First Annual Tesla Awards™ Now Open for Submissions

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Distributors, Manufacturer’s Reps, Contractors, End Users and Lighting Designers can submit

NOVEMBER 13, 2019—BRENTWOOD, TN–The National Lighting Bureau’s first annual Tesla Awards program is now open for submissions.  The Tesla Awards recognizes excellence in new construction or retrofit lighting projects that, through the creative use of lighting systems and controls, enhance the value of lighting for occupants.

One key criterion for these awards is the collaboration within the design and implementation teams including: manufacturers, agents, distributors, facility managers or engineers, lighting designers, building owners and occupants, and/or researchers. The value of lighting metrics may include but are not limited to: improved visual performance for those with normal and impaired vision, reinforcement of circadian rhythms, reduction in light pollution/sky glow, improved safety and security, enhanced occupant satisfaction, improved productivity, increased retail sales, etc.

The main intent of the Tesla Awards is to promote best practices in indoor and outdoor lighting applications for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, health care, and municipal projects. Projects will be judged by NLB board members or their designees and a representative of the Lighting Research Center.

Anyone may enter a project for the Tesla Awards and there is no cost to submit.  The person submitting the project must do so on behalf of the other members of the lighting project team.  Projects should have been installed within the 2018 and 2019 calendar years. Submissions should be submitted at by January 6, 2020.

The Tesla Awards are hosted by Mary Beth Gotti and winning projects will be recognized at LIGHTFAIR on the showroom floor in Las Vegas, Wednesday May 6, 2020 and will receive additional publicity in press releases, industry newsletters and websites.

For more information contact Mary Beth Gotti at

Randy Reid


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