Our Mission

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.

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 lighting 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 a Bureau staff member.

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


Madeleine Bugel
Program Manager
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
1300 North 17th Street / Suite 900
Rosslyn, VA 22209
Telephone: 703/841-3222
Facsimile: 703/841‑3334

Sean Darras, LEED AP
President and Founder
4960 South 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Telephone: 215/494-3330

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 Path
Cleveland Heights, OH 44121
Telephone: 216/291-1884



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

Jian Ni
President and Chief Operating Officer
Forest Lighting
2252 Northwest Pkwy SE, Suite D
Marietta, GA 3006,
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



Shelli Sedlak, LC, LEED AP®
Current, Powered by GE
Manager, The Institute
Nela Park
1975 Noble Road / #315C
Cleveland, OH 44112
Telephone: 216/266-2789

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: 978/570-3282


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 Bureau operations.