Those of you out there that have looked into induction lighting, i have read some stuff online and it kind of has that too good to be true feel to it, has any seen/noted disadvantages to this system? Are the expensis involved in a retrofit from a halide lamp reasonable?
We have been in the induction lighting business for several years with many successful project accomplished. I would be happy to share these stories with you and provide referable accounts.
Induction retrofit kits are rated between 60,000 and 100,000 hours. The lumen levels are acceptable and in most cases the HID can be replaced by an induction product 50% of the wattage. One standard project is to remove a 400w HID and replace them with a 200w Induction product. The quality of Induction is parallel to LED at 80+ CRI.
Induction is the chevy work truck of lighting. It simply provides long lasting brute force lumens at 50+% reduction in draw and last 3 to 5 times longer.
Joe Pozak Owner Innovative Induction Lighting www.GetIIL.com
In reply to Innovative induction Lighting:
I summarized some advantages of induction lamps compared with conventional LED lamps as your requirements.
Induction lamps have a lifespan of 80,000 to 100,000 hours (depending on type and model), which is essentially almost the same as LED lamp lifespan. However, the lumen degradation will be around 14% for LED lamp after 1200 hours use because of the problem of heat dissipation. The lumen degradation of induction lamp is only 16% after 20000 hours use. Another thing is about luminous efficiency. For LED, the system luminous efficiency is around 65LM/W, while for induction lamp, it is over 75LM/W, especially for 400W induction lamp, it will be 80LM/W. The major difference between the technologies is in conversion efficiency (energy utilization) and costs.
Most presently available commercial LED lighting fixtures have conversion efficiencies in the 35 to 55 Lumens/Watt (L/W) range. LED elements with a conversion efficiency of 70 L/W are available, but still quite expensive. There are reports of LEDs with conversion efficiencies of up to 100 L/W operating in research labs, but they are not yet commercially available.
Induction lamps have a conversion efficiency ranging from 65 L/W in low wattage (8 ~ 20 W internal inductor types) to 85 L/W in the high wattage (250 ~ 400 W external inductor models) range. Ongoing research will see some small improvements in these numbers. When considering commercial/industrial lighting and using a 200 W fixture as an example, the induction lamp version will produce 17,000 Lumens while an LED version would only produce 11,000 Lumens (about 35% less light) with the same energy input.
Additionally, the higher operating frequency of induction lamp makes the light stable and no flickering.
In reply to Tony:
Very well put Tony
My name is Jeff Baxter with Tilton Energy Solutions. We are a listed Manufacturer and Supplier of Induction Lighting Fixtures. Municipalities and the public are beginning to opt out of the "industry norm" to this technology which has become quite competitive with LED; and in most cases much cheaper. LED got its start years ago with a huge marketing campaign with cash to support it. Induction was too expensive a decade ago but with modern technology we have evolved into Magnetic Lighting that is 1/2 the cost.
Check us out at www.tiltonenergy.co
OK i was all for it then you said it was akin to chevy, you lost me -like a rock, sits in a field and does nothing ;}
In reply to Hoss:
Oh that harsh...OK Induction is the workhorse of Lighting
There are several advantages to the induction lamp technology. We've used a few different manufacturers to provide solutions to our clients based on the application. Low maintenance, quality CRI, instant start, cold temperature appications and resistance to vibration are just a few of the attributes of this technology. We have developed a few reflector packages to provide a better lumen package as well. Be happy to discuss further with you if you're interested.
In reply to clear energy:
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