The basic technology for induction lamps is not particularly new. The principle of Induction was introduced to the world by the man who also gave us the incandescent light globe, scientist Nicola Tesla, in the 1800s.
Induction lights are similar to fluorescent lights in that they use gasses, which once ‘excited’, react with the phosphor that coats the tubes to produce white light. Unlike fluorescent lamps, induction systems are rated at 100,000 hours.
This is because fluorescent lamps must use electrodes to ‘excite’ the gases inside of the tube, which degrade with time. Induction lamps do not use electrodes but instead uses the principle of Induction (the transmission of energy by way of magnetic field).
- Long life: 100,000 hours
- Colour rendering: 85 CRI
- Colour temperature: 2700K–6500K
- Energy-efficient: 85+ Lumens per Watt
- Lumen maintenance: 70% of its light output at 100,000 hours
- Maintenance costs: go 10 years without a change out
- Instant ‘on’ capability (can use with photocell or motion sensor)
- High output: 70–400W
- No flickering – No strobing – No noise
- Minimal colour shifting
- Starting temperatures as low as -40ºF