Lighting Understanding for a More Efficient Nation

Who We Are

Who We Are

What is LUMEN?

Lighting Understanding For a More Efficient Nation (LUMEN) is an ad hoc consortium of organizations and professionals united to facilitate consumer educated energy-efficient lighting decisions.




What are LUMEN’s Goals?

  • To increase public awareness of the effects and benefits involved with the transition to energy efficient lighting sources.
  • To curb public misunderstanding of the transition to energy efficient lighting sources relating to both use and effects of available lighting options.
  • To empower the public with increased awareness of new lighting products becoming available and the knowledge to make the best lighting decisions for their personal circumstances.
  • To address consumer dissatisfaction regarding various lighting technologies.

How is LUMEN Structured?

LUMEN has created two committees to accomplish its overall goals and objectives:

  • Retail Education Committee chaired by Larry Lauck of the American Lighting Association
  • Mass Media Education Committee chaired by Monique O’Grady of the Alliance to Save Energy

How can I get Involved?

LUMEN is open to stakeholders in all industries who would like to be engaged in this effort, and encourages members from manufacturing, retail, utility, media, NGO groups, and market transformation organizations to join the LUMEN Coalition.
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How can Media Learn More?

The LUMEN Coalition can be a media resource about the lighting transition.

Click here for pictures and press information about the coalition and energy-efficient lighting

Who is Part of LUMEN?

LUMEN Steering Committee:
Alliance to Save Energy
American Lighting Association
National Electrical Manufacturers Association

LUMEN Members (as of October 2011):
American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
American Public Power Association
Appliance Standards Awareness Project
Consumer Federation of America
Consumers Union
Cooper Industries
Efficiency Vermont 
Feit Electric Company
Food Marketing Institute
General Electric
Get Wise
Illuminating Engineering Society of NA
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Metro Lighting
Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
National Consumer Law Center
Natural Resources Defense Council
National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates
National Grid
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Redwood Systems
Resource Action Programs
Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Satco Products, Inc. & NUVO Lighting
Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
Southern California Edison
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation


LUMEN Advisers:
California Energy Commission
Federal Trade Commission
Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
US Department of Energy
US Environmental Protection Agency