The basic technology for induction lamps is not particularly new.
Essentially, an induction lamp is an electrodeless fluorescent. Without
electrodes, the lamp relies on the fundamental principles of
electromagnetic induction and gas discharge to create light. The
elimination of filaments and electrodes results in a lamp of unmatched
life. Lasting 100,000 hours, this system can outlast 100 incandescent,
five HID, or five typical fluorescent lamp changes.
these well-known principles, light can be generated via a gas discharge
through simple magnetism. Electromagnetic transformers, which consist of
rings with metal coils, create an electromagnetic field around a glass
tube which contains the gas, using a high frequency that is generated by
an electronic ballast. The discharge path, induced by the coils, forms a
closed loop causing acceleration of free electrons, which collide with
mercury atoms and excite the electrons. As the excited electrons from
these atoms fall back from this higher energy state to a lower stable
level, they emit ultraviolet radiation. The UV radiation created is
converted to visible light as it passes through a phosphor coating on
the surface of the tube. The unusual shape of an induction lamp
maximizes the efficiency of the fields that are generated.
it is not breakthrough science, until recently, it has not been so
commercially viable. New developments have broken down the barriers of
costs and technological setbacks, such as EMC interference, lumen
depreciation, ability to dim, and a useful range of available wattages.
Today, its obvious benefits make it the clear-cut choice for many
lighting applications over traditional light sources.
aspect of lighting that you prioritize, Think Induction Lighting is
superior in many categories: energy efficiency, life, color rendition,
lumen depreciation, waste/heat output, glare, the list goes on. THINK
light fixtures are truly the next generation of electric light that is
set to displace several existing forms of electric lighting.
Why choose induction lighting over other alternatives?
Because the complete fixture is maintenance free throughout its 100,000 hour lifespan and promises to reduce your energy costs by at least 50%
Why is induction lighting technology considered more environmentally friendly than others?
Again mainly due to the energy savings achieved but in addition to this, the mercury content within the induction lamp is in a solid form. This allows the lamp to be 100% recyclable. Furthermore, because of the 100,000 hour lifespan that is provided, one would be required to change each conventional lamp fixture 5 times over that same period.
How is the induction lighting performance affected by temperature?
It performs at over 90% of its light output capacity between -40C to 50C (-40F to 140F).
Are induction lights resistant to vibration?
The fact that Induction lamps are electrode less results in this technology being the ideal choice for environments that experience higher levels of vibration such as bridges and tunnels.
How much heat is produced by induction lamps in comparison to what’s out there?
If you take high bays for example, most existing warehouses are lit up by high pressure sodium and metal-halide 400W fixtures. The heat levels for both of these will range between 600F and 900F. When you compare this to an induction lamp application which ranges between 75F and 150F, the benefits become obvious.
Are induction lamps certified for the North American market?
Most of our products range between 120v to 347v and are already UL, cUL and CSA certified.
Where should you install induction lights?
Everywhere! They can be used in warehouses, arenas, gymnasiums, factories, bridges, tunnels, shopping centers, parking lots, supermarkets, etc.
Why should you choose induction lamps over of those new efficient technologies like fluorescent T5 and T8?
Because induction lighting is considered maintenance free over its 100,000 hour lifespan. Compare this to 25,000 lifespan T5 and T8 lighting offer and also historically will involve having to change between 2 to 8 bulbs per fixture. In addition, induction lamps are 100% recyclable, unlike fluorescent lighting that are full of a form of liquid mercury which is very harmful to our environment. Last but not least, induction fixtures will operate on motion sensors without affecting their 100,000 hour lifespan, T5 and T8 lighting cannot make this claim.
What quality of light will Think Induction Lighting provide to you?
Think Induction Lighting will provide color rendering index of 85+ with Kelvin temperatures ranging from 2520 to 6500K. They will also provide you with 192 pupil lumens per watt.