NLB Announces Winners of Lighting Transformation Awards

The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) has announced the recipients of its inaugural Lighting Transformation Awards at the NALMCO Annual Conference held recently in Indian Wells, California.

Mary Beth Gotti, Chair of the Lighting Transformation Awards and NLB, expressed, “We are delighted to introduce a lighting design award program that acknowledges unparalleled innovation and thoughtful design in lighting retrofit solutions.”

This sentiment was echoed by Randy Reid, Executive Director of the National Lighting Bureau, who added, “It was a privilege to bestow our first Lighting Transformation Award to Rob Wilson of Stones River Electric for the outstanding retrofit of 6.4 million square feet at the Nissan Smyrna facility.”

The awards are driven by a mission to highlight “best practices” across a diverse range of indoor and outdoor lighting retrofit applications. These commendable projects, achieved through ingenious use of lighting systems and controls, underscore the multifaceted benefits of lighting. This encompasses improved visual performance, fostering health and wellness, leaving a positive environmental footprint, boosting safety and security, and ultimately enhancing overall occupant contentment.

Here are the award recipients:

Transformation Award Winner

Nissan Production Plant

Stones River Electric

● Anthony J. Denami

● Rob Wilson

● Troy Jarvis

● Eric Young

Transformation Award Winner

Northbrook Park District

Lead Electric

● Josh McCoy

Special Citation for Integration of UV disinfection and controls

Chelsea High School Gym and Weight Room

Strategic Energy Solutions, Inc.

● Rich Coburn

Special Citation for combining lighting and acoustic solutions

Evolve Strength Seton Reception Area

Bold Design, Inc.

● Troy Dashney

Special Citation for color-tuning and controls for special needs students

Faribault Middle School

The Retrofit Companies, Inc.

● Kevin Gabbert

● Jake Andrist

Special Citation for responsible sustainability by refurbishing existing luminaires with minimum waste

Penn Globe PennAVATE – Fairfield, Conn.

Penn Globe

● Marcia Lafemina

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