FAQs on Light

This is a selection of questions that were posted to us via this website. Our team of consultants review each question for its merit and provide answers to them. Please be patient if your question has not been answered. We shall respond to them shortly.


Q: I know that there are several manufacturers of induction lights. How do I know that your induction light is of good quality?

A: To know whether or not any induction lights are of good quality, conduct a thorough check of what is available in the market and short-list only reputable manufacturers and not traders. Then inspect the physical condition of the induction light and test its performance. Select only the induction light that achieves your lighting requirement/s. To be certain that that the induction light that you have chosen is of good quality, check all original certifications and ensure that the manufacturer has an established presence in your country to provide post sales support.

Q: Where can I purchase your induction lamp?

A: We are project based and do not sell via retail channels. If there is interest, please contact us via this website, email address or simply call us for an appointment. We would be glad to demonstrate the induction lamp and other lamp technologies in our offices.

Q: Are there any safety issues when using induction lights?

A: There are no significant safety issues that we are aware of. As long any induction light is used in compliance to manufacturer’s specifications, there should not be any issues. More importantly, please ask to see all original certifications of your supplier’s induction lights to ensure that they have passed safety testing and hold credible safety standards.

Q: Do your induction lamps come with customized color-temperature?

A: Yes, we are able to supply customized lighting color-temperature for our induction lamps. The common variants include inductions lamps of 3000K, 4000K, 6500K and 2700K, 5000K as well as R.G.B.

Q: There is sensitive equipment in my factory. Will induction lights affect my equipment since it generates lights by magnetic theory?

A: Our induction lights are of latest technology, having passed EMI and EMC testing and hence will not your affect your equipment or operations. In fact, the radio frequency emitted by the induction lights is even lower than that emitted by a cell phone.

Q: Why are some induction lamps shaped like a conventional bulb when yours are round and square?

A: Induction bulbs shaped like a conventional bulb belong to an earlier generation of induction lamps that have internalised ballast and use outdated technologies. At IEQ Global, we use the latest technologies. Round and square lamps have an external ballast and provide better illumination, light quality and longevity.

Q: Are the IEQ IntelliNRG Induction Lamps operable in Germany?

A: Yes. The IEQ IntelliNRG Induction Lamps are designed and customised to fit our clients’ needs and applications in their countries. Our products are also certified by TUV SUD PSB.

Q: Are the IEQ IntelliNRG range of Lamps available in Australia?

A: Yes, they are available in Australia.

Q: What kind of certifications does the IEQ IntelliNRG range of lamps have?

A: The IEQ IntelliNRG range of Lamps have a range of International certifications from Singapore, USA, Germany, Russia, Australia, and many other countries.



Q: My existing metal halide lights are fairly new and the fittings are in relatively good condition. Do I have to dispose of these if I were to switch to induction lights? Can they be reused?

A: Depending on your lighting requirement, we are able to provide induction light bulb replacements, which allows you to retain and reuse your existing fittings. This lets your company save cost as and minimize wastage.

Q: I have recently replaced my outdoor flood light to an induction light. What can I do to prevent insects from entering into the induction light?

A: Firstly, our induction lights do not emit any ultra-violet (UV) light and therefore attract significantly less insects. Secondly, our induction lights for outdoor applications are all-weather protection certified and would not allow insects to enter.

Q: I am interested in enhancing the security of my house. How well will induction lights work with my existing motion sensors?

A: Induction lights have an instant re-strike capability and therefore are the ideal selection for this application. Once the motion sensor is triggered, induction lights will attain near optimal brightness in seconds.

Q: Do I need to re-wire to use induction lamps?

A: The existing wiring may be re-used. The low current draw means that less stress is placed on the electrical system. Furthermore, the low operating temperature of induction lamps actually prolongs the life of the insulation of electrical wiring compared to extremely hot traditional incandescent lamps.

Q: Do I need special tools or specialists to install induction lamps?

A: Any qualified electrician will be able to install our lamps. No special tools are required.

Comparison with other Technologies

Q: I have been using metal halide lights for my manufacturing facility. Why should I switch to induction light technology? What benefits can I expect from using an induction light?

A: Save money immediately on CAPEX and OPEX. A typical induction light consumes approximately 50% of the electrical energy of metal halide lights. The reduced wattage of an induction light results in reduced heat emission and lower air condition and refrigeration bills. An induction light can last from 5 to 10 years depending on usage, while metal halide lights have to be replaced almost yearly. The difference in maintenance related costs can be very significant.

Q: My company has switched from incandescent lights to LED lights. What is the difference between the LED and induction light?

A: Both LED and induction lamps are energy efficient. Both do not emit mercury vapour and generate little heat. This makes them environmentally friendly. There are also key differences. The photometric or polar curve of an LED lamp is straight and narrow, while the induction lamp is wide and rounded. This means fewer induction lamps are needed to light the same areas as LED lamps, or the same number of induction lamps will generate more brightness. Another difference is that is that LED chips can only last 50,000 operating hours, an induction lamp can last up to 100,000 hours. Of course, their prices differ greatly, with an induction lamp costing a fraction of an LED equivalent.

Q: Why do induction lamps appear brighter than normal incandescent lamps?

A: The main light sensing cells in the human eye, the rods and cones, respond to different wave lengths of light. The reaction of cones and rods to colours is represented by two different sensitivity curves called the Photopic Curve (representing the cone) and the Scotopic Curve (representing the rod). New lighting technologies, such as induction lamps, have a high scotopic light output and hence provide enhanced real life brightness at lower photopic lumens compared to incandescent or fluorescent lamps.

Q: Why do yellow sodium lamps with a high lumens output appear so dim in comparison to an induction lamp with a lower lumens output?

A: Sodium lamps (commonly used as street lighting) typically emit light at low colour temperatures (i.e. yellowish). Although the Photopic Lumens level of sodium lamps may be high, the human eye does not respond well to yellow light. Therefore, sodium light will feel dim and as all objects are bathed in a yellow hue, colour differentiation is difficult. Conversely, the human eye responds better to whiter light such as that produced by induction lamps. This happens even if the induction lamp is rated at a lower lumens output.

Q: Why do new metal halide lamps appear brighter?

A: Metal halide lamps, when new, are very bright. However, the rate of degradation or decay is very fast metal halide lamps start to dim immediately on use and quickly fall below the performance of induction lamps. In fact, metal halide lamps often reach end of life by 10,000 hours, approximately one fifth the lifespan of induction lamps.

Q: Why are induction lamps less glaring but yet as bright as incandescent lamps?

A: Incandescent lamps use a filament to generate light. This point light source is painful on the eye and is often misinterpreted as related to brightness. The surface light source of induction lamps is easier on the eye but does not result in reduced brightness. Surface light sources are in fact more comfortable for workers, pedestrian traffic and drivers.

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