Setting up shop nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, company founders Todd Saemisch and David Speer joined forces and created Lighting Analysts, Inc. (LAI) in February of 1984. In a world of main-frame computing, the mission was to create illumination software for the fledging personal computer. We have grown since then, but our passion for world class customer support and illumination engineering software remains at the heart of our company.
1984 – LAI’s first product was a general-purpose, direct light, point-by-point (a calculational method) program called “POINT” (imagine that!). POINT was among the first microcomputer-based lighting packages marketed to the general industry.
1985– LAI introduced “ISOPOINT”. The Isopoint software automated the task of plotting iso-illuminance templates (iso-fc or iso-lux) such that a user could produce a complete catalog of such templates by spending only a few minutes with the software.
1989– Our third effort was an interior lighting specific program called “INSIGHT” but the wheels were already turning for our ground-braking next product…
1990– We released AGI (DOS) making all other products obsolete. AGI (DOS) was the first commercially available point by point program for the PC to perform interior computations (1992) with irregular shaped rooms and sloped ceiling configurations. This program set the stage for what AGi32 is today!