Environmental Stewardship

LSI takes its commitment to the environment very seriously. As demand for electricity continues to increase, our customers and their communities look to us to provide product solutions that help reduce energy consumption, light pollution and associated greenhouse gas emissions.
We manufacture products that help our customers develop green solutions for their communities – making a positive impact on the planet. As part of our approach, we commit the necessary resources to comply with environmental laws, regulations, permits and agreements.

Reducing Light Pollution

Outdoor lights, such as those in parking lots and on buildings, can contribute to light pollution because they simply were not engineered to account for it. Those light sources are omni-directional, throwing light in every direction away from the luminaire.

LSI’s fixtures are designed to avoid this problem, shining light where it is needed in compliance with dark sky codes that prohibit light from being thrown above 90 degrees.

Of particular note, our high-performance Mirada area lights use our advanced silicone optical system to cast light in precise directions. These products include various shield options to further eliminate unwanted backlight.

As lighting projects are developed, our Technical Design Team uses photometric design tools to develop ultra-realistic models that show customers exactly how light from their fixtures will meet their needs, as well as those of their neighbors.

ENERGY STAR

Of special note, LSI is a member of the U.S. Government’s ENERGY STAR program, which identifies and promotes energy-efficient products to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, helping businesses and consumers save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.

Responsibly Using Recyclable Materials

At LSI, we consider recyclability and end-of-life disposal when sourcing materials – without compromising product quality and durability. When we make sourcing decisions, we prioritize partners that use recycled or reclaimed materials, as well as materials that can be recycled when our products reach the end of their life-cycles.

We also work with our suppliers to identify innovative ways to use and procure our raw materials. For example, steel is our single largest material purchase. When we speak with our steel suppliers, we not only ensure that our orders meet our standards, we also look for ways to reduce the environmental impacts associated with transporting the material. It is important to note that the steel we procure is comprised of 55 percent recycled metal, and at the end of the fixture’s life, its steel housing is 100 percent recyclable.

In addition to recycling steel scrap, we use lean manufacturing processes to minimize the amount of waste we produce throughout our plants and office areas. We are committed to reusing and recycling materials whenever practical, including aluminum, castings, brass, copper, corrugated containers, pallets, computer equipment, paint and office paper.