Induction Lighting Pros and Cons List
Induction lighting is substantially different from normal light bulbs. Most lights have a filament which is usually tungsten and there is an inert gas inside the bulb, which is usually argon. When you turn on the lights, electricity passes to the filament and that causes a reaction in the case where the inert gas produces the light. Some bulbs have a glowing filament whereas some have the gas glow and produce light. Induction lighting doesn’t have a filament or any such conduit. It uses an electrical or electromagnetic field to pass electricity directly to the gas.
List of Pros of Induction Lighting
1. Induction lighting or light bulbs working on induction can last much longer than normal bulbs. Depending on the quality of the light bulb you purchase, you can expect it to last a maximum of two thousand hours. An induction light bulb can last anywhere from twenty five thousand to more than a hundred thousand hours. Break that down to how many times you may have to change a light bulb as against an induction light bulb and you would realize the benefit. Let us put it simply. If you are expected to change a light bulb after a year, you would have to change an induction light bulb after fifty years.
2. Induction lighting uses less energy. Since there are fewer elements acting as conductors and consuming electricity, induction light bulbs consume substantially less electricity. Although it is difficult to infer how much exactly you can save on energy bills, it would be fair to state that the energy consumed by standard light bulbs is anywhere from one and a half to more than double than what is consumed by induction light bulbs.
3. Induction lighting works immediately. You don’t have to turn on the light and wait for it to start glowing. You don’t have to turn it off and still see some light being emitted by the bulb or tube.
List of Cons of Induction Lighting
1. Induction lighting is not exactly environment friendly. Normal bulbs can be disposed off easily. Induction lighting often contains mercury and is essentially a hazard.
2. Induction lighting can be substantially larger than typical bulbs. This is not a problem for outdoor installations or commercial places but small rooms or indoor installations at homes can be unviable.
3. Induction lighting can produce radio frequency that can interfere with communication devices.