Induction Diagram (American Green Technology/www.agtus.org)

Source: Induction Diagram (American Green Technology/www.agtus.org)

Induction lighting can be described as “lighting without wires”. It is an established, mature technology; the framework for induction lighting was laid down by Nikolai Tesla more than a hundred years ago. During the 1893 World Fair, he was able to illuminate multiple lamps in various positions around a room with no connecting wires from 200 feet away.

The method by which induction lights create illumination is very similar to fluorescent systems. In a fluorescent lamp, an electric current is run through an electrode, which emits electrons through the tube. These electrons excite mercury atoms within the tube, which then emit UV light that is then converted to visible light by the phosphor coating on the tube walls. However, these electrodes degrade over use and are a major limiting factor when it comes to lamp life.

Induction technology makes use extremely strong magnetic fields to achieve wireless power transfer. Since there is no electrode to degrade, lamp life is no longer restricted by mechanical constraints and induction lighting systems are able to provide up to 100,000 hours of useful illumination before needing to be replaced. Furthermore, an induction lighting system emits light equally from the surface of the lamp tube and is termed an “area source”, resulting in a soft, white glow. A color rendering index of 85 and a color temperature of 5500K allows for a much more accurate depiction of colors when compared to legacy lighting systems. In addition to the superior coloring rendering ability, areas lit by induction lighting systems appear clear when captured on CCTVs. The motion blur that is associated with legacy lighting systems is eliminated and overall security improves. It is statistically shown that well lit areas enjoy increase foot traffic and lower crime rates.

The Benefits if Induction Lighting :

  • Efficiency – Up to 60% more efficient than legacy lighting systems.
  • – Significant reduction in utility bills, continuous savings.
  • 100,000 hours Lamp Life – Good for more than 20 years! (based on 12hrs/365 days)
  • – Eliminates bulb replacement costs.
    – Eliminates maintenance fees, an important consideration for areas where replacing bulbs is hazardous/ costly.
  • Instant On, Instant Re-Strike – Immediate illumination from the moment you flip the switch.
  • – Legacy lighting systems need time to warm up. If they are turned off for any reason, there is a cool down period before re-striking is possible.
  • Excellent Lumen Maintenance – Retains 80% of luminosity at 80,000 hours.
  • – Legacy lighting systems begin to dim from the moment you plug them in.
  • Eco-Friendly – 80+ Lumens per Watt means less energy used for an equal level of illumination.
  • – Less energy consumed results in a smaller carbon footprint.
    – Extremely long bulb life means less hazardous electrical waste in our landfills.
    – The mercury is present in a solid form, making it easier to collect and recycle.
    – Lamps run cooler than legacy lighting systems, reducing the demand on the AC system.
  • Increased Security – Eliminate motion blurred videos that plague legacy lighting systems.
  • Well lit areas are statistically shown attract more foot traffic and decrease crime rates.
  • Superior Illumination – Is a surface emitted light source not a point source.
  • – Light produced is a softer, more appealing white glow.
    – No harsh glaring or flickering.
    – A color rendering index of 85 allows for a more vibrant representation of the entire color spectrum.

Induction is the premium lighting solution for difficult to maintain areas.

Applications :

Mostly outdoor commercial uses. Any place that requires constant illumination and where maintenance would be costly/ hazardous.

  • Warehouse : High-bay
  • Parking Structure : Ceiling Luminaries
  • Parking Lot : Shoebox Structures
  • General Facility : Wallpacks, Area Lighting
  • Gas Stations: Pump Fixtures
  • Movie Theaters

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