LED and the induction lamps lead the race in lighting quality and energy efficiency among industrial lighting.  Which is best though?  Which is actually number one when it comes to commercial lighting needs?  No matter which one you choose you can be sure of one thing, anything is better than the traditional edisonian bulb.

How LED Lights Work?

Edison’s incandescent light bulbs work by heating up a filament.  This causes the majority of all energy produced to be lost in heat.  LED on the other hand, uses highly-conductive materials and dynamic atomic charges to create light.  All particles have either a positive charge or a negative one.  When an LED lamp is switched off, every particle runs to its polar opposite, all the negative ions are attached to a positive ion. LED lamps turn on via an atomic disruption. LED (Light Emitting Diodes) are semi-conductors which means that when electrons pass through it, the resulting energy production converts into light, much more efficient than the CFL or the incandescent.

How Induction Lights Work

The mechanism of the induction bulbs is very different, it uses an electromagnetic field to accelerate the mercury particles and help them mix up the inert gases krypton and argon.  The mercury makes the UV light and a covering inside the tube help make it visible.  In this way, the induction lamps are similar to traditional bulbs but since mercury in the induction lamps uses an electromagnet to start moving rather than simple metal prongs, many industries prefer the induction bulbs. Unlike the incandescent bulbs (the Edison style bulbs), induction lamps don’t require a fragile electrode burning inside the bulb to produce light. This allows the bulbs to burn for up to 100,000 hours!

Bulb Lifetime

In comparing the two there has been rigorous research and valid observation that the induction bulb does indeed last longer than the LED.  It has been noted that the induction bulb lasts up to 80,000-100,000 hours whereas the LED lasts for up to 50,000 hours.  Induction lamps are the better choice when light needs to be scattered from one place to another.  For example, many well lit parking lots utilize induction lights.

Lighting Your Parking Lot

One of the best features of induction lamps is the ability to scatter light across a wide space of land. Parking lots have a lot of features which using induction lighting. Its actually the perfect partnership as Parking lots and induction lamps go hand in hand providing excellent lighting at comparatively cheaper prices. They can easily be mounted on a pole or installed into a facade of a building, imagine that! In addition, parking lots usually require lights with greater longevity and higher productivity which is where induction is superior to LED. They are green, efficient, energy saving and probably best for your parking lot. All in all, induction and LED have pros and cons, induction might be better when trying to light up a parking lot but LED would be beneficial when trying to shoot light in a specific direction.

LED vs’ Induction for Parking Lot Lighting