Induction Lighting

The induction lamp is one of the newer technologies in lighting. This new tech lamp offers high efficacy and a very long life. With a shape similar to that of an incandescent lamp, it is useful in a variety of applications:

  • Hard-to-reach areas
  • Lobbies and atriums
  • Decorative street lighting
  • Hazardous areas

Compared with the incandescent lamp, the induction bulb is about four times as efficient and lasts over 40 times longer. In fact, this lamp and generator system are rated at 100,000 hours, as compared to incandescents, which burn only 750 to 2,500 hours.

When compared to metal halide lamps of similar wattages, the induction lamp lasts up to 10 times longer, has higher color rendering, starts instantly, and does not require the warm-up period of metal halide lamps.

The induction lamp operates without an electrode. At the center of the lamp is the induction coil, powered by an electronic unit at the base of the lamp, which produces a magnetic field that produces light. This coil is sometimes referred to as an energy-coupling antenna.

The glass assembly surrounding the induction coil contains a mercury electron-ion plasma material, which is energized in a magnetic field producing UV light. The inner portion of the glass is lined with a phosphor coating very similar to that in fluorescent lamps.

The induction lamp offers many features that make it an attractive light source. With such a long rated life, these lamps seldom need replacing, rendering them virtually maintenance-free. This is particularly useful in applications where lamp replacement is cumbersome and expensive, as in some outdoor applications and in hard-to-reach areas.

The induction lamp is also durable, and its light output is not significantly influenced by ambient temperature. This makes the induction lamp ideal for outdoor applications, where durability is certainly a high priority.

  • Ultra-long life -- 100,000 hours rated life
  • White light, excellent color rendering (80+ CRI) with choice of color temperatures
  • No color shift
  • High reliability -- instant start when cold and re-starting when hot
  • Low EMI complies with FCC Non-Consumer Limits