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, [...]

12.31.15 Yorgey Re-Elected National Lighting Bureau Chair

James M. “Jim” Yorgey, P.E., LC, CTS, Lutron Electronics Company’s technical-applications manager, has been re-elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau, the independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, [...]

12.30.15 National Lighting Bureau Moves Its Offices

The National Lighting Bureau has moved to Shepherdstown, WV after four decades in Silver Spring, MD. Its new address is: 180 Reachcliff Drive Shepherdstown, WV  25443 Its new telephone number is: 304-870-4249 The Bureau’s [...]

12.22.15 Best in Seven Years: Third-Quarter-2015 Lighting-Systems Index Leaps 4.4% Quarter over Quarter

Demand for lighting equipment jumped 4.4% between the second and third quarters of 2015 to achieve what the National Lighting Bureau hails as “the best quarterly performance since the second quarter of 2008.” The [...]

12.21.15 Does Your Lighting Expose You to a Cybersecurity Risk?

Could your lighting system give hackers what they need to steal your personal information…and more? Yes, can be the answer, depending on the design of the specific system involved and the quality of the [...]

09.17.15 Second-Quarter-2015 Lighting-Systems Index: “Moving In The Right Direction,” NLB Says

After conveying disappointing results for the first-quarter of 2015, when lighting-equipment demand was 3.6% below fourth-quarter 2014 demand, the latest NEMA Lighting-Systems Index (LSI) results show that a modest rebound occurred during 2015’s second-quarter: [...]

09.15.15 ATG Electronics Is Newest National Lighting Bureau Sponsor

ATG Electronics 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, and other lighting-system owners, managers, and [...]

08.03.15 Lighting-Designer Designations: Telling One from the Other

Many professions and vocations are subject to state licensure, helping to ensure that the public can feel somewhat confident about dealing with licensees. Lighting designers are not licensed, but several certifications or similar designations [...]

07.14.15 Why Your High-Efficiency-Lighting May Not Be Very Efficient at All

Imagine, if you will, the world’s most efficient lighting system; a system so efficient that it provides all the lighting needed by a 100-person workforce for  the fantastically small sum of just $100 per [...]

05.29.15 First-Quarter 2015 Lighting-Systems Index: Results “Disappointing,” NLB Says

After an outstanding fourth quarter 2014, which saw the highest lighting-equipment demand since the third quarter of 2008, first-quarter 2015 activity “has to be labeled disappointing,” said National Lighting Bureau Executive Director John Bachner. [...]

04.27.15 National Lighting Bureau Launches 36th High-Benefit Lighting(R) Awards Program

The 36th annual High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program is now underway. Sponsored by the National Lighting Bureau, the unique program is open to owners, architects, engineers, interior designers, facility and property managers, contractors, manufacturer’s representatives, [...]

03.24.15 A.L.P. Lighting Components Is Newest National Lighting Bureau Sponsor

A.L.P. Lighting Components, Inc. 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, and other lighting-system owners [...]

02.27.15 Light and Productivity: 100 Years of Inquiry

The relationship between lighting and productivity has been the subject of study for almost 100 years, but still no definitive, quantifiable relationship can be shown; e.g., by how much worker productivity will improve when [...]

02.10.15 Outdoor Lighting: Visibility, Liability, and the Future

By 2020, predicts the U.S. Department of Energy, 75% of the United States’ outdoor lighting will use light-emitting-diode (LED) technology. This conversion from high-intensity discharge (HID) and other legacy-lighting sources represents an unprecedented opportunity [...]

01.28.15 Best Quarter Since 2008: Lighting-Systems Index Chronicles Lighting’s Big Comeback, NLB Says

New data show that third-quarter 2014 lighting-equipment demand was the highest since the third quarter of 2008. “We’ve been waiting for this,” said National Lighting Bureau Executive Director John Bachner. “Anecdotal inputs suggested strongly [...]

01.21.15 The Challenges of Specifying LEDs

The many benefits associated with light-emitting diode (LED) illumination explain why it has “accelerated into the market place over the last decade at an unprecedented rate for a new light source,” said OSRAM SYLVANIA [...]