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Plasma Roadway/Parking/High-Bay Lighting

Plasma lighting is a new technology, but has a history dating back to 1879 when Nikola Tesla first presented radio frequency to a sphere of argon gas.  The industry source, building upon the genius of that 133 year old discovery, designs and manufactures Plasma lighting fixtures that combine state-of-the-art technology with proprietary components that result in an efficient, high-performance lighting solution for industrial applications.
               
Plasma offers the following benefits over traditional sources for parking and area lighting:

  • Cost of Ownership: Plasma’s luminaire efficiency and 30,000-hour lifetime combine to offer the lowest cost of ownership for parking and area lighting when compared to 400W or higher Metal Halide and High Pressure systems
  • High Lumens Package: Even more cost effective as  you scale to higher light levels without sacrificing energy efficiency or increasing the weight of the luminaire
  • Light Quality: The natural light spectrum (high CRI) of Plasma sources increases the visual appearance and safety of areas and parking lots, while the small source size creates uniform distributions that enhance the viewing experience

While Plasma is a category of solid-state electronics, it is not an LED.  The fundamental difference is that LEDs use the solid-state device itself for light generation whereas Plasma light sources use a solid-state device to generate RF (radio frequency) energy that powers a plasma emitter.  Plasma is able to combine the reliability of the solid-state drive technology with the brightness and full spectrum of HID (high-intensity discharge) sources.

Plasma shares many of the same benefits with the LED but also has some basic differences in performance.  The similarities that it shares with LEDs are the reliability of the solid-state electronics, the directionality of the light output, and the ability to dim with minimal heat dissipation. 

The differences in performance are that a plasma source has an order of magnitude higher lumen density (amount of light from one device), LEDs 75-85 lumens per watt and Plasma 140 lumens per watt, and a full color spectrum with a CRI (Color-rendering index) up to 95. LED luminaires work best in low and mid illuminance applications (<250W HID replacement), Plasma has superior performance in higher illuminance applications such as major roadways, parking lots, high bay, industrial, high-mast and growlights all running at 450 mega-hertz for truly flicker free daylight mimicking, which is the closest light source to the Sun without UV problems and Long Bulb life up to 50,000 hrs. of continuous use.

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