Almost 40 years ago founding member James Portman saw for the first time how sensors based on optical time-of-flight principles could detect and measure objects and surfaces in great detail, even from far away. Today, LightWare pioneers the design and production of quality LiDARs at a cost that allows widespread industry adoption.
We recognize that each application has very specific requirements, which is why we design our products to meet those requirements. The outcome? A suite of ultralight, high-performing and cost-effective sensors, tailored to a range of applications.
LightWare is a global LiDAR manufacturing company that leverages the best the world has to offer, from top-quality components and reliable vendors, to cutting-edge technologies. With a growing global footprint, we have established a strong presence in various industries across the globe.
Our corporate headquarters and ISO9001:2015-certified manufacturing facilities are operated by LightWare Optoelectronics (Pty) Ltd, based in South Africa, where our high-quality manufacturing processes produce thousands of microLiDAR® sensors each month.
LightWare in the USA
Our USA-based wholly-owned subsidiary, LightWare LiDAR LLC, is incorporated in Delaware and operates from Boulder, Colorado. It was founded with the purpose of streamlining our customers’ purchasing process, expediting deliveries through local stock availability, and enhancing services in one of our primary geographical markets.
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At our core
We provide enhanced perception to machines, enabling them to operate more effectively for the advancement of humanity.
our clients’ stories
LightWare microLiDAR® is proud to support our pioneering clients as they deliver innovative solutions in their respective industries. Here’s how they apply LiDAR and what they have to say about our microlidar® sensors.