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What is Induction Lighting?
The induction lamp differentiates from other lamp technologies by not using electrodes or physical electric permanent contacts, which shortens the lamp lifespan during standard operation and in each re-strike and relying on the principle of electromagnetic field induction and gas discharge.
These inductor magnets receive high frequency energy from an electronic ballast to produce a magnetic field which travels through the glass of the tube to hit the UV light or invisible light plasma gas inside the lamp exciting its atoms, projecting them to the phosphor powder at the inner glass surface and lighting the tube. These inductor magnets wrapped around the tube replace internal electrodes for gas ionization to generate UV light. So, there is no physical contact between the source of ionization and the gas, thus, giving to the whole system a much longer lifespan with no or minimum maintenance.