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Welcome to the National Lighting Bureau (NLB). The 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, unions, utilities, and agencies of the federal government.
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The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) exists to create demand for High-Benefit Lighting— efficient lighting designed to optimize human performance, health, safety, and commerce — by educating those who make and influence decisions about lighting. The NLB educational materials to help nontechnical, lighting decision-makers understand lighting and the lighting issues and choices facing them. Also available free are videos from the Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum, feature articles, and member’s links to new and exciting high benefit lighting.
The Tesla Awards™ are the NLB’s way of honoring excellence in lighting design projects that enhance the value of the space and lighting for the community. Projects are evaluated based on how well they demonstrate improved visual performance, enhanced occupant satisfaction, or improved safety and security, and support current thinking on light and health recommendations. Eligible projects include indoor and outdoor lighting for commercial, institutional, residential, industrial and municipal projects completed. The 4th annual Tesla Awards were announced at Lightfair and recognized 3 Winner, 2 Awards of Merit, and 4 Special Citations. Learn more about our winners and judges at the link below.
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International Dark Sky Week Celebrates Activities Around the World
TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Dark-Sky Association (DarkSky) invites people worldwide to reconnect with the benefits of a dark, star-filled sky and learn how to reduce the negative impacts of light pollution to humans, wildlife, [...]
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $48 Million to Improve Reliability and Resiliency of America’s Power Grid
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $48 million in funding to support a new program focused on developing power grid technologies that improve control and protection of the domestic power [...]
City of Rocks National Reserve Achieves International Dark Sky Park Certification
CITY OF ROCKS NATIONAL RESERVE, Almo, Idaho, U.S. – City of Rocks National Reserve (henceforth “City”) is proud to announce that it has received full certification as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association [...]