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80w Induction Floodlight

80w Induction Floodlight


This is probably the only fluorescent/discharge source that I prefer LEDs over, this overpriced electrodeless fluorescent technology has been peddled for years here by shoddy lighting retrofit firms looking to make a quick buck, making ridiculous claims such as 200 lm/watt efficiency and zero lumen/spectral degradation over life...when the only real benefit this technology has going for it is rated life. Unfortunately I have serviced many of these induction systems, primarily replacing bad drivers/ballasts, but also tubes that become pathetically dim after only 1/4- 1/3 their rated life. Thankfully most of the retrofit (green/energy savings) companies have long since abandoned this for LED. The fixture in the pic is one of the worst applications of this technology, the lamp is totally enclosed in a small weatherproof flood, the tube heats itself up significantly beyond the ideal operating temp and the phosphor degrades. This 80w induction emits roughly the same amount of light as a 55w CFL

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Apr 12, 2018 at 02:33 AM Author: dor123
The other problem with induction fluorescent lamps in floodlights, is that because of the large size of the light source, they have nearly 180deg beam angle.

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Apr 12, 2018 at 05:20 AM Author: lights*plus
As far as control of the light output, I find induction-lighting very poor. What color temperature is this rated for?
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Apr 12, 2018 at 11:53 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
At one time, I worked for an electrical/lighting contractor that just loved induction. We did a lot of jobs...then we had to go back and fix the ones that failed under warranty...not pretty. We must've lost money on those projects. Pathetic...

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Apr 13, 2018 at 05:27 PM Author: BlueHalide
This one is 4100K, but after a few hours of operation the CRI drops significantly and the color becomes almost cool green.

The "lighting retrofit contractors" (hippies) here primarily peddled the "Everlast" brand induction lights, and they had some of the worst performance and reliability ive seen with induction. They were also nowhere near the 400w MH (36,000 lumens) they claimed to be, but closer to a 4 or 6 lamp F32T8 high bay in output. I believe they were 200w. Anyway, all installations that I know about have long since been replaced with either LED or linear T8/T5 fluorescents. The same shoddy contractors are now installing cheap LED retrofits with the same sales pitches as the induction ("they'll last forever, cost you nothing in power, and are totally maintenance free")....yeah
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Apr 13, 2018 at 06:09 PM Author: wattMaster
I know of a specific style of store that has probably fallen victim to the shady lighting contractors, they are only found at the beach and these stores sell cheap touristy items.

SLS! (Stop LED Streetlights!)

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Feb 07, 2019 at 06:13 AM Author: Attfreakk
The streetlight outside my grandmother’s house used to be an induction, but the driver died and it is now LED
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