The California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research is the state’s premier energy research, development and demonstration program, advancing science and technology in the fields of energy efficiency, renewable energy, advanced electricity technologies, energy-related environmental protection, transmission and distribution, and transportation technologies.

PIER has invested more than $600 million over the last decade to bring to market energy technologies that provide environmental and economic benefits to California’s ratepayers. This is accomplished by enlisting businesses, utilities, energy companies, public advocacy groups, and scientists at California’s universities and national laboratories.

In partnership with PIER’s State Partnership for Energy Efficient Demonstrations (SPEED) program, the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California at Davis has completed numerous lighting pilot projects that demonstrate how combining energy-efficient lighting technologies with smart sensor controls can reduce energy, save money, and improve safety.

Recently, 100-watt bi-level induction shoe box fixtures from Jackson-based EverLast Lighting were installed in the California Department of Public Health parking lot in Richmond. When the lot is vacant, adaptive occupancy sensors dim the fixtures to 40 percent power, and when motion is detected the fixtures power back up to 100 percent.

Energy-efficient EverLast induction shoe box parking lot fixtures with integrated controls that dim to low light levels during unoccupied periods were also installed at UC Davis’s School of Veterinary Medicine. This demonstration is part of a campus-wide commitment to reduce electricity use by 60 percent by the end of 2015.

PIER’s SPEED program has completed more than 100 demonstration sites that could save California residents two to five billion kilowatthours, equaling $287 million to $718 million with 10 to 25 percent market penetration, or between 788,000 and 2 million tons of carbon each year.
EverLast Lighting is a subsidiary of Full Spectrum Solutions Inc. and has quickly grown into the leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting solutions for roadway, parking structure, facility and area lighting applications. For additional product information, visit, call (888)-383-7578, or email


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