Guidance on 2019 Changes to Lighting Rules in California by Craig Dilouie

California’s 2019 lighting standards and regulations went into effect January 1, 2020. The 2019 changes include updates to both the Appliance Efficiency Regulations and Building Energy Efficiency Standards. The California Lighting Technology Center developed a series of resources to identify

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NEMA & ALA Drop Lawsuit to Block New California Light Bulb Standards

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the American Lighting Association yesterday ended their legal challenge to the California Energy Commission’s Nov. 13 decision to expand its minimum efficiency standards for bulbs. The move came two weeks after the U.S. District Court for

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California Gets a Green Light to Enforce Stricter Light Bulb Standards

Last month, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued an order denying a request for a temporary restraining order against the state’s standard. The request was made by the NEMAand the ALA in their lawsuit challenging the standard

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Judge Allows California’s Shift to Energy Saving Light Bulbs

S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller of Sacramento rejected a petition from the NEMA and ALA to temporarily block new minimum efficiency standards for light bulbs that the California Energy Commission adopted in November. The judge said the associations are unlikely

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Lighting Industry Sues to Block California’s Jan. 1 Expanded Light Bulb Efficiency Standards

The lawsuit by NEMA and American Lighting Association, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, seeks to reverse the California Energy Commission’s Nov. 13 decision to update its minimum efficiency standards for light bulbs, which added such common household types as the candle- and

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California to Debut First loT Law

Signed into law in September 2019, SB-327 Information Privacy: Connected Devices. According to market research firm IHS, London, current projections peg 30 billion connected devices in 2020 and more than 75 billion by 2025. With everything-connected networks and IP systems

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Ushio America Introduces New California Title 20 Compliant LED PAR Lamps with High Candela

Ushio America, Inc. introduces new California Title 20 compliant LED PAR lamps with high candela. The dimmable Uphoria™ PRO Gold LED PAR lamps utilize tightly-binned, high color rendering with multi-faceted reflectors to provide superior beam control and reduce glare. An

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In Unprecedented Move, PG&E Cuts Power to 800,000 Customers

Sometimes, it’s good to have backup power, and for 800,000 customers of PG&E, that time would be now. California’s Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) confirmed that it has implemented the first phase of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

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Are You Ready for the 2019 CEC Title 24 JA8 Requirements?

If a builder is going to build in the state of CA, they are required to use lighting products that are considered “High Efficacy” by the California Energy Commission (CEC). The CEC maintains a database of “High Efficacy” lighting products

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First of 55,000 Current by GE Streetlights Installed in 11 Southern California Cities

The City of Murrieta, California earlier this month became the first of 11 Riverside County cities to obtain ownership of thousands of streetlights that will be retrofit with LED fixtures to minimize light pollution, enhance public safety and save approximately

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California Passes IoT Cybersecurity Law

In September, California passed SB-327, a cybersecurity law that will affect manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) devices. The law, which goes into effect January 1, 2020, will require manufacturers of “connected devices” to equip these

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Steve Mesh on California’s Title 24 Energy Code and Lighting Controls

California has been a historical leader in terms of state energy codes. California’s Title 24 has led the way by restricting allowable LPDs (Lighting Power Density) as well as mandating specific types of lighting controls. However, in the past 5-10

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Relief on Title 24 Lighting Retrofit Compliance

California regulators simplify Title 24 lighting codes to reduce energy project costs and speed ROI. In short, if the right type of high-efficiency lighting equipment is installed for an office lighting retrofit project, that project’s requirements for advanced dimming controls

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New York to Match California’s 50% Renewable Energy Standard

The Clean Energy Standard will require 50 percent of New York’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources like wind and solar by 2030, with an aggressive phase in schedule over the next several years. In its initial phase, utilities

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California Energy Commission Should Not Increase Price of LED Bulbs

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) called on the California Energy Commission (CEC) again today to ensure that California consumers have access to the most efficient, cost-effective, and preferred LED bulbs currently on the market. A proposal under consideration at

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California Energy Commission Proposes New Regulations for LED Lamps

The CEC is holding a webcast on the new rules today, November 18, and will accept public comments on the proposed regulations through November 30. Under the new rules, MR16 and other small-diameter directional lamps will get heightened efficacy requirements

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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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Next up in Energy Efficiency – California Believes Steep Gains Possible by Dian Grueneich

In January, Gov. Jerry Brown announced a goal for Californians to double through 2030 the planned level of savings from energy efficiency improvements in existing buildings. The good news is that advances in information technology, data analytics, communications, sensors and

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Desert Sands USD Completes Largest Prop. 39 Energy Project in California

From $6.4MM in Prop. 39 Funds to $19.5MM in long-term energy savings, Desert Sands partnered with OpTerra Energy Services to deliver energy efficiency upgrades across campuses on an aggressive timeline. The following energy efficient and renewable energy upgrades are transforming

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Notice of Proposed Revisions to the California Building Energy Efficiency Code of Regulations, Title 24

The proposed language (45-Day Language Express Terms) is posted on the Energy Commission’s website at: energy.ca.gov/title24/2016standards/rulemaking/ The public comment period for the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will begin February 13, 2015, and end at 5:00 p.m. on March 30,

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