LSI Industries Introduces Revolutionary Innovative LED Canopy Lighting Solution for the Petroleum Market

LSI Industries Introduces Revolutionary Innovative LED Canopy Lighting
Solution for the Petroleum Market

CINCINNATI, May 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Industries Inc. (Nasdaq:LYTS)
announced today the introduction of an innovative and technologically advanced
LED canopy lighting solution unlike anything available in the market today.
The Legacy™, a revolutionary advancement in petroleum canopy lighting that is
poised to revitalize the market, provides a combination of high performance,
low cost and attractive design, and flexibility in light distribution options.

The Legacy is purpose-built to achieve high performance and low cost, while
allowing for fast, easy installation.It is performance-driven to provide the
highest lumen per dollar as well as superior light distribution designed to
improve illumination on dispensers, all while offering a choice in lumen
packages consisting of up to 20,000 lumens.The Legacy is a very sleek fixture
with a very slim optical unit that sits flush against the canopy. The Legacy
is in production with stock available for shipment.

Scott D. Ready, President, commented, "More than an evolution, the Legacy
represents true LED innovation in canopy lighting and a dramatic departure
from the original Crossover LED canopy solutions.This exciting new fixture,
which provides the most cost-effective, high-performance and stream-lined
solution to canopy lighting available in the marketplace, is already
generating excitement among customers. LSI defined the standard in canopy
lighting with the Scottsdale® in 1995.We are redefining the standard with the
Legacy, surpassing anything available in the marketplace today.Importantly,
this product platform is adaptable beyond the petroleum market and we will be
introducing additional products for other applications."

Robert J. Ready, Chairman and CEO, stated, "This is exactly the product we
have been waiting for as an easy and direct replacement for the large
installed base of Scottsdale canopy lights.The Legacy offers a rapid payback
along with easy installation and high reliability.It will be produced in our
American manufacturing facilities. This product was introduced at our just
completed national sales meeting and was received with great excitement."

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About the Company

Leadership.Strength.Innovation.Those are the key values behind the smart
vision upon which LSI Industries Inc. was founded when established in
1976.Today LSI demonstrates this in our dedication to advancing technology
throughout all aspects of our business – in both product solutions and
production techniques.We are committed to American innovation through

We are a vertically integrated manufacturer who combines assimilated
technology, design and manufacturing to produce the most efficient, high
quality products possible.We are dedicated to advancing solid-state
technology to make affordable, high performance, energy efficient lighting and
custom graphic products that bring value to our customers.In addition, we can
provide sophisticated lighting and energy management control solutions to help
customers manage their energy performance.Further, we offer design support,
engineering, installation and project management for custom graphics rollout
programs for today's retail environment.

LSI is proud to be an American company with an American work force, building
an American product.We are a U.S. manufacturer with marketing / sales efforts
throughout the world with concentration currently on North America, Latin
America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.Our major
markets include the commercial / industrial lighting, petroleum / convenience
store, multi-site retail (including automobile dealerships, restaurants and
national retail accounts), sports and entertainment markets.Headquartered in
Cincinnati, Ohio, LSI has facilities in Ohio, Kansas, Kentucky, New York,
North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas and Montreal, Canada.The
Company's common shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under
the symbol LYTS.

As we redefine LSI Industries' place in the markets we serve, we will
emphasize our commitment to preserving the foundation of a well-managed,
financially strong and creatively unique company with even stronger emphasis
on a growing technology base.Through the Leadership, Strength and Innovation
that is core to our culture, we move forward continuing our transition to a
technology-reliant company with lighting and graphics and the ability to
provide the stronger performance our many partners expect.

For further information, contact either Bob Ready, Chief Executive Officer, or
Ron Stowell, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer at (513)

Additional note:Today's news release, along with past releases from LSI
Industries, is available on the Company's internet site at or by email or fax, by calling the Investor Relations
Department at (513) 793-3200.

         RON STOWELL
         (513) 793-3200

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