The Annual
Tesla Awards

Staying true to its mission, the NLB created the Tesla Awards to honor lighting projects that provide High-Benefit Lighting®, or lighting that promotes human performance...
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Annual Lighting

Since 2013, the NLB has hosted a series of interviews with industry leaders to discuss trending industry topics from UGR to Electrification, and more.
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Let's Talk about
Light and Health

A collaborative series between the NLB and the LHRC. New for 2023, each quarter experts share their knowledge on key subjects regarding Light & Health. Events are free. Register below for future events. The next event will be May 22 at 1 2PM Eastern Time.
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Lighting Transformation Awards

The NLB is pleased to introduce the Annual Lighting Transformation Awards. This program recognizes excellence in lighting retrofit projects.
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Trusted Warranty

This program evaluates and promotes lighting companies in the US that reliably stand behind their warranties and respond quickly to warranty issues, creating value for both their companies and their customers.
Welcome to the National Lighting Bureau. As a not-for-profit organization for 45 years our mission continues to evolved as we strive to illuminate a United Future. In 2024 our mission is to champion excellence and innovation in lighting design, technology, and application. The NLB focuses on the betterment of society and the environment by creating demand for High-Benefit Lighting. We are committed to advancing best lighting practices to create an inviting, healthier, and more sustainable future. The NLB is sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, unions, utilities, and agencies of the federal government.


We are the National Lighting Bureau

We exists to create demand for High-Benefit Lighting— efficient lighting designed to optimize human performance, health, safety, and commerce — by connecting and educating those within the industry and outside of the lighting industry. The NLB educational materials offered, help nontechnical, lighting decision-makers understand lighting and the lighting issues and choices facing them. Our focused efforts include The Annual Lighting Forum, the Transformation Awards, and the newest program, The Transformation Awards.

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Tesla Awards

The Tesla Awards™ are the NLB’s way of honoring excellence in lighting design projects that enhance the value of the space and lighting for the community. Projects are evaluated based on how well they demonstrate improved visual performance, enhanced occupant satisfaction, or improved safety and security, and support current thinking on light and health recommendations. Eligible projects include indoor and outdoor lighting for commercial, institutional, residential, industrial and municipal projects completed. The 4th annual Tesla Awards were announced at Lightfair and recognized 3 Winner, 2 Awards of Merit, and 4 Special Citations. Learn more about our winners and judges at the link below.

Board of Directors


Mary Beth Gotti


Karen Willis

Vice Chair

Paul Pompeo


Jeremy Yon



Advancing High-Benefit Lighting Nationwide

The NLB creates demand for efficient lighting designed to optimize human performance, health, safety, and commerce — by educating those who make and influence decisions about lighting.

Our Members


Where do you see Lighting Transformation?

The National Lighting Bureau is pleased to introduce the new Lighting Transformation Awards for 2024. This program recognizes excellence in lighting retrofit projects – defined as those projects involving minimum alteration of existing building materials. Through the creative use of lighting systems and controls, these projects should illustrate the value of lighting, including but not limited to improved visual performance, promotion of health and wellness, environmental impact including reduced light pollution/preservation of nighttime lighting quality, enhanced safety and security, and increased overall occupant satisfaction.


News & Updates

Deep dive into the latest lighting industry headlines. Your source for the latest research in lighting, design, and technology. As a member of the NLB, stay informed on NEMA moves, IDA’s latest contributions, and more. Have your own news updates? Send us your company’s featured articles for additional press coverage.

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $48 Million to Improve Reliability and Resiliency of America’s Power Grid

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