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There are three types of lighting technology that is used within the market place.  The technology of HPS lighting, the technology of LED lighting, and the technology of INDUCTION Lighting.   A discussion on all 3 technologies and the future of them will be discussed in detail below.  Basic Energy brings together the best of all systems for building of a complete professional system of Engineering, Sales, Installation and Servicing.

Induction Lamp technology is a 100,000 hour rated system life for unprecedented longevity and durability. Over a 20-year operation, life-cycle cost savings more than pays for the initial system cost through relamping, energy and maintenance savings versus any conventional lamp/ballast combination.

Perfect for applications where fixture location makes relamping labor-intensive and costly, such as high ceilings, high traffic, hazardous and difficult-to-reach areas. Suitable also for energy-conscious customers who simply want to "turn it on and forget it". A comparable metal halide system would require relamping up to TEN times.

  •  Virtually maintenance-free operation.

  •   Instant On/ Instant Restrike capability

  •   No flickering, no strobing, no noise.

  • .70 lamp lumen depreciation @100,000 hours for high light output through system lifetime. 65 lumens per watt.

  •   Low starting temperature down to -40/0F.

  •   Excellent color rendition - CRI 80. Versatile, natural-looking white light with no color deviation through system lifetime.

  •   Compact-size Induction Lamps available in QL globe-style in 55, 85 & 165 watts, and ICE oval-shaped in 100 & 150 watts.

  •   Some dual lamp models available.

  •   Self-contained system includes an Induction Lamp and electronic generator (similar to an electronic ballast) specifically matched to the luminaire and or reflector design required.       Get More Info Here

Light-emitting diode (LED)
is a semiconductor light source. LEDs are used as indicator lamps in many devices, and are increasingly used for lighting.  Introduced as a practical electronic component in 1962,   Early LEDs emitted low-intensity red light, but modern versions are available across the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared wavelengths, with very high brightness.

 The LED is based on the semiconductor diode.  When a diode is forward biased (switched on), electrons  are able to recombine with holes within the device, releasing energy in the form of protons.  This effect is called electroluminescence and the color of the light (corresponding to the energy of the photon) is determined by the energy gap of the semiconductor. An LED is usually small in area (less than 1 mm2), and integrated optical components are used to shape its radiation pattern and assist in reflection.

 LEDs present many advantages over incandescent light sources including lower energy consumption,  longer lifetime, improved robustness, smaller size, faster switching, and greater durability and reliance. However, they are relatively expensive and require more precise current and heat management than traditional light sources. Current LED products for general lighting are more expensive to buy than fluorescent lamp sources of comparable output.

 They also enjoy use in applications as diverse as replacements for traditional light sources in automotive lighting (particularly indicators) and in traffic signals.  The compact size of LEDs has allowed new text and video displays and sensors to be developed, while their high switching rates are useful in advanced communications technology.                            Get More Info Here

High Pressure Sodium (HPS) luminaries are high intensity discharge (HID) luminaries that ionize sodium vapor. The color rendering ability of HPS lighting is less than other HID light sources, but the technology has a very high lumen per watt ratio.  HPS lamps, particularly low wattage HPS, do have some drawbacks. The main one is the yellow color of the light produced and the poor color rendition. The yellow light of the lamp is absorbed and not reflected by green foliage, contributing to a low brightness of the surrounding area. This is exacerbated by the decreased sensitivity of our eyes to yellow light – we see better in bluish-white light, not yellow light.

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