1: How does induction lighting work?
Induction lighting generates light by combining the principles of induction and gas discharge. Because induction lights do not contain electrodes that can fail, induction light can deliver up to 1000,000 hours of high CRI, high quality lumen light.
2: What are the physical components of Induction Lighting?
Induction lighting consists of 3 main components.
2. Power coupler
The power coupler directs power from the High Frequency generator which discharges inside the glass fixture.
3: Why Consider Using Induction Lighting?
Induction lights can run up to 100,000 hours with minimal, if any, maintenance. This makes it the perfect choice for factories and commercial businesses that would rather spend its time making product and not changing HID bulbs and ballasts. It has a high CRI, typically in the 80+ range. High CRI light makes colors appear sharper, brighter and more realistic. It is not uncommon for workers to claim they were unaware of the actual colors of their surroundings once they switch from HID to Induction Lighting. Induction lamps are Instant On and Instant Off, and produce significantly less heat than their HID counterparts. And in general, they uses 1/2 the energy of HID lighting to produce the same quality of usable lumens. So in summary, induction lights offer long life, minimal maintenance, and significant energy savings with less heat output.
4: Does induction lighting interferes with computers, electronic devices, or telecommunication equipment?
No. It complies with all FCC rules regarding electronics and computers and will not interfere with cell phones.
5: Is light output of induction lighting affected by low or high ambient temperatures?
Induction lighting maintains greater than 80% of lumens from (nominal) between -30°-130°F in an enclosed fixture. Induction lights can start in temperatures as low as -40°F.
6: Can you install induction lighting in a high vibration environment?
Yes. Because induction lights do not contain electrodes, they are significantly more reliable in high-vibration applications.
7: Do voltage fluctuations affect the performance of induction lights?
Induction lights contain induction ballasts that are a built-in line conditioner. This provides a well stabilized internal power supply. So any fluctuations in voltage are conditioned by the included electronics, ensuring a stable and reliable power supply to the induction system.
8: Will induction lighting fade or damage clothes, drapes, materials?
The amount of UV light produced by an induction light is no more than a regular fluorescent lamp. This of course, increases with the output of the induction light itself. It stands to reason that a 500W induction light will produce more UV than a 100W induction light. However the amounts are still negligible.
9: If one of the components in an induction light fails, can I replace just the part that does not work?
Our engineers tell us no. If a part fails because of a warrantable failure or because it terminates because it is at the end of its serviceable life, it is recommended that all components be replaced.
10. Is Induction lighting best used as a spot or flood light?
Definitely flood. Be design, the induction light distributes its light everywhere in all directions, similar to HID lighting. Unlike LED Lighting that can be focused and directed, Induction Lighting is best suited for flood applications.