Have you ever heard someone mention induction lighting? The answer is more than likely a resounding “no”. Induction lighting was invented in the late 19th century (1890’s) by Nikola Tesla and was seemingly shelved in favor of Edison’s incandescent bulb. However, this over a century old technology is proving to be one of the best kept secrets in energy-efficient lighting.
The advantages of induction lighting are enormous, as stated by Energy.gov in an article, “Simply stated, induction lighting is essentially a fluorescent light without electrodes or filaments, the items that frequently cause other bulbs to burn out quickly. Thus, many induction lighting units have an extremely long life of up to 100,000 hours. To put this in perspective, an induction lighting system lasting 100,000 hours will last more than 11 years in continuous 24/7 operation, and 25 years if operated 10 hours a day.”
Induction lighting is a hybrid fluorescent bulb that contains recoverable mercury amalgam. We at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh find that induction lighting is best suited for retrofitting existing outdoor lighting systems. An example of optimal implementation of induction lighting would be for your existing acorn lighting in your parking lot. The incredibly long-lasting bulb makes it an excellent retrofitting bulb. Compared to LED, it still can last twice as long in terms of bulb hours.
Another benefit worth mentioning is the energy savings. By converting lamp posts from 110 volts to 12 volts you will undoubtedly save money on energy costs. The most prominent lighting system used in lamp posts is the metal halide lighting fixture. The metal halide lighting fixture only lasts 12,500 bulb hours . Compare this to induction lighting’s 100,000 bulb hours and the superior lighting bulb is starkly apparent.
To inquire about induction lighting for your existing outdoor lamps, call us today at (919) 854-5566, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, fill out the form to the upper right, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
David Rohrer, Owner
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Raleigh