HID VS Halogen

What is HID ?

HID, High Intensity Discharge, (also known as Xenon) refers to lighting technology that relies on an electrical charge to ignite xenon gas in a sealed bulb,similar to the lightning phenomenon in the sky. HID lighting does not have a filament but instead creates light by igniting an electrical discharge between two electrodes in an air tight tiny quartz capsule filled with xenon gas. HID lighting are also called Xenon lighting, referring to the gas inside the bulb.

HID vs. Halogen Technologies

HID lighting improves durability by 10 times as road vibrations can cause damage to halogen filament, but there is nothing to break inside HID bulb. These light sources also produce a blue-white light that is safer because it is closer to natural daylight.
The color temperature is more than 5000K compared to 2300K for halogen. The light output from a 35W HID Xenon lamp is 300% more light than a 55W halogen bulb. The HID Xenon system will also consume much less power from your vehicles electrical system and generate much less heat during operation.

HID Advantages

3X Brigther & more consistent illumination of the road, and increases comfort & reduces fatigue when driving at night
Produces blue-white light that is safer because it is closer to natural daylight
10X Longer Lasting. No need to replace for life of the vehicle
35% less power consumption, thus generate much less heat during operation.

Color Temperature

Color Temperature is a measurement in Degrees Kelvin (K) that indicates the hue of light source. There is a misconception that color temperature is a rating of the brightness of the HID bulb. The truth is that the higher the color temperature, the less light output from the HID bulb.
However, all HID light is much brighter than Halogen, even if it is a 35W 12000K HID bulb, the light output still maintain well over 2700lm; which is still 300% brighter than 55W Halogen with 700lm.

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Compact Fluorescent Lighting

Lighting accounts for about 7% of a home’s energy costs. CFL bulbs use 66% less energy and last up to ten times as long as incandescent bulbs. They now come in a range of sizes, so they’ll fit almost any type of fixture, and styles, including full-spectrum, which mimics natural sunlight.

Test out one of each – Soft white, Daylight, and Bright White, and see which ones work best in your house. Traditional incandescent bulbs use more energy because the majority of electricity generates heat vs. light. Also consider choosing the CFL bulbs that have a ‘covered’ dome over the spiral bulb for safety and a better looking fixture – especially for recessed lighting.

Sample performance: Replace 20 incandescent bulbs that are 60 Watts with a life expectancy of 1,500 hours, with CFLs that only use 14 Watts and last 8,000 to 10,000 hours.

The ROI Calculation is based on replacing 20 bulbs that typically burn 750 hours per year with dimmable CFLs that cost between $1.00 and $3.00 and the average cost of electricity that is $2.76 per day. Each bulb saves on average $4 to $7 per year. Dome ‘covered’ and Dimmable CFLs are still higher in cost than the ‘corkscrew’ typical models, so the Light Emitting Diode (LED) market is picking up traction quickly. LEDs also do not contain mercury and they last between 50,000 and 80,000 hours!

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Lights Help Prevent Bird Strikes

Aircraft lights make it easier for birds to see and avoid aircraft, possibly helping to reduce the risk of bird strikes, according to a report recently published in the Journal of Applied Ecology. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Indiana State University and Purdue University tested the response of Canada geese to three remote-controlled aircraft — one with lights off, one with lights on, and one painted to resemble a bird of prey. They found geese responded more quickly to avoid the aircraft with its lights on. The research “could set the aviation industry on the right track to developing lighting systems that will reduce the rate of bird strikes,” the report said.

Currently, most efforts to control bird strikes focus on removing birds from the airport environment, according to the report. However, many encounters between airplanes and birds — including the most famous, US Airways Flight 1549, which ditched in the Hudson River after bird strikes killed both engines — occur far beyond the airport perimeter. The researchers hope to expand their study to other species besides Canada geese, so they can design aircraft lighting that will be seen by a wide range of birds. “This is only the first step,” said Bradley Blackwell, of the USDA National Wildlife Research Center. “As well as lighting, we also want to understand how to manipulate aircraft paint schemes so that birds find them easier to detect.”

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Halco Antique Series

Halco Light BulbHalco’s carbon filament lamps offer a long life of 3,000 hours and come in a variety of shapes including A21,
C11, G30, G40, ST18 and T14 that can give almost any environment a one-of-a-kind antique appearance. The
ST18 and A21 lamps have a defined steeple to replicate the original glass construction. This series features an
intricate hand-strung filament and warm amber glow perfect for hospitality, accent, chandelier and historic
reproduction applications.

Available at our store: http://www.adlsupply.com/decorative-bulbs/ 


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MaxLite Introduces Energy Efficient LED Linear T8 Lamp

Lighting Innovator Unveils LED Replacement for 4-Foot Fluorescent Tubes

West Caldwell, New Jersey—Consuming just 20 watts while powered by a one- or two- lamp per driver configuration, MaxLite® introduces the LED Linear F32T8 Replacement Lamp for retrofit applications currently using 4-foot fluorescent tubes. MaxLite, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of the award-winning MaxLED® line of innovative LED luminaires and lamps using state-of-the-art LED technology, has designed the LED Linear T8 Lamp to allow for a single remote driver to operate pairs or a single T8 lamp.

“While fluorescents can buzz and flicker and contribute to headaches and eye fatigue, our new LED Linear T8 lamp is constructed with high quality LEDs and a translucent diffuser that enable a silent, smooth operation,” explained MaxLite’s Director of Product Marketing Pat Treadway. “The LED lamp provides significant ongoing operational savings due to decreased maintenance and lower energy consumption compared to the linear fluorescents on the market today.”

This universal LED T8 Lamp has an L70 life of 50,000 hours, or more than 17 years operating 8 hours a day. When the LEDs reach 30 percent lumen depreciation, end-of-life is reached and this life cycle far exceeds halogen and compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps, and is almost double the life of linear fluorescents.

The non-dimmable LED T8 Lamp is offered in a correlated color temperature (CCT) of 4100K with an output of 1550 lumens. The back of the housing is an aluminum heat sink that promotes the transfer of heat from the LED chips, which ensures cool operating temperatures and extended lumen maintenance.
Ensuring a simple retrofitting process, the LED T8 Lamp features standard G13 pins that fit into most common fluorescent fixtures easily and conveniently without removing an existing starter. The lamp features instant start technology and a simple ballast bypass without radio frequency (RF) interference.While many other LED T8 lamps are constructed with an internal driver that generates heat in a concentrated area near the driver, which causes the LED chips in the lamp to decay at an uneven rate (leading to dark spots along the tube), MaxLite’s LED T8 Lamps are constructed with a remote driver that ensures the LED chips in the tube are exposed to a consistent amount of heat. This also helps prolong the life of the LED driver, as its body is not exposed to high operating temperatures.

With a power factor of more than 98 percent, the lamp operates on electrical systems ranging from 120- to 277-volts. Further demonstrating MaxLite’s commitment to quality, the LED T8 lamp driver is FCC- and cUL-listed, RoHS-compliant, and constructed without hazardous materials. An acrylic diffuser provides an even distribution of light while minimizing breakage compared to fluorescent glass tubes.

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ProLume Program Start Ballasts

Halco ProLume Program Star Ballast

Halco ProLume Program Star Ballast

Halco ProLume Program Star Ballast reducing cathode degradation. When used with an occupancy sensor, or in other frequently switched applications, the resulting lamp life is 25% longer than with instant start. ProLume High Performance Programmed Start Ballasts are NEMA Premium designated and CEE Listed, making them eligible for many utility rebate programs nationwide. Backed by a 5-year warranty, they are available in Low and Standard Ballast factor.

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