The world of commercial outdoor lighting is rapidly changing, and along with LED outdoor lighting, induction lighting is also at the forefront of commercial applications. Induction outdoor lighting delivers many of the benefits today’s commercial consumer is looking for. Among these benefits are lighting applications that provide energy efficiency, savings on power usage costs and also lighting that leaves less of an impact on the environment, paving the way for greener lighting for future generations.
Up until recently, commercial outdoor lighting primarily consisted of inefficient HID (high intensity discharge) lighting that exuded a very poor CRI (color rendering index) as well as casting a yellowish light within the area they illuminate. This yellow cast is most visible in the use of high pressure sodium lamps often used in commercial lighting scenarios. This “yellow” light has no clarity, and with that decrease in clarity also comes poor color quality and rendition. White light is always a better source of light, and with induction lighting you get excellent color and clarity with double the life of an LED.
What is Induction lighting?
Induction lighting in essence is a fluorescent lamp without electrodes, but actually works much differently. Instead of using electrical connections to create light as fluorescents do, induction lamps transfer energy through electromagnetic fields to create light. There is a lot of science behind the technology but the result is a crisp, white light that is easier on your eyes, your bottom line, and the environment.
What are the advantages of induction lighting?
The most advantageous benefits of induction lighting, besides the better white light, are ruggedness, longevity, low maintenance, and cost effectiveness. The crisp, realistic white light from induction scores high on the CRI scale. A higher grading on the CRI scale means that the light exuded portrays that of natural light more realistically. Induction lighting is also temperature and vibration tolerant making it ideal for rough service environments. Our induction lamps have a long life of up to 100,000 hours. That is a huge bonus if your lighting is within difficult access areas. With this longer life, also comes better performance including instant on, even in freezing temperatures, and no flickering. Induction also utilizes less energy, providing an aggressive payback from the nominal utility rates.
Imagine how a better quality of light can deliver better visibility at your commercial venue. Pair this with the lower energy bills and reduced maintenance costs of using induction outdoor lighting and you get a match made in heaven!
To learn more about commercial induction outdoor lighting contact Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Greenville or Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Western NC today. We can show you how the use of induction lighting can pave the way to a greener and brighter future.