Lighting codes, including, ASHRAE/IES 90.1, the IECC, California’s Title 24 and the Seattle Energy Code, have mandated the lighting industry to become more energy-efficient. Lighting is now close to the theoretical limit of minimizing power – which, with currently available technologies at their maximum efficiency, is about 97 percent less than 1973. A good code should prevent bad design, embracing emerging technology, but it must also respect good design and reduce the heavy cost of compliance. The industry needs to realize the accomplishments made in energy reduction, and understand that 100 percent of energy cannot be saved. Or can it?
Join me with James Benya, moderator, CJ Brockway, Susan Larson, and Brian Liebel at LightShow West in Las Vegas.