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#190882 - 12/09/09 06:44 PM Induction Lighting anyone??
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Gentlemen:

Anyone have any dealings with induction lighting?

Sure sounds like a 'green' item to me.

POCO here is installing all new street lighting in township. All cobra heads being replaced with nice 150 watt induction luminaires, even powder coated in light green.
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#190886 - 12/09/09 06:57 PM Re: Induction Lighting anyone?? [Re: HotLine1]
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I've installed a few such -expensive- lights in areas that were hard to access for maintenance. That's the real plus: almost nothing to wear out over time.

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#190888 - 12/09/09 07:04 PM Re: Induction Lighting anyone?? [Re: renosteinke]
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Reno:
Yes, life expectancy is way up there. Any opinion on the quality of light?

Was your client happy?

Ballpark, how expensive was the luminaire?
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#190894 - 12/09/09 09:01 PM Re: Induction Lighting anyone?? [Re: HotLine1]
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Luminaires were about $4K ... had to be exp prf .... looks just like a MH light ... engineer spec'd, tiny part of job ( was building CNG fueling facility)

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#190895 - 12/09/09 09:46 PM Re: Induction Lighting anyone?? [Re: renosteinke]
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I have used in France with very hard to reach and tunnel luminaire both work very well as I expected and they can come on pretty fast but just a breif warm up once it stay on it look pretty good the colour itself is simuair to 41K MH's

The bulb life yeah I am aware it can go 100,000 hours before burn out but the question is the ballast I heard rumors some only last 50K hours but not confirmed.

Merci,Marc
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#190902 - 12/10/09 08:03 AM Re: Induction Lighting anyone?? [Re: frenchelectrican]
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If you're paying your maintenance techs several hundred dollars an hour and use a crew of 2 or 3 guys on every job, they're worth looking into.

I've never seen them installed anywhere where they ended up being less expensive in the long run.
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#190920 - 12/10/09 08:24 PM Re: Induction Lighting anyone?? [Re: HotLine1]
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Induction is fantastic light solution.

Induction operates at 1/2 of the wattage of HID, lasts up to 100,000 hours and has 80+ CRI light. I like to think of LED quality light at 1/4 of the costs.

We are a manufactures rep and picked up the product line once we had some fantastic success on a couple of jobs.

Check out the video the local news did on one of our jobs. WCPO ch. 9 news





Edited by electure (12/10/09 08:38 PM)
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#190921 - 12/10/09 08:32 PM Re: Induction Lighting anyone?? [Re: DayLeit]
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Unless you've been running thousands of the units for 22+ years, you can't say with any certainty that these things will pass the test of time. We'll see.

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#190922 - 12/10/09 10:34 PM Re: Induction Lighting anyone?? [Re: renosteinke]
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There are tests run to capture performance over time they are the LM 79 & LM 80.

So there are test and data to back up the claims.

Joe

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#190928 - 12/11/09 07:52 AM Re: Induction Lighting anyone?? [Re: DayLeit]
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Here is a link to understanding the tests LM 79 & 80

http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/ssl/lightfair8_richman-ies.pdf


From Page 15 of the pdf
"LM-80 provides no determination or estimation of expected life or lumen output beyond test data."

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