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Hess Bishop Bollard Receives Art & Science of Lighting Award from National Lighting Bureau

Special Citation in Art & Science of Lighting category

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March 17, 2022

Gaffney, South Carolina – Hess, a member of EXPERIENCE Brands, received a special citation for the Bishop illuminating bollard in the 2nd annual Art & Science of Lighting Awards from the National Lighting Bureau (NLB). The Bishop bollard was recognized as a product that advances the preservation of nighttime lighting quality by a distinguished panel of judges.  Lighting industry veteran Mary Beth Gotti presented the award, Chair of the NLB, during the LEDucation trade show and conference in New York City on March 16, 2022.

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Bishop bollard awarded Special Citation in combined Art & Science of Lighting Awards program

The purpose of the Art & Science of Lighting Awards is to give recognition to outstanding products that either advances the science of lighting through exceptional technical innovation that significantly improves how effectively and efficiently high-quality lighting can be specified and installed or the art of lighting through outstanding aesthetic appeal based on the innovative use of lighting technology, materials, or sculptural forms.  Products that fulfill both criteria are presented with a single combined award.  Nominations are only accepted from professional lighting specifiers and final selections are made by an independent jury of knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the lighting industry.


The Bishop family is comprised of a high-performance illuminating bollard and columns in three pedestrian-scale heights.

The Bishop bollard is a high-performance architectural illuminating bollard for use in public and private outdoor spaces, landscapes, and pathways.  The fully shielded bollard employs proprietary optics that enable extraordinary spacing of up to eight mounting heights while meeting or exceeding IES recommended light levels for pathways and sidewalks in all classifications.  This exceptional spacing performance allows for fewer fixtures, as well as reduced material and labor costs associated with installation.  Product design details include concealed hardware, flangeless mounting, fine adjustment of optics orientation to match site conditions, and a rotatable shaft to align the luminaire independent of anchor bolt installation.  Light sources may be warm or neutral white color temperatures or monochromatic 590nm amber for environmentally sensitive wildlife applications.

The Bishop product family include complementary columns in 10’, 12’, or 14’ heights to provide a cohesive site lighting design solution.

About the NLB
The National Lighting Bureau exists to create demand for High-Benefit Lighting®— efficient lighting designed to optimize human performance, health, safety, and commerce — by educating those who make and influence decisions about lighting.  The National Lighting Bureau is an independent, IRS-recognized not-for-profit, educational foundation that has served as a trusted lighting-information source. The Bureau provides its services to the public free of charge, thanks to the generous funding of the organization’s sponsors which include professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, manufacturers, and agencies of the U.S. government.  


Experience Brands is a progressive international group of established lighting companies comprised of Hess, Griven, and Pantheon for outdoor lighting and Lamp, Nordeon, Schmitz, and Wila for interior applications.  Our selection of brands fulfills every specification-grade lighting requirement for any project worldwide. The individual companies provide extensive production facilities, distribution network, product design, and infrastructure to accommodate even the most demanding of projects.

EXPERIENCE Brands operates in more than 100 countries and is a global organization with a local understanding.  Our committed teams ensure that our use of innovation and technology are always appropriate for each proposal.  We understand each society is different, and so are we.  The Group’s mission is to illuminate humanity.

Wes Lane
Director of Marketing and Sourced Products
📞 864-487-3535 ext. 225
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