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New and Underutilized Technology: Induction Lighting

The following information outlines key deployment considerations for induction lighting within the Federal sector.


Induction lighting is a fluorescent light without electrodes or filaments, the items that frequently cause other bulbs to burn out quickly. Induction lamps offer the potential for very long life (up to 100,000 hours) while providing good color quality at competitive efficiencies.


Induction lighting is applicable in areas that require continuous illumination where long lamp life provides significant benefits because of difficult maintenance or liability concerns.

Key Factors for Deployment

Specific applications with high potential for induction lighting include:

  • Hard-to-reach locations with continuous operation that make maintenance costs high, such as street lighting, tunnels, or high ceilings.
  • Cold environments, such as walk-in coolers and freezers.
  • Areas where high-quality lighting is required or highly desirable.
  • Areas where reliability is highly valued.
  • Areas where high lumen output is required.
  • Areas that require lamps to reach full illumination immediately.

Ranking Criteria

Federal energy savings, cost-effectiveness, and probability of success are ranked 0-5 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 5 representing the highest ranking. The weighted score is ranked 0-100 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 100 representing the highest ranking.

Federal Energy Savings Cost Effectiveness Probability of Success Weighted Score
1.5 3.0 4.5 51