retail stores make efforts to improve their sustainability and energy efficiency, a growing number are considering making the switch to directional LED replacement lamps. Compared to traditional halogen or incandescent sources, LED alternatives are about 75 percent more energy efficient, on average, and they last up to 25 times longer, but efficiency and long life are not enough.
CLTC and the Energy Efficiency Center at UC Davis partnered with Chevron Energy Solutions to map out California's current streetlight infrastructure. Researchers gathered data on 1.1 million streetlights from 212 cities throughout the state.
Sacramento Business Journal – Rising energy prices have given a free marketing boost to any product or service that cuts usage of watts and therms.
PG&E—LED retail lighting showcase allows boutique owners to see, firsthand, how LED lamps perform in a realistic store setting.
CPUC – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted a plan to transform the lighting market and achieve a 60-80 percent reduction in statewide electrical lighting energy consumption. This plan will be a new chapter of the California Long Term Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan.
Representatives from 212 cities participated in the survey, reporting data on over 1 million municipal street lights. Results of the survey were analyzed and compiled in “The State of Street Lighting in California, 2012.”
Changes to the lighting requirements under Title 24, Part 6 took effect July 1, 2014. This brief guide offers an overview of important requirements and major updates to these lighting codes and standards.