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NLB News 2020-03-04T16:32:51-06:00

Are LED’s Missing Something?

Are LED’s Missing Something? The goal of Lighting used to be simple. We wanted our light to save energy and make things, including our selves, look good. Long Life was important too. Incandescent made us [...]

NLB Asks The LRC About UV Applications For COVID-19

Randy Reid, Executive Director of the National Lighting Bureau, talks with members of the Lighting Research Center to discuss UV applications for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Paul Pompeo to Join the NLB

The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) has invited Paul Pompeo of Pompeo Group to join its organization following Randy Reid’s appointment as Executive Director of NLB in 2019. Paul Pompeo has graciously accepted the invitation. Following the retirement of Founder and [...]

Lighting For Seniors

What makes lighting for seniors different than lighting for the rest of consumers?  A just-released video of a panel discussion, “Lighting for Seniors”, is now available for free viewing or download. Watch the video [...]

NLB Annual Lighting Forum Focuses on Healthy Lighting

The science is just beginning, but do we wait? Without light, our circadian rhythm would be more than 24 hours—it’s light that plays the role as regulator. A just-released video of a panel discussion, [...]

Ray Kasmark re-elected Chair of the National Lighting Bureau

Brentwood, TN, December 9, 2019—Raymond E. “Ray” Kasmark, Jr. has been re-elected Chairman 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 [...]

First Annual Tesla Awards™ Now Open for Submissions

SUBMIT NOW THROUGH JANUARY 6, 2020. Distributors, Manufacturer’s Reps, Contractors, End Users and Lighting Designers can submit NOVEMBER 13, 2019—BRENTWOOD, TN--The National Lighting Bureau’s first annual Tesla Awards program is now open for submissions.  [...]

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. [...]

02.12.19 “Prescription Lighting”

View the "Prescription Lighting" 7th Annual Lighting Forum Video.

01.14.19 Internet of Things and Cybersecurity Focus of Panel at National Lighting Bureau’s Seventh Annual Lighting Forum

Shepherdstown, WV, January 4, 2019 – “The lighting community will change dramatically” from Internet-of-things (IoT) adoption, and much of that change is subject to speculation: No one can predict with confidence what will happen [...]

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 [...]