LRI was incorporated by Dallas and David Allen in 1993. The first Photon Micro-Lights® were hand made using an LED, shrink wrap plastic and coin cell battery at the Allen family kitchen table. They were an instant hit with friends and family who appreciated the small, lightweight, durable and brilliant flashlights.
In 1997, with an overwhelming demand for our great products the business outgrew the family home. Dallas and David purchased one of the rare pieces of commercial property in our rural Oregon town, the over 100 year old Blachly General Store.
After two years of extensive renovation L.R.I. moved in, the building is now known in the community as "The Lighthouse”. We are proud to continue to be located in rural Blachly Oregon and to sell our hand build American made products locally and internationally.
We strive to be a positive member of our community and are happy to support non-profits and other causes by donating thousands of Photon® products worldwide.