Why Make The Switch To Induction Lighting?
It’s clear as day that we are on the verge of a monumental energy crisis. That’s not going to stop people from lighting up their houses and Christmas trees with high energy consuming light bulbs and children leaving light bulbs on in every room. Energy for Lighting can use up to 60% (in schools) and 31% in retail stores of an entire organization’s budget.
People who finally recognize the problem and look to the energy crisis as an actual thing start to look towards alternatives. One of the most popular and widely renown replacement of household lamps are Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) which have reduced the energy consumption by as much as 75%, but due to the non-suitability of CFL in industrial and commercial settings we look further to more viable and realistic solutions. After huge amounts of research, we find that there are two options that can satisfy the high-lighting demands of the industrial and commercial sector while maintaining costs at a stable level.
The two front runners are in fact Magnetic Induction Lamps (also called Induction Lights) and Light Emitting Diodes (LED) lights.
Induction Lamps vs LED
Induction Lamps create light by using an electromagnetic field to excite mercury particles mixed in an inert gas like argon or krypton. The mercury creates a UV light and a phosphor on the inside of the bulb or tube filters the energy into visible light. This is a type of fluorescent light. Unlike a standard energy fluorescent light this does not use electrodes in the tube. On the other hand, the Light emitting diodes are just tiny light bulbs that fit easily into an electrical circuit. But unlike ordinary incandescent bulbs, they don’t have a filament that will burn out, and they don’t get especially hot. They are illuminated solely by the movement of electrons in a semiconductor material. The traditional bulb is surpassed by the LED in terms of brightness as well as energy efficiency. But induction lamps are known to last much longer than a simple LED as they have an extremely long life.
Induction Bulbs For Lighting Large Areas
The induction lamp can be properly and completely sealed as they don’t require electrodes to work thus increasing its life by a substantial amount. It’s very energy efficient often working for more than 80 lumens per watt. It also has the potential of lighting up both small and large areas depending on which induction lamp one uses.