About the National Lighting Bureau

About the National Lighting Bureau 2019-09-27T19:08:22+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 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


Raymond E. Kasmark, Jr.
Director, Business Development
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
900 Seventh Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Vice Chair

Howard P. Lewis
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
Specification Sales
Spectro Lume, LLC
341 Kings Croft
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034



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


Cary S. Mendelsohn, CLMC
interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO)
Chief Executive Officer
Imperial Lighting Maintenance Company
4555 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630

Sean T. Tegart | President / CEO
Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems (BIOS)
2796 Loker Ave W / Suite 201
Carlsbad, CA 92010

Jay Goodman
VP, Strategy
801 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 

Susan Phillips
Vice President of Marketing
Universal Lighting Technologies
51 Century Blvd., Suite 230
Nashville, TN 37214


Terry K. McGowan, LC, FIES
International Dark-Sky Association
3559 Birch Tree
Cleveland Heights, OH 44121

Michael M. Erbesfeld
Executive Director
Lighting Controls Association
c/o National Electrical Manufacturers Association
1300 North 17th Street / Suite 900
Rosslyn, VA 22209

U.S. General Services Administration
Office of the Chief Architect
1800 F Street, NW
Room 3332-PND
Washington, DC 20405

Jon Perper
ZLED Lighting
Chief Executive Officer
1536 North Kings Highway
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Mary Beth Gotti

Jeremy Yon
Industry Relations Leader
Current, powered by GE
41 Farnsworth St
Boston, MA 02210

Jane White
EVP, Sales and Marketing
Finelite, Inc.
30500 Whipple Rd
Union City, CA 94587

Karen Willis
Industry Director
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
1300 North 17th Street / Suite 900
Rosslyn, VA 22209

Mir M. Mustafa
Executive Director, Market Development
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814-4372

Bin Yu
Chief Executive Officer
8000 Innovation Park Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70820

Jim Levante
Chief Executive Officer
Inspired LED
1702 W 10th Pl
Tempe, AZ 85281

Omar Rivera
Head of Luminaires, US and Canada
200 Ballardvale St.
Wilmington, MA 01887 USA


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.