With 30 years of innovative experience, Lumenition is your key to perfect ignition. Whether it be a simple points replacement for an old classic or engine management on the latest racecar, Lumenition has a system to fit your budget and your needs. For more individual requirements, Lumenition has the expertise and resources to undertake special projects for engine builders and vehicle manufacturers who understand the need for a specialist knowledge.

Due to its long and wide experience, Autocar/Lumenition has been asked to undertake many varied and special projects ranging from biofuel ignition, bespoke rally and diesel and even commercial aircraft rev limiting projects.

Synonymous with quality ignition products, Lumention’s reputation was not earned overnight. It is the result of innovation and commitment to excellence over the past thirty years. The Lumenition story begins in 1968 when Autocar’s then managing director E.H. Ford designed an infrared ‘Optronic’ trigger to form the basis of a revolutionary electronic ignition system. Thirty years on, this trigger system, unaffected by dirt or distributor shaft wear, is still regarded as the most reliable and accurate available.
The design went on to receive a ‘Tomorrow’s World’ appearance, numerous awards -including the British Design Council Award presented to Eric Ford by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. Adopted as original equipment by specialist performance car manufacturers, fitted to fleet vehicles and made under license in the U.S. by industry giant TRW, the range went on to include rev limiters, a marine version, the performance range, and even a special commission from the Ministry of Defence: an ignition system for Scorpion tanks. No other manufacturer could meet their need for an ignition system to withstand the electromagnetic pulse of a nuclear strike!
On a happier note, Lumenition began to concentrate on the racing world (where the engine bay environment could be said to resemble that of a nuclear blast!) As the science of microprocessors progressed, so did Lumenition, taking advantage of the latest advances in technology. Under the management of E.H. Ford’s son Michael, who was there when the first spark was created by a Lumenition system in Autocar’s lab, new products have been introduced, including laptop controlled Engine Management Systems and accessories such as Lumenition’s own brand of throttle bodies, suspension products, meters, specialist silicone HT leads... and there’s plenty more to come.