LSI Increases Efficacy in New Parking Garage Luminaire and Reaches DLC Premium Status

The Excursion offers significant performance advancements along with visual comfort and architectural appeal in one fixture.

CINCINNATI, Oct. 10, 2018 — LSI Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: LYTS) today announced that the new Excursion luminaire, designed for use in parking structure applications, delivers an increase in efficacy that achieves DLC Premium performance and brings more value to the customer.

Through improved assembly methods, manufacturing tolerance control, and further process improvements, LSI achieved a significant increase in light extraction making the 3000K – 5000K CCT product meet and/or exceed DLC premium requirements. Choosing to hold lumen output constant to previous levels, the increase in optical efficiency realized allowed LSI to pass on this performance gain in the form of increased efficacy and an average reduction in wattage of 20%.

At the heart of the Excursion is an engineered solution that combines the principles of refraction and total internal reflection with a printed algorithmic optical technology.  The result is an efficient, unique, visually pleasing lighting solution that provides the tailored optical distributions and illuminance levels today’s energy conscious garage and area lighting customers demand.

Further performance benefits are achieved through embedded intelligent LSI AirLink™ wireless lighting controls enabled by Synapse that allow for zone dimming, daylight harvesting, motion detection, scheduling and more, while advancements in design provide attractive, low profile and contemporary features ideal for lower ceiling environments. These qualities place Excursion in the top tier for the parking structure industry. University and national airport customers, including the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, have implemented the luminaire to refine illumination and enhance architectural appeal.

“Very few products in the parking structure market today can deliver this level of performance and architectural appeal. Excursion launched in the spring of 2018 and quickly gained market recognition. Less than six months later, we’re further enhancing the value for the customer through continuous improvements in manufacturing and design processes that are allowing us to quickly review our products and release additional benefits to the marketplace,” says John Bagwell, Senior Vice President of Product Development & Management for LSI Industries. 

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About the Company

LSI Industries Inc. is a U.S.-based designer, manufacturer and marketer of lighting, graphics and technology solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications.  The Company is a leader in the primary markets it serves including petroleum, automotive, quick serve restaurants, grocery, banking, retail, renovation, parking and warehousing.  Products are marketed throughout North America by a network of independent sales representatives and distributors, as well as through national accounts.  LSI partners with its customers to provide a full range of design support, engineering, installation and project management services.  Headquartered in Blue Ash, Ohio, LSI currently employs over 1,200 employees and operates eight facilities throughout the U.S.  The Company’s common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol LYTS.  Additional information can be found on the Investor Relations page at

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