Welcome to the National Lighting Bureau
We exist 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 offers educational videos from the Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum, lighting research from accredited University and research centers, and we feature members’ articles about the future of High Benefit Lighting.
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 offers educational 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, a Lighting Designer Directory, 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.
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 within the 2018 and 2019 calendar years.
The NLB offers a searchable directory of lighting designers who can help you complete your next High-Benefit Lighting project.
Board of Directors
Mary Beth Gotti
CEO and Founder
Truly Green Solutions
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
Head of Communications & Brand
Raymond E. Kasmark
Director, Business Development
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
Industry Relations Leader
Cary Mendelsohn, CLMC
Chief Executive Officer
Imperial Lighting Maintenance Company
Terry K. McGowan, LC, FIES
International Dark Sky Association (IDA)
Howard P. Lewis
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
Spectro Lume, LLC
Sean T. Tegart
President and CEO
Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC (BIOS Lighting)
EVP, Sales and Marketing
Head of Product Marketing
Vice President of Labor Relations and Field Service
New Star Lighting
Director of Corporate Marketing
VP, Product Management
Universal Lighting Technologies
Office of the Chief Architect
U.S. General Services Administration
Chief Executive Officer
International Dark Sky Association
A+ Lighting Solutions, LLC
VP of Product Management
NLB’s Office is located in Nashville, TN. Contact staff by telephone (615-379-7707) or e-mail (email@example.com). NLB Executive Director Randy Reid oversees Bureau operations.