About NLB

The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to educate lighting decision-makers about the benefits of High-Benefit Lighting®. The NLB is sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the federal government. (See the Sponsors section for a complete list of sponsors.)


Articles and News Releases

Each year, NLB staff develops original articles and news releases for magazines and journals with targeted readerships (building owners and managers, plant engineers, health-care facility administrators, retail executives, office managers, school-board members, college and university personnel, law enforcement officials, and the general public). The articles provide guidance for achieving High-Benefit Lighting and provide other important information people need to know to put lighting to work for them.



The NLB has produced guidebooks to help nontechnical, lighting decision-makers understand lighting and the related issues and choices facing them.


High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program

The NLB sponsors the annual High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program. The NLB created the Program to identify and recognize lighting installations that demonstrate the value derived from High-Benefit Lighting. Entrants are asked to provide data relative to the dollar value of improved productivity, reduced vandalism, increased sales and other benefits derived from new or modified lighting systems. Entrants whose submissions are developed into magazine articles are asked to serve as bylined authors.


Lighting Designer Directory

The NLB offers a searchable directory of lighting designers who can help you complete your next High-Benefit Lighting project.


Information Desk

Get your lighting questions answered by a Sponsor Representative or staff member of the Bureau.


Board of Directors




David R. Errigo

Vice President of Sales

LumenOptix, LLC

203 Progress Drive

Montgomeryville, PA 18936

Telephone: 215/671-2029

Facsimile: 215/268-1088


Vice Chair


Cary S. Mendelsohn (NALMCO)


Imperial Lighting Maintenance Company

4555 N. Elston Avenue

Chicago, IL 60630

Telephone: 773/794-1150

Facsimile: 773/794-8941




Raymond E. Kasmark

Director, Business Development

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

900 Seventh Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20001

Telephone: 202/728-6191

Facsimile: 202/728-7676




James M. Yorgey, P.E., LC, CTS

Technical Applications Manager

Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.

7200 Suter Road

Coopersburg, PA 18036

Telephone: 610/282-3800

Facsimile: 610/282-6765


Guido Zucconi

Manager of Government Affairs


200 Ballardvale Street

Wilmington, MA 01887

Telephone: 978/570-


Tom Ni

Marketing Coordinator Manager

ATG Electronics

10700 7th Street

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Telephone: 951/245-6222 ext. 122

Facsimile: 951/245-7770


Shelli Sedlak, LC, LEED AP®

Manager, The Institute

Current, Powered by GE

Nela Park

1975 Noble Road / #315C

Cleveland, OH 44112

Telephone: 216/266-2789


Mir M. Mustafa

Executive Director, Market Development

National Electrical Contractors Association

3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 1100

Bethesda, MD 20814-4372

Telephone: 301/215-4556

Facsimile: 301/215-4500


Howard P. Lewis

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

Specification Sales

Spectro Lume, LLC, 341 Kings Croft

Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Telephone: 856/482-6728

Facsimile: 856/482-6729


Terry K. McGowan, LC, F.IES

International Dark-Sky Association

3559 Birch Tree

Cleveland Heights, OH 44121

Telephone: 216/291-1884


Janet Lennox Moyer


International Landscape Lighting Institute

30 Brickyard Road

Troy, NY 12182

Telephone: 518/235-4808


Jian Ni

President and Chief Operating Officer

Forest Lighting

2252 Northwest Pkwy SE, Suite D

Marietta, GA 30067

Telephone: 770/702-7817

Facsimile: 770/702-7820


Maria C. Northup

Executive Director

Lighting Controls Association

c/o National Electrical Manufacturers Association

1300 North 17th Street, Suite 900

Rosslyn, VA 22209

Telephone: 703/841-3234

Facsimile: 703/841-3334


Brooke Silber


Jan & Brooke, Luminae, LLC

170 Crescent Street

Wyckoff, NJ 07841

Telephone: 201/485-7861


Donny Wall

Vice President, Sales

A.L.P. Lighting Components, Inc.

6333 Gross Point Road

Niles, IL 60714

Telephone: 773/774-9550

Facsimile: 773/527-0244






NLB's Office is located in Shepherdstown, WV. Contact staff there by telephone (304/870-4249) or e-mail (info@nlb.org). NLB Executive Director John Bachner oversees staff.