CLTC Releases 2016 Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution Guide

This guide assists builders and lighting industry professionals in navigating the nonresidential lighting and electrical power distribution portions of California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). The updated Energy Standards took effect on January 1, 2017. The Nonresidential

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CLTC Kicks Off Life Testing For Commercial LED Products

Recently, CLTC energized a round of life testing focused on evaluating commercially available medium screw base and linear LED replacement lamp solutions on behalf of the California Energy Commission! This work serves to provide our industry with independent lamp testing

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CLTC Collaborates with UC Davis Medical Center on Best Practices for Healthcare Lighting

CLTC and the UC Davis Medical Center are working together to identify best practices for healthcare lighting in patient rooms, corridors and support areas. The three key elements of these designs include circadian wellness, dark adaption, and high color rendering

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CLTC Publishes 2015 Lighting Technology Overview

The California Lighting Technology Center has published the 2015 Lighting Technology Overview (LTO), which covers a broad range of energy-saving commercial and residential lighting technologies. The publication provides guidance on comparing products, sample products, expected energy savings and case studies.

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CLTC Collaborates with Southern California Edison

CLTC, in partnership with Southern California Edison, recently kicked off a new project portfolio to assess controls, lighting, and daylighting technologies and their potential for commercial applications. The new projects will have elements of market assessment, EM&V, and selected demonstrations.

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Energy Use Reporting through Lighting Control Systems

CLTC, in collaboration with Sempra Utilities, developed a test methodology to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of onboard metering and system reporting features of advanced lighting control systems (ALCS). One of the features of networked lighting controls is the ability

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Does Your Replacement Lamp Qualify for California Utility Rebates?

CLTC is now the lead organization processing LED product report reviews for the upstream Residential Lighting Incentive Programs conducted by PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E. CLTC staff work with the utility Program Managers to identify product that will be considered for

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Saving Energy in Buildings with Adaptive Lighting Systems / Solutions for the Retail Sector

The California Lighting Technology Center has produced a new report covering the current state of retail lighting and the extraordinary energy savings potential that can be achieved with adaptable lighting control systems. The retail sector, which represents 13 percent of

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Daintree Networks Partners with CLTC to Advance Lighting Controls

Daintree Networks, a provider of open wireless smart building solutions for enterprise control and energy management, recently announced its affiliate partnership with UC Davis’ California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) with the goal of advancing lighting controls.

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High Color Rendering Can Enable Better Vision without Requiring More Power

An article advocating for high color rendering in consumer lighting products and the policies that support their adoption is now available. The paper is a collaboration between CLTC http://cltc.ucdavis.edu the University of British Columbia and the National Research Council of Canada.

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CLTC’s Lighting Design Guides Support Statewide Efficiency Standards

CTLC has completed the publication of five downloadable lighting design guides to help builders, contractors, and other lighting industry professionals meet or exceed California’s 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24, Part 6). CLTC developed the five guides, which are available

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Title 24 Part 6 Essentials – Standards & Technology Classes by CLTC

Here are upcoming Title 24 classes that CLTC staff is scheduled to teach. Information about registering for the classes can be found here: 1)      March 31 – Retail Lighting, Pipe Trades Training Center, San Jose 2)      April 15 – Office Lighting​,

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CLTC Helped to Successfully Commercialize Next-Generation Sensor

The commercialization of Echelon’s Lumewave MWX-LVE http://echelon.com/applications/lighting long-range outdoor microwave sensor illustrates CLTC’s success in supporting advanced next-generation sensors for adaptive outdoor applications. It can detect movement and distinguish between slow and fast moving objects such as pedestrians, cyclists and

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CLTC Providing Key Guidance on Draft Title 24 Residential Standards

California Lighting Technology Center is providing key guidance and coordination in developing the next generation of Title 24, Part 6 standards for residential applications. The proposed lighting measures in the draft 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will increase the adoption

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CLTC Offers LED Lamp Performance Testing Program and Database

CLTC has implemented a third-party LED lamp performance testing program and a public database to house the test results. The LED Performance Database will help utilities and other users understand how the LED lamp market is changing and identify which

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Testing the LED A-lamp Market

CLTC tested 26 LED A-lamp products marketed as alternatives to 60W incandescent A-lamps. Data collected on power (W), voltage (V), luminous output (lumens), correlated color temperature (CCT), color rendering index (CRI), rated life and dimming performance allowed for comparison with

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News Updates for the Week of September 9

1.      Deadline for Commercial Energy Code Adoption Nears – According to a DOE mandate, all states are required to adopt a new commercial energy code that meets or exceeds ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 by Oct. 18, 2013. Many states have complied

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News Updates for the Week of September 3

1.      DOE Publishes Updated SSL Manufacturing R&D Roadmap and 2012 Workshop Report – The U.S. DOE has published the 2012 edition of the Solid-State Lighting Manufacturing R&D Roadmap, www.ssl.energy.gov/techroadmaps.html and has posted the summary report from the fourth annual SSL

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