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Author Topic: Induction Lighting  (Read 3798 times)
K8AG
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« on: April 02, 2013, 07:57:24 AM »

Hi,

My town is planning on installing induction lighting for the street lights.  Basically they are fluorescent lights with no internal electrodes.  They are energized by electromagnetic energy from outside the bulb.

I am in favor of saving money.  But has anyone here experienced interference from these units?  Are they somehow rated or approved by the FCC?

Thanks for looking.

73, JP, K8AG
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N9BH
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 10:41:42 AM »

I found this....

http://www.induluxtech.com/Induction%20Lighting%20-%20Frequently%20Asked%20Questions%20%20-%20InduLux.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDxEyryx7IQ

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K1CJS
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 05:20:34 AM »

Directly from the first link provided:  

Q:
Does the operation of induction lighting interfere with electronic devices or communications equipment (produce RFI)?
A:
While some early versions of internal inductor lamps did produce RFI, under normal operating conditions, there is no interference produced by the lamps. Almost all modern Induction Lamps are compliant with FCC and international rules. Cell phones and other mobile devices will not experience any interruption in service due to induction lights. FCC certified products produce no more Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) than a computer or microwave oven. Induction Lighting meeting the FCC standards will not affect the use of two-way radios or cell phones operated in the area lit with Induction Lights.

Induction Lamps may cause interference with certain very sensitive laboratory and medical equipment such as CAT or MRI scanners. If Induction Lighting is to be used in such applications, care should be taken to insure that the fixture is properly ground ed. It would also be prudent to conduct tests of a sample Induction Light fixture to determine of there is any interference with sensitive equipment.

The you tube video shows the same--absolutely no interference, but it's unclear if the radio used was receiving AM or FM--it did sound like a strong AM station or FM, and any such test should be on a weak sort of AM station to my understanding.

Thanks to N9BH for the links!
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SM4UKE
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 05:15:51 AM »

The Swedish authorities has banned a number of induction lamps because of
not complying with the EMC requirements. Conducted emission exceeding the limits
by 30 - 40 dB. Lots of interference in the VHF range as well. None of the lamps were
any "early versions"...

http://www.elsakerhetsverket.se/sv/Produktsakerhet/Forsaljningsforbud/Storningar-fran-induktionslampa/

http://www.elsakerhetsverket.se/sv/Produktsakerhet/Forsaljningsforbud/Induktionslampa-avger-storningar2/

http://www.elsakerhetsverket.se/sv/Produktsakerhet/Forsaljningsforbud/Induktionslampa-avger-storningar1/

http://www.elsakerhetsverket.se/sv/Produktsakerhet/Forsaljningsforbud/Induktionslampa-avger-storningar/

You can use the button "Translate" located in the upper right part of the page to get the Swedish text converted to your favorite language.

73 de SM4UKE
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