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.)
Each year, NLB staff develops original articles 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.
The NLB has produced guidebooks to help non technical, lighting decision-makers understand lighting and the related issues and choices facing them.
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.
The NLB offers searchable directories of lighting designers and EPAct 2005 Qualified Certifiers who can help you complete your next High-Benefit Lighting project.
Get your lighting questions answered by a Sponsor Representative or staff member of the Bureau.
Board of Directors
Howard P. Lewis (IES)
Founder and CTO
Lighting Alternatives, Inc.
341 Kings Croft
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Cary S. Mendelsohn (NALMCO)
Imperial Lighting Maintenance Company
4555 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
James M. Yorgey, P.E., L.C.
Technical Applications Manager
Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.
7200 Suter Road
Coopersburg, PA 18036
Douglass M. Baillie
NEMA enLIGHTen America Task Force
1300 North 17th Street
Rosslyn, VA 22209
Robert W. Colgan, Jr.
Executive Director, Market Development
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814-4372
Vice President, Communications & Government Affairs
100 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978/750 2944
Fax: 978/646 6622
Mary Beth Gotti
Manager, Lighting & Electrical Institute
GE Lighting Industrial Technology, Inc.
1975 Noble Road, #315C
Cleveland, OH 44112
Magnaray International Division, World Institute of Lighting and Development Corporation
P.O. Box 990
Bradenton, FL 34206
Terry McGowan (IDA)
3559 Birch Tree
Cleveland Heights, OH 44121
Director of Professional Channel Marketing
200 Franklin Square Drive
Somerset, NJ 08873
National Electrical Manufacturers Association
1300 North 17th Street, Suite 1752
Rosslyn, VA 22209
NLB's Office is located in Silver Spring, MD. Contact staff there by telephone (301/587-9572) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). NLB Executive Director John Bachner oversees staff.