LSI Industries focuses on LED-based solutions development
LSI was an early adopter of LED technology and was among the first in the industry to exceed 60% of lighting sales from LED based products and solutions. LED-based SmartVision solutions are incorporated in products in the lighting, graphics, and technology divisions of LSI.
Team members have been selected from each of the company’s three divisions, and will focus on developing and refining key technologies and innovations that will be used in future SmartVision solutions. The team’s overriding goal is to ensure that LSI continues to systematically deliver high value lighting, control, and digital image solutions to its lighting and graphics customers.
LSI showed its early LED technology leadership as its drivers included SmartVision features like: digital control, closed loop feedback of light level and temperature, high wattage applications, and the widest LED drive voltage operating range in the industry. In the LED luminaire itself, LSI has been a leading innovator in reflective optics supported by its strong patent portfolio.
LSI’s lighting controls group pioneered a number of SmartVision advances in outdoor lighting control, including: schedule management in the controller, integrated sensors, a patented mesh network system, and mobile apps.
Since joining the company as CTO in March 2015, Foerster has worked closely with the three LSI Division Presidents to develop the technology and innovation parts of their strategic plans related to future SmartVision product development and commercialization.
Andy Foerster received a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy; a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University; and an MBA from Marymount University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer. Prior to joining the company, he served as Residential and Wiring Devices Division Engineering Director at Eaton Corporation. Previous employers include Creative Energy Control LLC, Masco Technical Innovations, Piller Inc., Schneider Electric (Square D Company) and General Electric.
Dennis Wells, Chief Executive Officer, said: "We recognize the importance of supporting a systematic process of making sure that we continue to build upon the SmartVision advancements that LSI has made in the past, as well as developing new innovative products as we move forward. Technology development is one of the ways that today’s companies ensure that they will be relevant in the new internet connected world, and it is a key part of the LSI business strategy."
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