As a society, we are looking for lighting solutions that are effective, inexpensive and healthy for the environment. The last decade has seen an explosion in lighting technology. Twenty years ago, incandescent bulbs were the only widely available lighting option. Today, there are various new lighting technologies competing for consumers’ attention. This article compares and contrasts two types of lighting: induction and LED light.
First, it’s helpful to understand why both induction and LED technology are superior to the original incandescent bulb designed by Edison. An incandescent light bulb consists of a vacuum glass envelope, two electrodes connected to an electrical source, and a filament suspended between the electrodes. When electric power is flipped on, the electrodes complete a circuit through a tungsten filament. This filament glows white hot, creating usable light.