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 to dramatically reduce their 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.
We do not maintain a fleet of vehicles.
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 at least 95% of all our lighting packaging material is manufactured with 100% recycled material. Also, 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. We recycle 1,022 tons of metals that are a by-product of our manufacturing processes.
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.
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 because they are omni- directional, throwing light in every direction away from the luminaire. That is where LSI steps in to make those lights blend into the fabric of the neighborhood. LSI’s fixtures are specifically designed to avoid this problem. Our lights only shine where it is needed in compliance with dark sky codes that prohibit light from being thrown above 90 degrees. In addition to intelligent fixture design, we also deploy a dedicated team of engineers and planners that use advanced photometric technology to design lighting plans specific for the community where are lights displayed. We develop ultra-realistic models that show customers exactly how light from their fixtures will meet their needs, as well as those of their neighbors.
Of particular note, our high-performance Mirada area lights use our advanced silicone optical system to cast light in precise directions. These products include multiple shield options that eliminate unwanted backlight.
LSI is a long-standing 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. The EPA website specifically designate the ENERGY STAR label as an Eco-Label/Recommendation. ENERGY STAR is more oriented to residential lighting than commercial lighting, while the Company’s products are more heavily weighted to commercial.
For the commercial lighting market, we use our membership in the ENERGY STAR Program as a vehicle to design highly energy efficient and environmentally sustainable products that are listed as DLC (DesignLight Consortium) qualified products. We are proud that are products have earned this designation. The DLC designation of products makes our customers eligible for rebate incentives from utilities and this makes our products even more affordable for our customers to use our efficient products. Our customers receive quicker paybacks on their projects. Our policy is to maintain this percentage of eco-labeling and increase the percentage where we can.