Frequently Asked Questions

What is the induction lamp system and how does it work?

Induction lighting uses a light-generation technology that combines the basic principles of induction and gas discharge. Void of electrodes, this technology delivers 100,000 hours of quality white light. There are two electronic generators working simultaneously on the lamp. When these are engaged, they excite the gas which in turn produces the light.

 Why induction lighting?

Induction lighting offers 5-10 times the life of HID lighting. It also offers a crisp white light with 80+CRI, which makes colours brighter, more vibrant and more attractive. In almost all cases, the payback in energy savings and maintenance savings will more than offset the cost of the initial system and provide a positive cash flow to businesses going forward.

What makes induction lighting different from HID?

Induction lights have virtually no lamp parts that wear out because they do not use traditional electrodes or filaments; instead they use a magnetic field to excite gases to transmit energy. As a result, the induction design is considered well suited for applications with vibrations or gusty wind conditions, like street lighting and car garages.

H.I.D. lamps are a point source light by design and Induction lamps are a linear light source. A point source light is good for precise aiming or directing the light to a surface area such as a baseball stadium. One drawback of point source lighting is that it can cause intense glare that is hard to see under. A linear light source example is the standard T8 fluorescent lamp where the light is distributed evenly along the entire length of the lamp rather than all the light projecting from a small arc tube. The lighting result is a smooth, low-glare light pattern that is very easy for the human eye to receive. Induction lamps are very similar to fluorescent lamps from a visual viewpoint. Induction light spreads light evenly over surfaces creating a pleasant work environment or area. Induction lighting is an ideal light source for lighting parking garages, parking lots, roadways, warehouses, aircraft hangers, manufacturing facilities, tunnels, landscape lighting, shipyards, parks and recreactional areas, bus stations, convention centers and shopping malls.

What is the difference between induction lighting and LED in the replacement of HID?

Both Induction and LED lighting sources are good replacements for H.I.D. lighting but are very different light sources that must be considered carefully before being specified or used on any lighting project. Since Green LED Lighting designs and manufactures fixtures with both of these light sources we understand their advantages and disadvantages when considering their use. Both sources have high CRI, both have color ranges and choices, both have long life and are excellant energy saving sources. We will be happy to explain how each lamp source preforms and which product will work better for your specific applications by contacting us either by phone or email us at

Does induction and LED lighting come with an extended warranty?

Yes. All Induction fixtures manufactured by Green LED Lighting carry a warranty to be free from defective materials and workmanship, and that under normal installation and operating conditions when operated at rated voltage, they will be free from failure of lamp or any other component part for a period of 5 & 10-years from date of invoice. LED fixtures carry a warranty for a period of 5-years from date of invoice. Some products and project types may qualify for an extended warranty. For additional information please contact the factory or by phone.

Is financing available?

Financing on qualifying jobs is available for turn-key projects that include energy audit analysis, lighting fixtures and installation costs.

Does induction lighting qualify for stimulus monies?

Definitely! As our induction lumenaires are Assembled in American and it meets stimulus money requirements. Future Energy Solutions along with our partners will offer advice and guidance through the application process.

Is retro fitting available?

In most cases, retro fitting is readily available, and it is strongly encouraged for the sake of the environment. We have retrofit systems with LED, Induction and fluorescent light sources for very diverse fixture types.

Why is induction lighting environmentally responsible?

Due to its incredibly low mercury content and type, Induction lighting meets “green” environmental guidelines. Induction lamps are filled with a harmful argon gas. The mercury in used in the operation of the Induction lamps is a solid amalgam type and is not liquid. Therfore, if an Induction lamp is broken the mercury can be picked up and disposed of properly and easily because it remains in a solid state. H.I.D. and fluorescent lamps contain liquid mercury. When these lamps are broken the liquide mercury can easily drop to the ground and work its way into the ground and eventually into the underground water systems so disposal of H.I.D and fluorescent lamps require special handling and disposal methods.

What is the typical lumen depreciation?

With all standard lighting systems, the typical depreciation is 24% in the first calendar year and then an additional 4-5% the ensuing two years. The induction lamp lumen output remains at nearly 100% for the first 60,000 hours, and then a one time 30% drop. On standard usage of 12 hours per day, this drop will typically be experienced around the 13-year mark.

How long will induction lamps last?

They are designed to have an average rated life of 100,000 hours. This means that if you operate the lamps 12 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, they will last for 21 years before the lamp system would need changing.

What type of gas is used inside the induction lamp?


Can running induction lighting interfere with computers or any other electronic device?

Induction lighting does not interference  with most electronic circuits since the lamp turns at 250KHz, which complies with FCC rules for no interference under normal circumstances.

Which way should the lamp be oriented?

An induction lamp can be operated from any position; however, it is preferable for the lamp to be mounted with the amalgam tip in the downward position. Since operating position has a slight effect on the amalgam tip temperature, it should be considered when mounting the fixture.