In the early 70's, an engineer came up with the idea of an electronic ignition system that would replace the points and condenser in distributors. After patenting the product, Per-Lux started manufacturing the Ignitor? With sales and marketing emphasis on the lift truck and industrial engine markets. Only a few automotive applications were available in those early years, but automotive enthusiasts began using the Ignitor for the superior performance it offered.
PerTronix has greatly expanded their ignition offering over the years including the addition of the Ignitor II and Ignitor III micro controller points and HEI replacement systems for the increased high RPM performance, Flame-Thrower HEI and Billet Plug and Play Distributors including marine applications, Stock Look distributors for many domestic and foreign applications, over twenty new coil applications, hundreds of wire set applications, Second Strike? Ignition box, Digital Rev Limiter and their new wire crimper kit and stripping tool.