About the National Lighting Bureau

About the National Lighting Bureau 2020-01-15T19:19:54+00:00

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

NLB staff develops original articles and news releases for magazines and journals with targeted readerships (e.g., 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 other important information people need to know to put lighting to work for them.


The NLB’s Free Bookstore offers guidebooks and other materials to help nontechnical, lighting decision-makers understand lighting and the lighting issues and choices facing them. Also available free of charge are videos from the Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum, case histories, feature articles, and more.


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 members 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 Member representative or a Bureau associate.

Board of Directors


Raymond E. Kasmark, Jr.
Director, Business Development
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

Vice Chair

Howard P. Lewis
Specification Sales
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
Spectro Lume, LLC


Cary S. Mendelsohn, CLMC
Chief Executive Officer
International Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO)
Imperial Lighting Maintenance Company


James M. Yorgey, P.E., LC
JMY Solutions


Karen Willis
Industry Director
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

Ruby Jadwet
CEO and Founder
Truly Green Solutions

Mir M. Mustafa
Executive Director, Market Development
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

Jeremy Yon
Industry Relations Leader
Current, powered by GE

Terry K. McGowan, LC, FIES
International Dark Sky Association (IDA)


Sean T. Tegart
President and CEO
Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC (Bios Lighting)

Jane White
EVP, Sales and Marketing

Marybeth Gotti

Jay Goodman
VP, Strategy

Cary S. Mendelsohn, CLMC
Chief Executive Officer
Imperial Lighting Maintenance Company

Lutron Electronics Company, INC

Jim Levante
Chief Executive Officer
Inspired LED

Karsten Fetten
Head of Product Marketing


Susan Phillips
VP, Marketing
Universal Lighting Technologies

Office of the Chief Architect
U.S. General Services Administration

Jon Perper
Chief Executive Officer
Zled Lighting


NLB’s Office is located in Nashville, TN. Contact staff by telephone (615-379-7707) or e-mail (info@nlb.org). NLB Executive Director Randy Reid oversees Bureau operations.