The National Lighting Bureau’s has announced its 35th annual High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program. The program is open to owners, architects, engineers, interior designers, facility and property managers, contractors, manufacturer’s representatives, utility employees, users, and virtually anyone else associated with a new or upgraded illumination system that provides at least some of the many benefits of what the Bureau calls High-Benefit Lighting.
The Bureau coined the term “high-benefit lighting” to denote “function-focused” electric-illumination systems designed to fulfill the specific purposes for which they will be used, especially to maximize bottom-line returns for those who own, manage, and/or rely on the lighting.
National Lighting Bureau Chair Howard P. Lewis (Viscor Group of Companies) says the High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program is easy to enter. “We want to encourage anyone associated with a lighting-system upgrade or installation to submit an application that could lead to our development a case history chronicling how high-benefit lighting contributed to the bottom line,” he says. “While a system must be energy-efficient to be considered high-benefit lighting, the dollar value of productivity improvements, safety and security enhancements, increased retail sales, and so on typically is far greater than the value of energy savings alone. The dollars saved even by operating and maintenance cost savings of 70% can be dwarfed by the value derived from a productivity increase of just one or two percent.”
For consideration in the 2014 High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program, an entry must be received by the National Lighting Bureau no later than October 31, 2014. An entry should document how modification of an existing lighting system or installation of a new one improved productivity, increased retail sales, or achieved any of the many other bottom-line benefits of high-benefit lighting. Anyone who enters the High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program receive a hand-inscribed certificate of participation. If Bureau staff develops an entry into a case history, the person submitting the information will serve as the bylined author of an article published in a prominent trade or professional journal. Program details