The founders of Shadow-Caster are inspired to deliver high performance, high reliability, and high value products to the marketplace. They are true engineers that believe that integrity of design and quality of manufacturing are amongst the highest priorities for a successful product. Their backgrounds came together to form a synergy of design elements, combined with a love for boating, creating Shadow-Caster.
Why underwater lights?(The Shadow-Caster ® Story)
Shadow-Caster ® lighting was started in 2007 by two long-time friends, Brian Rogers and Jeff Pound. At the time, Jeff went shopping for underwater lights for his boat, only to find that none of the underwater LED lights on the market satisfied him. There were serious problems with the products he found. Some of the problems he saw, beyond just plain poor design; was the use of the incorrect materials for the highly corrosive seawater environment; Installation that required a large hole in the boat; and most importantly none of the lights were intense enough.
Jeff knew, from his years of developing ruggedized military hardware that he could design a better underwater light and solicited the help of long time friend Brian Rogers. Brian who had spent his years developing high performance optical and electrical systems gladly accepted the challenges. Brian and Jeff spent over a year and countless hours of research and development to develop the first prototype of the SCM-10. Certainly they liked what they accomplished Shadow-Caster ® was duly born.
Years later, Shadow-Caster ® has continued this initial spirit of innovation and development of high performance lighting products for marine environments. Shadow-Caster ® has steadily added to their product offering of underwater and above water marine lighting . Some of the innovations include a self contained Changing light, and an expansion of the size ranges of its lights to meet the needs of all size boats. Recently we have added above water Accent Lighting to meet above water needs. Wireless controllers to change the color, turn the lights on and off, fade, flash and strobe. The first truly ultraviolet underwater light. Installation accessories to provide easiest installation possible. The first networkable LED Light on the market thru the “Shadow-Net” Control network. And now, possibly the brightest underwater light on the market with the release of the Shadow-Caster ® Premier SC-40 underwater light available in single color and full color.
Shadow-Caster ® engineers and manufactures all of our products at our facility in Dunedin, Florida USA. We pride ourselves on providing not only high quality lighting products but the highest levels of customer service.
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Brian is an electrical and optical engineer and founder of Sandhouse Design. With almost two decades designing electro-optical products, he has an understanding of the technological needs of the global marketplace. Through his leadership on development projects with large corporations such as 3M and Dupont and Government agencies including NASA, he has learned the importance of high product integrity. He combines his unique set of skills of engineering and management with a love of boating, environmentalism and technology.
Jeff is a mechanical engineer with more than 20 years of experience in mechanical design of high reliability military electronics while serving at one of the nations biggest and most successful defense contractors. Jeff has had critical involvement in the development of satellite communications equipment, high-power airborne radios, naval shipboard antennas & power amplifiers, and mobile ground based communications equipment. This experience has brought the thorough understanding of finite element analysis, thermal analysis; solder joint reliability, design for harsh and corrosive environments, design for manufacturing and the correct application of materials. Jeff brings his passion of bullet proof design to the world of marine electronics and lighting and his love of all things outdoors.
Director of Sales
Neil has 30 years experience in electronics marketing, sales engineering and distribution. During his career he has done direct sales representation for manufactures including market leaders such as Linear Technology, Siemens, Osram, SGS Thompson and BI Technologies. Neil also has distribution experience working for top teir distributors such as Arrow Electronics, Nu Horizons, Pioneer Electronics and Hall-Mark Electronics. In all cases Neil has set himself apart as a leader through dedication, focus on the customers and achieving sales levels that set him apart from his colleagues. Neil’s motto through all of his experience is to work hard and deliver true value to customers through both superior products and superior service. Neil also is an avid boater and enjoys fishing with the Shadow-Caster crew on his Sport Fish.
IT Administrator & Web Developer
Luis joined Shadow-Caster® Lightning as an intern prolonging his stay after finishing school, where he studied Systems Administration, and now his primary focus lies in web development and dynamic programming. He has been working in the IT & software industry for over 7 years and yields expert knowledge in web languages, working on several of our innovative development projects. His passion resides in making appropriate use of the latest tools and technologies to deliver a great product to satisfy the end-user.