Fresnel Lens

Fresnel Lens

1 High Street

The First Order Fresnel Lens is from the Hog Island Lighthouse off the Eastern Shore. It is one of the largest and brightest of its kind, standing 10 feet high, weighing 2,500 pounds, with more than 250 prisms of optical glass, and valued at nearly $1,000,000.  This design was originally developed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. Housed in a 16-foot wide pavilion, this lens is the only one displayed outside a museum setting.

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