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.


Anyone may enter a project for the Lighting Transformation Awards, and there are no fees for entry. Projects should have been completed within the 2021, 2022 and 2023 calendar years. Submissions should be entered via the designated online submittal form and completed no later than August 1, 2023.


The main intent of the program is to promote best practices for a variety of indoor and outdoor lighting applications. The program aims to recognize and showcase projects that provide a narrative and “how to” guide for others with similar lighting retrofit challenges.


Projects should have been completed within the 2022, 2023, and 2024 calendar years. Submissions should be entered via the designated online submittal form. Submission date coming soon.
Including supplemental data beyond images and lighting specs (e.g., planning documents, meeting minutes, social media comments) is encouraged.
Winning projects will be recognized during the 2023 NALMCO Annual Convention in Palm Springs, California. More details to follow.


Transformation Submission Application

NLB Lighting Transformation Awards 2023

Deadline to Submit: April 4th, 2023

Name of the person submitting the entry:

Primary Lighting Designer:

Project Summary

In 500 words or less, describe why the lighting design is successful and deserving of an NLB Telsa Award. In particular, describe the intent of the lighting design and how the lighting objectives were achieved, including particular challenges that were faced and overcome. Focus end-user benefits including, but not limited to: Health and Wellness, Productivity, Safety and Security, Visual Comfort, Control of Light Pollution, Retail/Commercial Performance, and Entertainment.

Upload up to 10 slides or drawings, .JPG or .JPEG format, not to exceed 10MB each. Include a brief description of each image or drawing.

Additional Project Information