report from PCBC, led lighting
Last week I went to Pacific Coast Builders Conference at Monscone in SF. Just huge, walked for 3 hours. Green building was everywhere, and I, among other things, was looking for Title 24 lighting that was compliant and funtionally and aesthetically acceptable. Nothing jumped at me except for Progress lighting which had some interesting recessed led lighting. Some were designed to be screwed into an existing fixture and had trim, drivers and lamp in one unit. The rep claimed 500 lumens, 15 watts, and equivalent to 65 watt incandescent. This retrofit unit is now available in a dedicated fixture so it is Title 24 compliant. Since the ambiant light in Moscone was intense, difficult to judge this claim. I asked price and he said $100 per fixture, including trim, driver and led lamp, which sounded quite good. I checked their website and could not confirm any of these details. Progess is working with Permlight on these fixtures and their website had more details, but still not enough to back up rep's claims. My current project is too far along to change, but these fixtures are probably worth watching and possibly trying when distribution catches up with marketing.