Through its members, Brentwood, Tenn.-based National Lighting Bureau (NLB) is offering free LED lights for the remote sites being set nationwide to test for the coronavirus.

According to the organization, NLB members have lightweight, long-lasting and energy-efficient LED fixtures in stock and ready to ship to support this cause. NLB Chairman Ray Kasmark says, “We believe that quality lighting inside of the tents will increase throughput while improving the safety and comfort during the testing process.”

Executive Director Randy Reid, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, states, “Most of my annual training over 20 years was in the field and we would set up portable Combat Support Hospitals. Results in tents that had lighting usually were better than in the non-lighted tents. Even in the daytime, having more usable light made a difference.”

To request product, test site officials can visit NLB.org/request or contact info@nlb.org with locations and tent dimensions (length, width, and height of tent). Requests will be evaluated; quantities are limited.

NLB provides its services to the public free of charge thanks to the generous funding of the organization’s sponsors which include individuals, professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, manufacturers, and agencies of the U.S. government, including:

  • BIOS Lighting
  • Finelite
  • GE Current, a Daintree Co.
  • Healthe by Lighting Science
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
  • Imperial Lighting Maintenance Co.
  • Inspired LED
  • interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies (NALMCO)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
  • Kurtzon Lighting
  • LEDVANCE, makers of SYLVANIA general lighting
  • Lighting Controls Association (LCA)
  • Lutron Electronics Company, Inc.
  • National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
  • New Star Lighting
  • Pompeo Group
  • QSSI
  • Truly Green Solutions
  • Universal Lighting Technologies
  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • ZLED Lighting

To obtain more information about the NLB, contact staff at info@nlb.org or visiting the website (https://www.nlb.org/), where information about sponsorship also is available.