For the first time in India the most revolutionary energy efficient and long lasting Lamps called Induction Lamps or electrode-less lamps. This is the invention of GE-USA and has been commercially available now in INDIA
Principal of New Technology (Induction Lamp)
In contrast with typical electrical lamps that use electrical connections through the lamp envelope to transfer power to the lamp, in Electrodeless lamps the power needed to generate light is transferred from the outside of the lamp envelope by means of (electro)magnetic fields. There are three advantages of eliminating electrodes:
Ø Extended lamp life, because the electrodes are usually the limiting factor in lamp life.
Ø The ability to use high efficiency light-generating substances that would react with metal electrodes in normal lamps.
Ø Improved collection efficiency because the source can be made very small without shortening life - a problem in electrode lamps
Because of its excellent features, the lamp is a dream come true for the lighting designers, engineers and the practitioners alike. It is a small wonder then that Induction lamp is rapidly replacing HPSV, HPMV and metal halide lamps all over the world. More than 4 million lamps have been installed spread over 60 countries. It scores even over LED lamps in terms of energy saving, CRI, life, thermal characteristics, light distribution and applications. The leading manufacturers are Shanghai Hongyuan (LVD), Philips, Osram, Amko Solara and Matsushita. In brief the main features are as under: