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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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We are the National
Lighting Bureau

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.

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Tesla Awards

The Tesla Awards™ are the NLB’s way of honoring excellence in new construction and retrofit lighting designs that enhance the value of lighting for people. Projects will be 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

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Board of Directors

Chair

Mary Beth Gotti

Secretary

Karen Willis

Vice Chair

Ruby Jadwet

Treasurer

Glen Gracia

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Advancing High-Benefit Lighting Nationwide

The NLB creates demand for efficient lighting designed to optimize human performance, health, safety, and commerce — by educating those who make and influence decisions about lighting.

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The National Lighting Bureau offers a searchable directory of lighting designers who can help you complete your next high benefit lighting project. Search through certified lighting designers across the nation for your next big project. If you are all lighting designer who would like to be included in the directory sign-up today.

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Deep dive into the latest lighting industry headlines. Your source for the latest research in lighting, design, and technology. As a member of the NLB, stay informed on NEMA moves, IDA’s latest contributions, and more. Have your own news updates? Send us your company’s featured articles for additional press coverage.

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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 [...]

NEMA Applauds Bipartisan SHIP It Act

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is proud to support the bipartisan Safer Highways and Increased Performance for Interstate Trucking Act, or “SHIP IT Act,” introduced by Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) [...]

Wairarapa Dark Sky Reserve Becomes New Zealand’s Second International Dark Sky Reserve

SOUTH WAIRARAPA and CARTERTON DISTRICTS, New Zealand – The Districts of South Wairarapa and Carterton of New Zealand’s North Island named Wairarapa Dark Sky Reserve, the newest International Dark Sky Reserve certified by the International Dark-Sky [...]