Have you ever really noticed the lighting in a parking garage or the lighting alongside the street while making your way home from the grocery store? Although commercial outdoor lighting applications are something that we see everyday and are very much part of our everyday lives, most people just don’t notice the dingy, yellow light that exudes from the typical high pressure sodium lamps that have become commonplace with commercial outdoor lighting applications. Our eye has become accustomed to the low quality of light that is typical of high pressure sodium lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives has a better way to light commercial outdoor settings, and that answer is energy efficient white light through induction lamps.
The difference is clear. When placed side by side with high pressure sodium, white light from an induction lamp is brighter and places high on the CRI (Color Rendering Index) and the CCT (Correlated Color Temperature). Induction lighting consumes less energy, and less energy means lower energy costs. Research shows that white light is easier on our eyes, and our pocket books. Studies show that our eyes perceive white light as brighter, and more pleasing and natural. Objects are easier to distinguish in white light and this makes for safer and more secure outdoor lighting, which is very important in settings such as a parking garage in the evening. A well lit area is a deterrent for criminals.
In our technology choice comparison the white light of the induction has superior longevity, emission reduction and none of the “flicker” and long re-start time of other lights. It is also super energy-efficient and does not have a negative impact on the environment which is associated with other bulbs because it uses solid amalgam and contains no mercury vapor. To find out more about our technology choice comparison chart, visit our commercial outdoor lighting website.
Induction is becoming a viable light source for street lighting as well. Induction increases peripheral vision and decreases brake times in drivers. The use of induction lighting along our streets has led to fewer accidents and means safer streets for drivers and pedestrians. Bottom line, if drivers and pedestrians can see clearer they see objects or dangers sooner, and thus , fewer accidents will occur.
Induction lighting is basically fluorescent lamps without the electrodes. It works by transferring energy through the lamp by way of electromagnetic fields, also known as induction, instead of electrical connections like the fluorescent lights.
Environmental Advantages of Induction Lighting
Beyond the obvious benefits of improved visibility and energy efficiency, induction lighting offers distinct environmental advantages that align with the global movement towards sustainable solutions.
- Reduced Carbon Footprint: With its energy-efficient nature, induction lighting can significantly reduce the carbon footprint of businesses. For commercial entities looking to minimize their environmental impact, switching to induction lighting can be a step in the right direction.
- Lower Light Pollution: Induction lights produce a clear, directed light which means there is less light scatter. This can lead to reduced light pollution, ensuring the night sky remains undisturbed for star gazers and nocturnal wildlife alike.
- Longevity Reduces Waste: The prolonged lifespan of induction lamps means fewer replacements over time. This leads to a reduction in waste, as fewer bulbs are discarded, thereby decreasing the burden on landfills.
- No Harmful Chemicals: Unlike some traditional lighting methods, induction lighting does not use harmful chemicals or gases that can be detrimental to the environment when disposed of. Their solid amalgam composition ensures that the environment remains untainted even at the end of their life cycle.
- Reduced Energy Production Impact: By consuming less energy, induction lighting indirectly reduces the environmental impact of energy production. Less energy consumption means less coal burned, fewer power plants built, and a reduction in the overall environmental effects of power generation.
With these green advantages in mind, it's evident that induction lighting is not just a choice for improved visibility and safety, but also a choice for a cleaner, more sustainable future. As businesses and individuals alike become more conscious of their environmental footprint, transitioning to eco-friendly lighting solutions like induction lamps can make a significant difference. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is here to shed light on this environmentally friendly solution and guide businesses towards a brighter, greener future.
Commercials builders and developers are becoming the new heroes by making the switch to the white light of induction lighting. Outdoor Lighting Perspectives can plan, design and install your commercial outdoor lighting endeavor, and make you the new hero.