Advantages of Induction Lighting

Jul 13 10:27 2016 Stephen M Anderson Print This Article

In this article, we are reading about the advantages of Induction Lighting.  Induction technology is very productive when retrofitted into existing Highbay lighting fixtures which have diffusers. Which will be more preferable for Factory Lighting and Highbay Lighting.


Selecting the correct lighting technology for your business is not as easy as saying a particular lamp emits 100+ lumens per watt and that means it is better than other lamps which only emit 80 lumens per watt. One needs to also take into account the colour of the light source,Guest Posting the CRI (colour render index) of the light source and the photometric spread of the fixture to determine which light source is in fact the best option for their particular area lighting application. Then there are the issues of initial cost versus lifetime cost which vary massively when it comes to lighting technologies. In this, we will endeavour to present the general advantages of Induction lighting over other forms of lighting when it comes to broad area lighting applications such as warehouse and factory lighting, mines, car parks, indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, etc.

    Induction lighting is a mature technology which has been refined and drastically reduced in price in recent years with the advent of mass lamp manufacture in China and the much improved quality of electronic components used in the 230KHz frequency generator which is the ballast in an Induction light. The frequency generation, rather than current generation means Induction lamps have no wearing parts thus outputting a high quality white fluorescent light without the problems associated with electrode depletion and gas leakage associated with normal fluorescent lighting. External inductor Induction lamps (all Lightingretrofit fixtures use external inductor technology) can maintain outputs over 70% of initial lumen output for in excess of 100,000 hours which is clearly the longest lasting of all lighting technologies.

   The extremely long lamp life means that once installed Induction light fittings would, in most cases run for more than 10years of 24hour operation or conversely 20years of 12hour operation. Consequently, Induction fittings will have very low or zero ongoing maintenance cost when compared to normal HID and Fluorescent technologies with 8-25,000 hour life spans (3-6 lamp changes per 100,000 hours) and LED lighting at around 50-60,000 hours (2 fitting changes per 100,000 hours). Try our Maintenance Calculator for accurate costings.

    Being a form of Fluorescent light means Induction lighting is inherently low glare with a wide photometric spread which when combined with the zero flicker coming from the 230KHz output, makes the technology extremely good for area lighting applications where inspection grade lighting is required. These features also make Induction lighting very vision friendly to people looking up in their activities such as Forklift drivers and Indoor Sports participants.

    Induction technology is very productive when retrofitted into existing Highbay lighting fixtures which have diffusers. The better the existing diffuser, the better the induction lamp output works. Obviously original manufacturers will not endorse this practice, but a simple test fit out of a few existing fixtures will reveal a truly stunning result in any existing quality diffused Highbay fixture. Other more lighting technology specific advantages are discussed in our Induction vs LED, Induction vs Flourescent, Induction vs Metal Halide and Induction vs MV & HPS pages.


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Stephen M Anderson
Stephen M Anderson

We are energy efficient lighting solution for factory in Victoria. Energy efficient is using less energy to provide the same service. LightingRetroFit is specialising in Induction and LED lighting solutions for area lighting as well as highbay lighting.


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