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NLB News 2019-04-11T15:31:00+00:00

Universal Lighting Technologies Joins the NLB

Brentwood, TN, July 8, 2019 –The National Lighting Bureau is pleased to announce that Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. (ULT), a global leader in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, has joined the organization [...]

NLB Tackles Competing (and Controversial) Metrics in Human Centric Lighting Video

There are two important, sometimes competing, metrics regarding Human Centric Lighting. One is the Equivalent Melanopic Lux (EML) and the other is Circadian Stimulus (CS). The metrics were discussed by a panel of experts [...]

Finelite Joins the NLB

Brentwood, TN, June 15, 2019 –The National Lighting Bureau is pleased to announce that Finelite has joined the organization as its newest sponsor. Ray Kasmark, NLB President, said, “We are very excited to have Jerry Mix [...]

LED Lighting as a Disinfectant

Brentwood, TN, May 10, 2019 –Hospital-acquired infections are one of the top preventable illnesses in medical facilities and a special type of LED lighting can act as a continuous disinfectant and reduce the opportunity [...]

04.11.19 After 43 Years, John Bachner Retires from the National Lighting Bureau

ROSSLYN, Va., April 11, 2019 — John Bachner, Founder and Executive Director of the National Lighting Bureau, is retiring after 43 years.   John started the NLB in 1976 in response to the energy crises. [...]

12.03.18 Ray Kasmark Elected Chair of the National Lighting Bureau

Shepherdstown, WV December 3, 2018: Raymond E. “Ray” Kasmark, Jr. has been elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and [...]

11.30.18 Protocols for Wired and Wireless Control Systems Discussed at National Lighting Bureau’s 7th Annual Lighting Forum

Shepherdstown, WV, November 26, 2018 – “Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about wired and wireless control protocols for residential and nonresidential lighting” might just as well be the title of a fascinating, new [...]

11.08.18 More than 5,500 Lighting-Designer Listings Make Up National Lighting Bureau’s “Lighting-Designer Directory”; New Expansion into Canada

Shepherdstown, WV: The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) has launched NLB-TV with more than 200 videos comprising a collection that is likely to grow to 500 or more within a year, according to NLB Chair [...]

10.25.18 National Lighting Bureau Launches NLB-TV

Shepherdstown, WV: The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) has launched NLB-TV with more than 200 videos comprising a collection that is likely to grow to 500 or more within a year, according to NLB Chair [...]

07.17.18 NEMA Study Examining Outdoor Lighting and Human/Animal Factors Now Available from NLB’s Free Lighting Bookstore

Shepherdstown, WV: “Outdoor lighting at night provides many obvious and accepted benefits to society, including the ability to safely travel on roadways, facilitate commerce, enable outdoor activities such as recreation, provide for the lighting [...]

06.26.18 National Lighting Bureau Launches 39th High-Benefit Lighting® Awards Program

Shepherdstown, WV—The National Lighting Bureau’s announced its 39th annual High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program, a unique program open to owners, developers, architects, engineers, lighting designers, landscape-lighting professionals, interior designers, facility and property managers, constructors, manufacturer’s [...]

05.21.18 Lighting Is Focus at World’s First Space Double Platinum-Certified by LEED, WELL

Shepherdstown, WV – The Washington, DC, headquarters office of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) was the first project in the world certified platinum by both the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), [...]

04.09.18 It’s Not Your Father’s Lighting Maintenance Anymore…but Who’s Going to Do It?

Shepherdstown, WV – It used to be that lighting maintenance consisted principally of regularly scheduled cleaning and relamping. No more. As continually more lighting systems incorporate “high-tech” design and components, the personnel needed to [...]

02.13.18 If LEDs Can Reduce Lighting-Energy Consumption to Almost As Low As Possible, What’s Next? Where’s the Value Going Forward? Do LEDs Offer Non-Energy Benefits?

Shepherdstown, WV — The non-energy benefits of lighting have long been the focus of the National Lighting Bureau. Established in 1976, the not-for-profit lighting-information service was created to advocate for “High-Benefit Lighting®”; i.e., energy-efficient [...]

01.17.18 Cary Mendelsohn Elected National Lighting Bureau Chair

Shepherdstown, WV: Cary S. Mendelsohn, CLMC, has been elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. [...]

01.08.18 National Lighting Bureau Panel Discusses New Way to Specify Lighting-Color Impacts: Panel-Discussion Video Available Free

Shepherdstown, WV—The incandescent light bulb is no longer the symbol of ideas. Surprisingly, perhaps, the new symbol may be – of all things – a street-/highway-lighting pole, which just so happens to be the fundamental [...]

11.28.17 National Lighting Bureau Panel Discusses New Way to Specify Lighting-Color Impacts: Panel-Discussion Video Available Free

Shepherdstown, WV—The way in which lighting designers specify the color-rendering properties of white light – and white light’s ability to alter humans’ perception of color – is about to change, thanks to the development [...]

10.16.17 National Lighting Bureau Launches 38th High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program

Shepherdstown, WV—The 38th annual High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program is now underway. Sponsored by the National Lighting Bureau, this unique program is open to owners, architects, engineers, lighting designers, landscape-lighting professionals, interior designers, facility and [...]

08.14.17 National Lighting Bureau Panelists Agree: A Lighting Revolution Is Coming, via the Internet of Things

Shepherdstown, WV – Lighting and the Internet of Things (IoT) was the subject of a particularly eye-opening panel discussion – “Illuminating the Future, Part 2” – at the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum. [...]

07.12.17 DC Current Making a Major Comeback, National Lighting Bureau Experts Say

Daylighting can have such a powerful effect on office workers’ comfort, well-being, and productivity, the buildings they occupy are now being oriented and designed to bring as much daylight as possible into occupied spaces. [...]

07.12.17 The Desire for Daylighting Is Having a Significant Impact on Office-Building Design, Experts Say at National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum

Daylighting can have such a powerful effect on office workers’ comfort, well-being, and productivity, the buildings they occupy are now being oriented and designed to bring as much daylight as possible into occupied spaces. [...]

05.31.17 Designing With Tunable White Light is Focus at the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum

Relying on tunable white light “is the best, most-affordable way to ‘future-proof’ your work and designs and ensure very high performance.” So said Terry Clark, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Finelite, Inc., [...]

05.16.17 Metamerism and Tunable White Light

Metamerism. The word refers to the way that colors change when viewed under different light sources. And, according to the National Lighting Bureau, it’s a phenomenon that is gaining in importance, as “tunable white [...]

04.05.17 AMA Lighting Recommendations Based on Wrong Metric, Say Speakers at National Lighting Bureau Forum. Not All Blue Light Is the Same.

The American Medical Association's (AMA's) warnings about too much "blue light" at night are seriously flawed: The AMA developed them using a measuring tool that does not measure the specific kind of "blue light" [...]

02.10.17 Lighting Industry’s New Normal Seems To Be In Effect, NLB Says. Lighting-Systems Index Continues Decline.

Lighting-equipment demand fell 4.7% between the second and third quarters of 2016, according to data developed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) for its Lighting-Systems Index (LSI), a seasonality- and inflation-adjusted composite measure of [...]