Induction Lighting:
One of the Best Lighting Choices for Energy Efficiency  


Induction lighting is similar to fluorescent lighting, but without electrodes or filaments – which are items that frequently cause other bulbs to burn out quickly. As a result, many induction lighting units have an extremely long life – up to 100,000 hours. To put that into perspective, an induction lighting system lasting 100,000 hours1 will last more than 11 years when in continuous 24/7 operation and 25 years if operated 10 hours a day.

Advantages of Induction Lighting

Reduced Power Consumption

Induction lighting systems consume approximately 50% less energy than conventional lighting systems. In order to maximize savings potential, all existing lamps and fixtures should be replaced, retrofitted or upgraded.

Longer Life Expectancy

Durable induction lamps last between 5 and 10 times longer than conventional lighting and can last upwards of 100,000 hours. This severely reduces maintenance costs associated with relamping.

Lower-Temperature Operation

Induction lamps burn at 200°F versus metal halide lamps that burn at 1,000°F. This lowers your overall cooling costs.

More Durable

Induction lighting does not contain filaments, mercury2 or gas vapors and can withstand shock, vibration and extreme temperatures.

Higher-Quality Lighting

Induction lighting has a more natural, pure color that can illuminate much better than most conventional lighting sources. It offers a choice of warm white to cool white color temperature and doesn’t flicker or strobe. There is even dimmable capability with some units. A good Color Rendering Index (CRI) is critical to visibility, safety and comfort so it should be a factor when evaluating lighting options.

Hot Strike & Cold Ignition

Induction lighting has a good performance of instant re-strike without warming up and will also ignite under cold conditions, down to -40°C. These two factors make it an ideal choice for many applications (see below).

No Flicker, Glare or Noise

Without flicker and glare, induction lighting can greatly improve productivity and readability, and reduce eye strain and headaches. Additionally, it doesn’t buzz or hum like florescent lighting.

Download this chart to see how induction lighting compares to other lighting options.

High Potential Applications for Induction Lighting

Induction lighting makes sense in many different areas:

  • In hard-to-reach locations that make maintenance costs high, such as street lighting, tunnels or in high ceilings where there is continuous operation, such as factories, warehouses and hotel rotundas
  • In exterior commercial and public-use areas, such as parking lots, bike paths and parks
  • In cold storage, such as supermarket walk-in coolers and freezers
  • Where high-quality lighting is required or highly desired
  • Where reliability is highly valued
  • Where high-lumen output is required
  • In areas that require lamps to reach full illumination immediately

Learn how induction lighting can reduce your energy consumption and provide significant savings. Schedule an appointment with one of our experts today.

1 Although induction lighting systems may last up to 100,000 hours, after 75,000 to 80,000 hours of operation, the initial lumen output of many systems may drop to as low as 70%. This is the point where relamping is often recommended.
2 The trace amount of mercury used is in solid-form.