Submit Projects Now for the 2021 NLB Tesla Awards™

by | Feb 16, 2021 | News

The submission deadline for the 2021 NLB Tesla Awards is May 3, 2021.

BRENTWOOD, TN, February 16, 2021—The NLB Tesla Awards™ program recognizes excellence in new construction or retrofit lighting projects that demonstrate creativity and enhance the value of lighting for occupants. The main goal of the NLB Tesla Awards is to promote best practices in indoor and outdoor lighting applications for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and municipal projects.

Winning projects will be recognized during LightFair 2021 in New York City and will receive additional publicity in press releases, and industry newsletters and websites.

Anyone and everyone, including lighting designers, architects, manufacturers, agents, distributors, facility managers, engineers and building owners and occupants are invited to enter a project for the chance to be recognized by the NLB Tesla Awards.

Judging criteria includes:

  • Projects should have been installed within the 2019 and 2020 calendar years
  • State-of-the-art lighting and controls
  • Application innovation through needs assessment and project team coordination
  • Documentation to validate enhanced “value of lighting” claims
  • Level of difficulty
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Sustainability

The “value of lighting” end-user benefit categories may include but are not limited to:

  • Health and wellness
  • Productivity
  • Safety and security
  • Visual comfort
  • Control of light pollution
  • Retail/commercial performance
  • Entertainment

There are no fees for entry. All projects must be submitted online by May 3, 2021.

About the NLB
The National Lighting Bureau is an independent, IRS-recognized, not-for-profit, educational foundation that has served as a trusted lighting-information source since 1976. The NLB is focused on Promoting Lighting Excellence™ and helping the lighting industry solve its business problems.  The Bureau provides its services to the public free of charge.

Sign up for the Trusted Warranty Evaluation Program here.  Obtain more information about the Bureau by visiting its website ( or by contacting its staff at or 615.379.7707.