Howard Lewis Re-elected Chair of National Lighting Bureau

Silver Spring, MD—Howard P. Lewis, representing the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), has been re-elected 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 to Bureau offices 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, a fluorescent fixture manufacturer headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ. Long-active in IES activities, Mr. Lewis recently completed his third, nonconsecutive term as president of the IES Philadelphia Section. Before establishing Lighting Alternatives in 2003, Mr. Lewis 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).                                                                                                    

It’s a great opportunity to be an integral part of the National Lighting Bureau,” Mr. Lewis said. “The Bureau is a ‘can-do’ organization. And thanks to the financial support and especially the volunteer support of our Sponsors, the Bureau’s visibility has never been more prominent. That visibility is essential to our mission of raising awareness of lighting’s important contributions to our standard of living and to operational cost-effectiveness. It seems that the lighting-technology revolution is a constant and providing reliable information about it is a vital part of our mission. We’re gratified to be a recognized resource and excited about contributing to progress.”

 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),
  • Mary Beth Gotti (GE Lighting),
  • Bradford C. Leach (GonLED, LLC),
  • 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 info@nlb.org).