Lighting without wires. Today’s induction lighting has its roots in 19th century science and is based on a fundamental, 120-year old lighting technology. The principle of electromagnetic “induction” was first introduced to the lighting industry by engineer and scientist Nikola Tesla in the 1890’s. Tesla is famous for “lighting 200 lights, without wires, from 25 miles away.”
A “new” system of light and power distribution
Through his groundbreaking work, Tesla demonstrated the transfer of power to “electrodeless” fluorescent and incandescent lamps – and subsequently patented a system of light and power distribution based on those principles. His early pioneering work laid the stage for current induction technology, which matured and perfected Tesla’s brainchild for contemporary outdoor lighting needs.
Today’s induction format was introduced for commercial use in the early 1990’s, and essentially offers “wireless,” high-performance lighting for various industrial and municipal environments. Not only is the modern induction lamp able to withstand intense temperature changes, provide 100,000 hours of pure white light output, and offer customers time, energy, and maintenance savings, but it delivers the most versatile, energy efficient lighting platform available on the market today.