Induction lighting has been around for a number of years now and it is still one of the most efficient forms of lighting available.
It went through a quiet period with the introduction of LEDs but now people are realizing that it's qualities are hard to beat. Induction lighting is making a comeback!
Generally, induction lamps are used in commercial environments and they are the preferred form of lighting of business owners the world over thanks to their benefits which include the following:
- Energy saving
- Long lifetime
- High light output
- Excellent color rendering capabilities
- High power factor
- “Instant On” feature
- Low lumens depreciation.
Magnetic induction lamps, as they are often referred to are designed using the same principal as fluorescent lights but instead, they have electromagnets incorporated into them.
A high frequency current is generated through the electronic ballast and when this passes through a coil of wire which is wrapped around the ferrite cores a magnetic field is created around a gas-filled tube. The gas is then released.
This process accelerates free electrons which collide with the mercury atoms that exciting the electrons.
An ultra violet light is emitted once UV radiation travels through a phosphorous coating on the inside surface of the tube. Because of the shape of the induction lamp bulb, efficiency is maximized.
induction lamps are designed without the need for an electrode which means that almost all of the energy generated goes directly to producing light.
This means that less power (around 40% compared to an HID Lamp) is needed to create similar levels of light therefore providing real energy saving qualities.
A 150W induction lamp will easily match a 250W High Pressure Sodium or Metal Halide lamp in terms of light output.
When comparing this type of lighting to incandescent, savings of as much as 70% can be realized!
Induction lamps are designed to last a long time (at least 60,000 hours) and because they contain no filament or electrode maintenance costs are kept to a minimum.
Another benefit of this type of lighting is that the lumens output will deteriorate very little over it's lifespan, especially when compared to other types of lighting.
The levels of mercury contained with an induction lamp are very low (<0.25mg) as opposed to other forms of lighting such as fluorescent which contains far greater amounts.
This makes the induction lamp a very plausible environmentally friendly lighting alternative.
Thanks to induction lighting's strength and durability, it can be used in a wide range of applications including warehouses, factories, shopping centers, airports, facade lighting, street lighting etc.
Many people are opting to upgrade their lighting to induction rather than LED and with all of these benefits you can understand why!
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