With support from the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program of the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) has developed the foundations for a simplified on/off and stepped dimming control system for bi-level lighting applications.
The new simplified daylighting control system is composed of a microcontroller, a photo sensor, an optional occupancy sensor and optional user controls. These components can be integrated into single product/units, or be combined through wired and/or wireless communications for a variety of products and systems. The new technology offers auto- and continuous calibration, along with user adjustable on/off set points for light switching.
California utility members of the CLTC Advisory Council (PG&E, SCE, SDGE and SMUD) have reviewed the new technology and have expressed strong interest in supporting demonstrations of emerging technologies.
Available for limited, co-exclusive commercial licensing from the University of California
California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) website: http://cltc.ucdavis.edu/
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