Residential Lighting California Title 24 and Lutron

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Residential Lighting California Title 24 and Lutron

In order to decrease energy consumption, California has adopted a new energy code (Title 24) that significantly impacts lighting in new and remodeled homes.

Beginning October 2005, all new and remodeled homes must incorporate energy efficient lighting and controls.

Depending on the room, these include:

  • Dimmers
  • Occupancy Sensors
    • Must be certified Title 24 compliant
    • Must be manual-on/automatic-off (can also be turned off manually)
    • Must turn off automatically in 30 minutes
    • Cannot be locked in a permanent "on" state
  • High efficacy lights - Fluorescent, Compact Fluorescent (CFL) or high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps
    • Fluorescent, CFL, and HID lights must not have a medium screw base socket
    • Lamps rated 13 watts or greater must have an electronic ballast

Of these, Lutron dimmers are the most cost effective, consumer friendly solution.


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