The 29th annual High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program is underway. Sponsored by the National Lighting Bureau, the program is open to virtually anyone associated with an indoor or outdoor lighting installation: owners, designers, facility or property managers, contractors, manufacturer's representatives, utility employees and end users, among others.

According to National Lighting Bureau Chairman Douglass Baillie, vice president, corporate communications, Acuity Brands Lighting Inc., the High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program is “intentionally easy to enter.” “Case histories demonstrating the bottom-line benefits of well-designed lighting comprise the ‘proof of the pudding,’” he said. “We want to collect as many case histories as we possibly can. That's why we encourage anyone associated with a lighting system retrofit or a new installation to submit a case history chronicling how high-benefit lighting contributed to the bottom line.”

To be eligible for consideration in the 2008 High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program, an entry must reach National Lighting Bureau staff by no later than Oct. 31. An entry should document how modification of an existing lighting system or development of a new one improved productivity, increased retail sales or achieved any of the many other bottom-line benefits of high-benefit lighting. Established in 1976, the NLB is a not-for-profit, independent lighting information source sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, and agencies of the U.S. government. For more information about the National Lighting Bureau or the awards program, visit the NLB website at www.nlb.org or contact NLB staff at 301-587-9572