The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to educate lighting decision-makers about the benefits of High-Benefit Lighting®. The NLB is sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the federal government.



Each year, NLB staff develops original articles for magazines and journals with targeted readerships (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.



The NLB has produced guidebooks to help non technical, lighting decision-makers understand lighting and the related 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.


Designer and Certifier Directories

The NLB offers searchable directories of lighting designers and EPAct 2005 Qualified Certifiers who can help you complete your next High-Benefit Lighting project.


Information Desk

Get your lighting questions answered by a Sponsor Representative or staff member of the Bureau.


enLIGHTen America

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), a founding NLB sponsor, has teamed with the lighting members of the electrical industry to launch a Web-based initiative aimed at saving energy and reducing energy costs in the nation's 5 million commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. Called “enLIGHTen America,” the campaign targets building owners, operators, executives, and anyone who is interested in upgrading lighting products in buildings.


Watch, Listen as Experts Discuss the Future of Lighting: Click here

Click here to view the latest NEMA Lighting Systems Index.
Click here to view video clips from interviews with the NLB Board of Directors
Click here to view the Future of Lighting Televised Panel Discussion.
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