Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How are these incredible life hours achieved?
A: This technology produces these incredible hours by eliminating the need for filaments and electrodes as used in the typical fluorescent and incandescent lamps. Instead it uses induction coils to energize the lamp. Without a filament to burn out, the lamp life and efficiency are increased dramatically.
Q: Are these lamps energy efficient?
A: Yes, the fixtures are equipped with electronic ballasts which operate at a high frequency rate. Typically a 200w induction lamp can be compared to a new 400w Metal Halide from a light output standpoint however the 200w induction fixture pulls 204 watts where as the 400w HID pulls about 454 watts. Another advantage is that it also operates at a very low temperature. A plus where excessive heat generation is a concern.
Q: How does induction lighting work?
A: A combination of the basic principles of electromagnetic induction and gas discharge are used in a revolutionary technology of light generation. With the benefit of not having electrodes this unique product delivers an unprecedented 100,000 hours of high quality, cost effective light.
Q: Why induction lighting?
A: Induction lamps are so long-lasting they are virtually maintenance free. These lamps also offer crisp white light and can produce up to 70% in energy savings.
Q: Is a dedicated fixture required for induction lamps?
A: Yes. Due to thermal and operating requirements the induction lamp needs to be properly installed in a suitable fixture. Many existing fixtures can be successfully retrofitted.
Q: Does the operation of these lamps interfere with other electronic devices?
A: No. Under normal operating circumstances there is no interference experienced. These lamps run at a low 210 KHz and are compliant with FCC rules.
Q: Does the system interfere with telecommunication equipment?
A: No. Cell phones and other mobile devices will not experience any interruption in service due to the induction system.
Q: Does the operating position affect light output?
A: No. The performance of the induction lamp system is not altered by its operating position.
Q: Is the system resistant to vibration?
A: Yes. Because induction lamps are electrode less they are more reliable in high vibration applications. The system has been used in bridges, tunnels, and on signage with proven durability.
Q: Will materials become damaged or faded under induction lighting?
A: No, the damage factor for materials is rated at a minimal 0.3 therefore these lamps can be used in open luminaries without any front glass or lens.