Meet Kurt Nielsen

Kurt is an energy-efficient lighting expert, specializing in optimizing the existing lighting infrastructure, evaluating lighting retrofits, and teaching about the effects of light on health and workplace productivity.

Lighting and Business Experience

Kurt has over 20 years of combined business and lighting experience, including three years as Manager of Seattle City Light’s Lighting Design Lab, and over ten years with a regional lighting solutions company serving the commercial and industrial market.

With his marketing and business executive background, and authoritative and courteous communication skills, Kurt has fostered strong industry relationships regionally and nationally. See a sampling of his projects.

Energy-Efficient Lighting Expert

He is available to speak or conduct a workshop at your event, conduct lighting research, assess any existing or proposed lighting system, develop training materials and programs, and create an effective solution for any of your lighting needs.

As an active participant in the lighting industry, Kurt has achieved Member1 grade of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Energy Management Committee, and is a Member2 of the Association of Energy Engineers.

He holds a BA in history from the University of Washington, and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Kurt lives in Seattle with his wife, and they have three young-adult sons.

Contact Information

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Kurt earned his Lighting Certified (LC)3 credential from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions, and the Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP)4 credential from the Association of Energy Engineers.

1Member grade of IES is considered the more technical membership designation and applicants must meet certain acceptance criteria.

2Member category of AEE requires specialized degree, professional registration, or related experience.

3The NCQLP LC Program was developed by lighting industry organizations and several government agencies to set a baseline standard covering the entire scope of the vast lighting field. The LC Examination requires certain levels of industry experience, and periodic LC renewal requires continuing education, professional development, and teaching activities. There are less than 3,000 people who are Lighting Certified.

4The AEE CLEP Program was developed to identify leaders in the field of lighting efficiency. The examination application requires certain levels of education and experience, and periodic renewal requires continuing education and professional development.