Howard M. Brandston Books & Biography
Howard Brandston is one of the most recognized lighting experts in the country. He has more than fifty years experience in lighting design, engineering and electronics, designing illumination for more than 2,500 commercial, institutional, residential and governmental projects. He is most well known for lighting the Statue of Liberty.
He is a past president of the Illuminating Engineering Society and has been a guest lecturer or visiting professor at Ohio University, City College of New York, Cooper Union, Temple University, Hofstra University, and Washington University. He was formerly Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and worked at the Lighting Research Center there. He held the Feltman Chair in Lighting at Cooper Union and was adjunct professor of Social Science and Humanities.
His light sculptures have been shown in art galleries throughout the United States and are permanently installed in museums and university collections.
In March, 2011 Mr. Brandston testified before a committee of the United States Senate on behalf of repealing the ban on the current generation of incandescent light bulbs.