23 percent of the electricity used in California is
for lighting. In commercial space, five percent of the
electricity used for air conditioning eliminates heat
generated by lighting. Improving lighting efficiency
has both direct and indirect benefits. Studies
have shown that the potential exists to reduce typical
lighting energy use and peak demand by up to 50 percent
by the year 2020, while improving the quality of
lighting to the end user. The results of the research
from this Program are needed to reach these goals.
LRP encompasses five technical elements that include
15 lighting research and three market connection projects.
The program spans both residential and commercial sectors,
as well as outdoor lighting associated with buildings.
information is updated as available and
listed under the following Elements. To
view information about specific projects,
click either on the Element icons
located in the left navigation bar or the below links.
2: Advanced Lighting Technologies - LEDs for
exterior, task, and low profile applications.
3: Demand Responsive Lighting - fluorescent
dimming, load shedding technology, and photocells for
4: Advanced Lighting Luminaires and Systems
- hotel bathroom lighting controls/fixtures, ENERGY
STAR residential fixtures, retrofit E-E downlight systems,
portable office lighting, and integrated classroom lighting.
5: Lighting Performance Metrics, Codes & Standards
- bilevel stairwell lighting, HID electronic ballasts,
outdoor parking lot lighting, and DALI.
6: Market Connection - crosscutting market connection
activities, design tools, and codes & standards