Technology Comparison • HID, Induction and LED

Technology Comparison

The chart below demonstrates the comparison between some of the most common lighting technologies available.

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 Metal HalideHigh Pressure SodiumLEDInduction
Potential for Savings60% – 80%50% – 70%
Lamp Rated Life (in hours)15,00024,000100,000100,000
Photopic Lumen/Watt110 – 17039 – 8097 – 13091 – 177
MaitenanceHighHighMediumLow
Operating TemperatureHigh
(Increased A/C costs)
High
(Increased A/C costs)
Medium
(moderate reduced A/C costs)
Low
(reduced A/C costs)
Benefits  Reduction in A/C costReduction in A/C cost
Color Rendering Index65 – 8060> 85> 80
Restrike (in minutes)10 – 1510 – 150 (instant)0 (instant)
FlickerMuchMuchNoneNone
NoiseMuchMuchNoneNone
Typical Wattages1000W1000W300W400W
400W400W140W150W
250W250W80W100W
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Lighting Degradation Charts

The chart below demonstrates the lumen depreciation of the most common lighting technologies available.

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The chart below demonstrates the lamp replacements Metal Halide lighting would require before the first Induction lighting lamp fails.

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August 3, 2015