The excitement around Magnetic Induction Lamps the world over is as if mankind has rediscovered fire – and for good reason too. The lamps are among the most energy-efficient, affordable and environmentally-friendly lighting options available for homes and workplaces today.
Magnetic Induction Lamps are basically fluorescent lamps that operate without electrodes or filaments. A high-frequency induction magnetic field is used to excite a gas inside the lamp into a snow-slide plasma. When atoms in the material return to their original state, they radiate and produce visible light just like fluorescent lamps.
This new technology solves electrode-aging related problems found in other lighting systems resulting in a maintenance-free and long-life lamp (up to 100,000 hours at 95% performance). That is 25 to 100 times longer than high-pressure sodium lamps and conventional incandescents, respectively!
Magnetic Induction Lamps also offer instant start and restrike, do not flicker and are dimmable. The use of microprocessor-controlled circuits, results in a loss of 2% of energy unlike the 10-15% that is wasted in traditional ‘core and coil’ designs.
Switching to induction lighting makes perfect business sense. A long life means your company will, almost immediately, enjoy a 30-50% cost-saving due to reduced need for replacements. Apply that over ten years and suddenly the picture becomes brighter.
The high-pressure sodium and metal-halide lamps currently found in most high bays and warehouses, for example, generate heat levels of between 315?C and 482?C. An induction lamp ranges between 24?C and 48?C which means your air-conditioning costs in summer will be lower.
With a colour-rendering index of 85+ and having no glare, induction lamps can also improve productivity in your workplace and make your in-store products appear more appealing due to improved colour rendition.
Environmentally-conscious organisations will be happy to know that induction lamps use an amalgamation of solid nickel and mercury which eliminates mercury contamination into our surroundings. The lamps are also 100% recyclable.
All these advantages make induction lamps ideal for use in warehouses, arenas, gymnasiums, factories, bridges, tunnels, shopping centers, parking lots, supermarkets amongst other places.
If you need help with switching to induction lighting today, contact Port Elizabeth-based company, Genergy, which supplies patented induction lamps, on0861 159 159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.