Monthly Archives: November, 2014

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DELTA (Demonstration and Evaluation of Lighting Technologies and Applications)

Product Testing and Evaluation DELTA (Demonstration and Evaluation of Lighting Technologies and Applications) is a program run by the Lighting Research Center to design, evaluate and publicize energy-efficient lighting solutions. The sites selected contain lighting and controls systems that are evaluated for energy use, human response, cost, how well the...
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National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP)

Product Testing and Evaluation The Lighting Research Center’s National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP) publishes reports designed to aid facility managers, utilities, lighting designers, engineers and electrical contractors in choosing the right products for the right applications. Currently, all NLPIP reports in Adobe Acrobat PDF format are free to the...
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Lighting for Older Adults

Lighting the Way, for older adults Everyone’s vision deteriorates with age, but there are ways to lessen its impact. Geared specifically towards aging seniors experiencing vision changes, this publication answers common questions about vision and lighting and offers ways light their home for easier and more comfortable seeing. The guide...
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Applying Energy-efficient Lighting in New Home Construction

Residential Lighting In this project, the Lighting Research Center minimized the use of recessed incandescent downlights in the demonstration home by using the natural lines of the home and creating coves and valances, making indirect fluorescent lighting the primary ambient source. Warm color temperature linear fluorescents, dimmable in some cases,...
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End-user load research; domestic consumers………

RCL plans to carry out a study in order to identify electricity usage patterns of domestic consumers in Sri Lanka. Further, it is expected to determine how different loads (lighting, refrigerator, entertainment etc.) contribute to the overall consumption, in this case, more importantly the lighting load. Information on different energy...
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RCL Affiliates Program

RCL Affiliates Program The main objective of the RCL Affiliates Program is to strengthen collaboration with the industry, academia, professional bodies, government / public sector institutions of South Asia to advance sustainable lighting and make it affordable to the region. Along with its Affiliates RCL will work towards • Improving...
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Lighting Handbook for Utilities

Courtesy EPRI, Electric Power Research Institute Lighting uses approximately one-quarter of the nation’s electricity. In the commercial sector, it may represent 40-50% of a building’s total load. Together, commercial and industrial lighting account for a large percentage of utility daytime peak demand. Yet most existing lighting systems, designed before energy...
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Commercial Lighting Efficiency Resource Book

Courtesy EPRI, Electric Power Research Institute Lighting accounts for about 20% of total U.S. electricity use; in the commercial sector, about one-third of electricity consumption and 25-40% of daytime peak demand are directly attributable to lighting. EPRI analysis indicates that if all technically possible energy-efficient lighting technologies were implemented, the...
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Lighting and Human Performance

Courtesy EPRI, Electric Power Research Institute In 1989, the report “Lighting and Human Performance: A Review” was published by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the Lighting Research Institute. The current work performed an extensive review of the literature published since 1989. This literature has been organized according to the...
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Lighting Fundamentals Handbook

Courtesy EPRI, Electric Power Research Institute Lighting accounts for approximately 30% of overall electricity use and demand in commercial buildings. In recent years, many high-efficiency lighting technologies have been developed that offer significant energy savings without compromising lighting quality. In fact, lighting quality can often be improved by proper application...
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Advanced Lighting Guidelines

Courtesy EPRI, Electric Power Research Institute The Advanced Lighting Guidelines were first developed in 1991, and updated in 1993 by a partnership of the California Energy Commission (CEC), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and EPRI. These previous editions were used extensively by designers, instructors, and energy policy makers around...
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Solid-State Lighting: ASSIST recommends Publications

The publications include recommendations for LED life definition, testing and measurement, best practice guides for different lighting applications, and recommendations for selecting LED lighting. ASSIST recommends methods call for testing products under conditions similar to those found in the application environment, where the light source could experience many different temperatures...
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Sutainable Lighting Institute, January 2010, Sri Lanka; successfully concluded

Sustainable Lighting Technology Institute, a five-day hand-on course on Lighting, conducted by the Regional Center for Lighting (RCL) in collaboration with its knowledge partner,Lighting Research Centre (LRC) of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA has been successfully concluded at The Palms, Beruwala, Sri Lanka. sustainable lighting institute participants Forty participants (of different...
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LED Lighting Seminar for Manufacturers in South Asia successfully concluded

LED Lighting Seminar for Manufacturers in South Asia June 29 – July 01, 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka Regional Center for Lighting (RCL), along with its knowledge partner Lighting Research Center(LRC), of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, NY, USA, successfully conducted a three-day seminar and training on LED (light emitting diode)...
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Certificate Course on Lighting

In collaboration with UOM and LRC Feb – June, 2011 Colombo, Sri Lanka Regional Centre for Lighting, in collaboration with University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and Lighting Research Center of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA, plans to conduct a certificate course for Lighting practitioners. The course will include classroom sessions,...
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Efficient Lighting at ‘Vidulka’

Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) conducted the Vidulka Energy Exhibition and the Symposium during the period Aug 03 – 08, 2010. The event commenced with the National Energy Awards Night scheduled for Aug. 03. His Excellency, the President Mahinda Rajapaksha was the Chief Guest for the event where top...
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MOU with University of Moratuwa

A Memorandum of Understanding is recently signed between the Regional Centre for Lighting / Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority and the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka with a view to promote, facilitate, carry out and strengthen Lighting education and research on a regional perspective. The University of Moratuwa will play...
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South Asia Lighting Transformation Forum

Jan 17 – 19, 2011, Malé, Maldives Regional Center for Lighting (RCL), supported by the USAID SARI/Energy program, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center, is bridging the vital pathways of science and education with manufacturing and quality assurance to create a commercial infrastructure designed to offer energy security and...
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South Asia Lighting Transformation Forum successfully concluded

RCL pleased to announce the South Asia Lighting Transformation Forum, which was conducted in Male, Maldives during the period Jan 17 -19, 2011, successfully concluded. The Chief Guest for the Inauguration Ceremony was the His Excellency Mohamed Nasheed, President of Maldives and it was graced by the US Ambassador to...
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Energy Efficient Lighting Solutions for Household

The primitive objective of the project is to identify efficient lighting technologies for residential sector and prepare application guidelines for a large scale sustainable program. The project includes a policy study on efficient lighting and development of a roadmap for implementation based on good international practices. This project is funded...