12.30.15 National Lighting Bureau Moves Its Offices

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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:


The Bureau’s website “stays put” at


According to NLB Executive Director John Bachner, who will in 2016 celebrate 40 years of association with the NLB, “The time came and we responded to it. The Bureau is an information source, not a lobbying organization, so there’s no need for us to remain so close to the nation’s capital, where the cost of space and personnel is somewhat high. If we have to be in DC for one purpose or another, we can get there in short order, by commuter rail or personal vehicle. Otherwise, technology gives us the ability to respond quickly and fully to requests for information or assistance no matter where we are located. In choosing Shepherdstown, however, we have by no means ‘settled.’ The town is absolutely delightful, steeped in history, art, and education.”

Established in 1976, the National Lighting Bureau is an independent, IRS-recognized not-for-profit, educational foundation that has served as a trusted lighting-information source since 1976. The Bureau’s services are provided to the public free of charge, thanks to the generous funding of the Bureau’s sponsors: professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, and agencies of the U.S. government, including, among others:

Obtain more information about the Bureau by visiting its website (www.nlb.org) or by contacting its staff at info@nlb.org or 301/587-9572.


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