T5 with infinite duration? Today you can with H.V. Innovation
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Let’s talk about H.V. Innovation, a new brand born from this Alessandro‘s idea of exceeding the limits of the T5 pipes, that many consider the best compromise in order to breed corals.
Normally, the T5 pipes need an electric discharge on the electrodes in order to work. The new H.V. Innovation lamps, instead, are built with a perfectly sealed illuminating bulb. It works by induction. This makes the duration no longer measurable in months, but it lasts more or less 100.000 ore. Even over the 30/50.000 hours of the Led lamps, according to Alessandro. Remember that the T5 lamps don’t last over 2500/3000 hours. But maybe 1500 is a more realistic value if we consider the use in aquarium.
The consumption, comparing these new lamps with the Led, it’s practically the same. It only changes the duration, which is almost doubled.
As you all know that with the T5, or neon pipes in general, the light isn’t point but is generated by a photon discharge inside the bulb. The H.V. Innovation don’t suffer the flickering effect, like the T5. In this case they behave like the Led.
Technically the lamp can reach 45° of temperature, but from 15 cm of distance it’s naturally dissipated without any vents. Another very interesting aspect concerns the fact that the lamps don’t need any maintenance, they only have to be cleaned on the surface with a damp cloth.
According to what we have been told at the PetsFestival, the gases are inert and certificated, so it’s likely that they won’t be abandoned.
Today the ceiling light is not dimmable, but H.V. Innovation guaranteed us that they’re already working on this and that it will be released an adjustable version soon.
Technical characteristics of the H.V. Innovation lamps
- The induction lamp is formed by a light bulb;
- The inside is covered with fluorescent material filled up with inert gas and sealed;
- On the glass bulb is placed the ferrite core on which is rolled up the string stroked by the electronic ballast, that supplies an hight tension frequency;
- The ignition of the ionizing gas is by the effect of the magnetic field generated by the toroidal coils;
- When the gas reacts to the magnetic field emits UV rays;
- The fluorescent material that covers the bulb converts the UV rays in visible rays;
- This lamp has no electrodes, unlike a traditional lamp.
The pros of the induction on this kind of lamps are the duration, higher than a traditional gas discharge lamp, and the energetic saving, at equal lumen, between the 30 and the 70%.
Actually it exists only 2 different kelvin gradations, of 10.000 and 14.000°K, but this, Alessandro assured, it’s just the beginning. What do you think?
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