Developed by the UC Davis California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), the Guide is a resource of best practices and lighting designs applicable nationwide. It provides a technology overview of high-efficacy luminaires, switching controls, sensors, and dimmers and also includes diagrams of several spaces found in typical U.S. homes.
CLTC created the guide to help builders, energy auditors, and lighting designers comply with new elements of California’s recently updated Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Part 6 of the standards addresses residential lighting for new and remodeled homes. Complying with the standards – which is mandatory – significantly reduces lighting-energy consumption by requiring reliance on new energy-efficient technologies.