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Industry News
Howard Lewis Re-elected Chair Of National Lighting Bureau
December 18, 2011

Howard P. Lewis, representing the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), has been elected to his third consecutive term as chair of the National Lighting Bureau. The Bureau is an independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education organization sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. government.

Also re-elected were Vice Chair Cary S. Mendelsohn (Imperial Lighting Maintenance Company), representing the interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO), and Secretary/Treasurer James M. Yorgey, P.E., L.C., technical applications manager for Bureau Sponsor Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.

Mr. Lewis is the president of Lighting Alternatives (Cherry Hill, NJ), a fluorescent-fixture manufacturer he established in 2003. Before then he spent more than 30 years in lighting, with an emphasis on product manufacturing. He holds Bachelor of Science degree from Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, NH) and is a member of the IES Progress Report Committee. He also is a past president of the IES Philadelphia Section and sits on its Board of Managers.

“It’s an honor, a pleasure, and a great opportunity to lead the National Lighting Bureau,” Mr. Lewis said. “The Bureau has been serving the public interest since its founding in 1976. Despite the harsh economic conditions we’ve had to endure for the past three years, the Bureau’s Sponsors have not waivered in their support. They continue to provide the funding and volunteered time and talent that have allowed the Bureau to flourish for more than 35 years. We deem it imperative to raise the public’s awareness of lighting’s many important contributions to our standard of living and to operational cost-effectiveness. We also seek to be a trusted source of lighting information, and that can be a challenge. Lighting innovations are announced almost daily, it seems; providing reliable information about them is a responsibility we take seriously. So do our Sponsors.”

Others serving on the National Lighting Bureau Board of Directors are:
 
- Douglass M. Baillie (NEMA enLighten America Task Force),
- Robert W. Colgan, Jr. (National Electrical Contractors Association),
- Mike Colotti (OSRAM SYLVANIA),
- William Fodor (Philips Lighting),
- Mary Beth Gotti (GE Lighting),
- Larry Leetzow (Magnaray),
- Terry McGowan (International Dark-sky Association),
-  Ron Runkles (National Electrical Manufacturers Association), and
- Kristine Winner, IIDA (National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting  Professions).

Founded in 1976, the National Lighting Bureau provides information about and encourages reliance on High-Benefit Lighting®, that is, lighting that quickly pays for itself by improving productivity, reducing absenteeism, preventing accidents, enhancing  security, and/or otherwise contributing important and valuable benefits while also minimizing energy waste.

More information about the National Lighting Bureau is available at its website (www.nlb.org) or by contacting the Bureau directly (8811 Colesville Road, Suite G106, Silver Spring, MD  20910; tel. 301/587-9572; fax 301/589-2017; e-mail [email protected]).
 

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