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Induction Lamp FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Induction Lamps

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  • Q. What is the Lowest Operating Temperature for an Induction Lamp?
  • A. The manufactures lowest operating temperature is -20 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Q. Are the Screw-In Induction Lamps dimmable?
  • A. No.
  • Q. Can the Screw-In Induction Lamps be mounted base up?
  • A. Yes.
  • Q. Can the Screw-In Induction Lamps be mounted horizontal?
  • A. Yes.
  • Q. Can the Screw-In Induction Lamps be mounted base down?
  • A. Yes, this is the most ideal position.
  • Q. What is the Lumen Output of an Induction Lamp?
  • A. Minimum of 80 Lumens per Watt.
  • Q. Do I need to remove the old existing ballast?
  • A. Yes.
  • Q. Can an Induction Lamp be used in an open face fixture?
  • A. Yes. However, the ballast and lamp can NOT be exposed to the elements. Moisture, water, snow, ice etc. will damage the ballast and/or lamp.
  • Q. What wattage Induction Lamp should I use to replace a Metal Halide or High Pressure Sodium Lamp?
  • A. Please reference our replacement chart or give us a call.
  • Q. Will an Induction Lamp work with a photo cell, time clock or relay control?
  • A. Yes.
  • Q. Are Induction Lamps instant on and is the hot restrike instant?
  • A. Yes. The lamp turns on instantly and produces between 75% and 80% of full output immediately. The lights take between 90 and 180 seconds to reach 100% of light output depending on the model of the lamp. The warm-up cycle is barely noticeable to the eye. If the lamps are turned off and then immediately turned back on the benefit of the Induction Lamp turns them back on immediately when the power is restored.
  • Q. Does the lamp orientation or vibration affect Induction Lighting?
  • A. Induction Lighting is not affected by the operating position. Vibrations do not affect the induction lamps as they have no electrodes or filaments. Induction Lighting has been utilized on bridges and tunnels where vibration is present.
  • Q. Will Induction Lighting interfere with electronic devices or communications equipment or produce RFI?
  • A. Almost all modern Induction Lamps are compliant with FCC and international rules. Cell phones and other mobile devices will not experience any interruption in service due to induction lighting. FCC certified products product no more Radio Frequency Interference than a computer or microwave oven. Induction Lighting meeting the FCC standards will not affect the use of two way radios or cell phones operated in the area lit with an Induction Lamp.
  • Q. What voltage do Induction Lamps come in?
  • A. Typically Induction lamps are available in 120 Volt, 208 – 240 Volt and 277 Volt. However, custom voltages may be ordered in 347 Volt.
  • Q. Are Induction Lamps available in Multi-Tap?
  • A. Yes.
  • Q. What wattages are available with Induction Lamps?
  • A. Low Frequency Induction Lamps are available in the following wattages: 23 Watt, 40 Watt, 60 Watt, 80 Watt, 100 Watt, 120 Watt, 150 Watt, 200 Watt, 250 Watt and 300 Watt. Hi-Frequency Induction Lamps are available in 35 Watt, 55 Watt, 85 Watt and 125 Watt. We also have a 165 Watt Hi-Frequency Induction Lamp that is only available in 220 Volt.
  • Q. What are the Color or Kelvin Temperatures available with Induction Lighting?
  • A. 2700K, 3500K, 4000K, 5000K and 6500K.
  • Q. What are the life hours of Induction Lamps?
  • A. Typically a self- ballasted induction lamp will last 60,000 hours and a remote ballasted induction lamp will last up to 100,000 hours.