In April we travelled to China to inspect the product and manufacturing facilities of five top tier induction lamp providers.  This trip affirmed our confidence that the induction lamps we had been supplying to that point were indeed the highest quality lamps in mainland China.  But we also found these weren’t the best in the world.  That title clearly belonged to Amko SOLARA in Taiwan whose ballast, lamp phosphor and reflector technology were all well ahead of the nearest rival.

The only question to be satisfied with the Amko SOLARA product was whether it represented value for money for our clients.  Endura Light conducted further research and testing and ultimately validated that we can always install a lower wattage Amko SOLARA lamp to achieve the same light output as the next best induction lamp.  This further reduction in energy savings results in similar or better payback periods than cheaper alternatives.  With a lower lifetime cost of ownership Amko SOLARA fixtures offer a far superior financial proposition.  In fact the lifetime cost of ownership of an Amko SOLARA lamp is 17% lower than the next best option in a typical high bay lighting application, and a massive 61% lower operating cost than a typical metal halide lamp.

Some of the key differentiators of our Amko SOLARA induction lamps over cheaper products are:

  • Reflectors purpose built for induction lamps to provide superior light output and spread patterns to ensure optimal light output for power consumed
  • The option for a Nanoflex coating inside the reflector to further increase light output and dispersion
  • Commercial grade components throughout the electronic circuits to ensure longevity – a 100,000 ballast comes as standard
  • High quality electronic ballasts with good heat dissipation from key internal components to ensure long life
  • Thermal separation of the ballast housing from the lamp reflector in high bay fittings to minimise heat transfer to the ballast and extend ballast life
  • Induction coil housing designed to dissipate heat to improve efficiency and prolong life
  • High quality Japanese phosphor to ensure high lumen maintenance and minimal colour temperature shift over time

You can see the Amko SOLARA fixtures on our Induction Lighting page or contact us using the form or details below.