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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 [...]

12.15.16 David Errigo Elected National Lighting Bureau Chair

David R. Errigo, vice president of sales for luminaire manufacturer LumenOptix, 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, [...]

06.22.16 National Lighting Bureau Launches 37th High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program

The 37th 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 property [...]

05.18.16 Digital-Addressable Lighting Is the Focus of NLB Lighting Forum Expert Panel

Digital-addressable lighting is the topic of the fourth and final panel discussion of the National Lighting Bureau’s most recent annual lighting forum. Moderated by EdisonReport Publisher Randy Reid, the panel comprised Marty L. Riesberg, [...]

05.04.16 Errigo Elected National Lighting Bureau Vice Chair

David R. Errigo, vice president of sales for luminaire manufacturer LumenOptix, has been elected vice chair of the National Lighting Bureau board of directors. He fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Mark [...]

03.09.16 IES TM-30-15 Is Generating Serious Debate, National Lighting Bureau Panelists Reveal

The Color-Rendering Index (CRI) is a well-established tool used to indicate how accurately a given light source renders color when compared to a “reference” light source. The higher a given light source’s CRI (rated [...]

02.05.16 Lighting Revolution around the Corner, National Lighting Bureau Panelists Reveal

Lighting is on the cusp of change so profound that nothing – not even the most vivid sci-fi imagination – has come close to depicting it. So say three lighting experts who, together, represent [...]

01.18.16 IBEW Is Newest National Lighting Bureau Sponsor

The 750,000-member International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has become the newest sponsor of the National Lighting Bureau. An independent, not-for-profit foundation established in 1976, the Bureau’s mission is to educate commercial, industrial, residential, [...]