In November, 2010, the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) announced a commitment to reduce its lighting energy usage by 60 percent or more by2020. As part of this commitment, UC Davis Utilities partnered with the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) to develop and field test a pathway lighting solution that increases safety and optimizes energy savings through a method called predictive occupancy.
In a pilot study,six 150w HPS streetlights on campus were replaced with a Lumewave wireless controller and an occupancy sensor that allows the installation to operate as a system that can determine an occupant’s direction of travel. These controls are combined with dimmable induction lighting to reduce total energy use and increase safety. The system also reports energy usage at the fuxture level and can alert maintenance staff if a ligh malfunctions.
This is on eo fmany pilot projects sponsored by the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research Program (PIER) to demonstrate how combining energy efficient lighting technologies with SMART sensor controls can reduce energy and save money. PIER annually awards up to $62 million to conduct the most promising research by partnering with individuals, businesses, utilities, and public or private research institutions.
EverLast light fixtures are installed at other University of California campuses, including Irvine, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco. Other universities experiencing the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency EverLast Lighting products include: the University of Michigan, Bryan College, Stanford University, San Diego State University, Oakland University and Purdue University.
EverLast Lighting is a subsidiary of Full Spectrum Solutions, Inc. and has quickly grown into the leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting solutions for roadway, parking structure, facility and area lighting applications.
Source: EverLast Induction Lighting