Topanga Technologies

Topanga Technologies is the leading innovator of solid-state drivers and electrode-free plasma lamps, providing energy efficient, economical and reliable lighting solutions that surpass both traditional and new technology platforms.

Location: 
Los Angeles, CA
Type: 
VC-Funded Company
Category: 
Green Building
Website: 
http://topangatech.com/

The promise of Advanced Plasma Lighting is here and Topanga is leading the revolution with its new solid-state-driven, energy efficient, high intensity light source. Designed to replace the inefficient lamps in outdoor, commercial and industrial environments, Topanga’s proprietary plasma lamps and engines are engineered to optimize light output, color, quality, life, energy efficiency, and overall performance. Topanga’s breakthrough innovation has produced a novel light source design with high lumen per watt energy efficiency that exceeds HID, metal halide, HPS, halogen, Induction, fluorescent and LED light sources.

The history of plasma lighting can be traced to 1879 when Tesla presented radio frequency to a sphere of Argon gas. This technology was revived when compact radio frequency amplifiers became cost effective in recent years. In 2005, two radio frequency engineers began developing the technology to transfer energy through radio frequency into modern electrode-free lamps, producing a very bright light with extremely high color quality. With an exterior lamp on a simple post, Topanga’s revolutionary modular design is small but robust, economical, and easily replaceable.

With efficiency and lamp life-test data that far surpasses the brightest and longest lasting lamps currently on the market, Topanga’s Advanced Plasma Lighting produces more output – 130 lumens per watt – and a projected lifetime of 10 years, making it the most efficient and economical choice for today’s commercial lighting needs.

Topanga is a Khosla Ventures cleantech portfolio company.

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