Induction Lighting Technology
First discovered in the late 1890s by Nikola Tesla, Induction lighting technology has evolved to become the most environmentally responsible and affordable source of lighting available.
Up to 191 Visual Effective Lumens (VEL) of light per watt coupled with nearly 98% operating efficiencies makes Induction technology the superior choice to metal halide, high or low pressure sodium, quartz halogen and Light Emitting Diode (LED) systems.
Benefits of installing, or replacing, lighting with induction technology
- Up to 100,000 hours of operating life
- Extremely Low maintenance
- Low glare, reducing eye strain in the work place
- Extreme efficacy 85+ lumens per watt
- Vibration resistant
- Exceptional colour rendering index 80+ – in some cases 90+
- Scotopic/Photopic Ratio of 1.96 - 2.25
- Colour temperature choice of warm white to cool white 2,700–6,500K
- Switching on/off instaneously and aso available in dimmable range.
- No flickering, strobing, or noise
- Power factor 0.95+
- Low Frequency of 240KHz, meaning no interference
- Operating position does not affect the performance
- Operating temperature range -34°C to 55°C (special -50°C to +100ºC lamps available)
In the Field Reports USA ‘Induction Lighting’
This video is the latest in a series of In the Field video reports from the USA aimed at sharing innovations, research and new technology. This short video demonstrates the multitude of benefits offered by Induction technology on a large scale.
How it works
Induction technology allows the conversion of electrons into light, with the assistance of some specialised tools.
The process is simple:
- The ballast supplies the electric coils with low frequency electrical current.
- The ferrite magnets on either side of the bulb then emit electromagnetic fields which excite electrons within the bulb.
- As the electrons accelerate inside the bulb, they collide with mercury atoms and produce Ultra-Violet (UV) light radiation.
- The UV light then causes the special phosphor coating inside the glass to react in a way that produces fluorescent light within the visible spectrum.