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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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NLB News

NLB Annual Lighting Forum: The Relationship between Street Lighting and the Circadian System

The NLB held a panel discussion on the effects of street lighting on the circadian [...]

LEDVANCE, LLC and QSSI are First Companies Approved by the NLB’s Trusted Warranty Evaluation Program

NASHVILLE, TN, January 4, 2021—Both LEDVANCE, LLC and QSSI, along with their affiliated brands, have [...]

NLB Launches “Make a Difference with Light” Campaign

Brentwood, TN, December 17, 2020—The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) is soliciting projects in need of good [...]

NLB Annual Lighting Forum: Plants Have Feelings: Horticultural Lighting with LED

Watch and listen to the full panel discussion here. NOVEMBER 30, 2020—The NLB held a panel discussion [...]

NLB Annual Lighting Forum: A History of Lighting with David DiLaura and Terry McGowan

Watch and listen to the full panel discussion here. Experts Discuss the History, as well as the [...]


Member News

NEMRA Announces Board, Committee Appointments

CARMEL, In. — The National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA) announced the appointment of three officers [...]

Universal Expands Line of Connected Lighting Solutions by Introducing the LRAxC LED Strip Fixture Retrofit Kit with Bluetooth® Controls

Connected Lighting Ecosystem Enables IoT Capabilities NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2021) – Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. [...]

NALMCO Announces Release of December Issue of LM&M Magazine

Ankeny, IA | December 22, 2020 The interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies® (NALMCO®) is pleased to [...]

NALMCO Announces Digital Conversion of LM&M Magazine

Ankeny, IA | December 10, 2020 The interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies® (NALMCO®) is [...]

2021 IES Illumination Awards: Call for Submissions

Usher in the New Year by submitting your most innovative and compelling lighting design installation The [...]