>From their blog:
"Induction lighting starts with an insulated copper coil wrapped
around a ferrite core. High frequency power from an electronic ballast
is sent through the coil to produce a magnetic field which initiates
and sustains a steady-state plasma. The plasma generates UV light
which is converted to visible light when it hits a phosphor coating on
the inside of the bulb."
That sounds a lot like a conventional fluorescent light if you
substitute "mercury vapor" for "plasma", except that instead of
putting electrode in the tube they induce a voltage with a coil.
Notably, they don't specify the chemical nature of their plasma.
On Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 5:39 PM, Ed-K0iL <email@example.com> wrote:
> Anyone try these yet? Claims to use Induction technology using a magnetic
> field. Our next RFI problem?
> Origins of Acandescence
> "Induction technology has been heralded as one of the best-kept secrets in
> energy-efficient lighting. It is a long-lived and inexpensive technology
> that uses a magnetic field - not a filament or an electrode - to generate
> light. Originally developed by Thomas Edison rival Nikola Tesla, induction
> lighting units are renowned for enjoying 100,000 hours of life - more than
> 25 years at 10 hours a day."
> 73, de ed -K0iL
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