Ceravision’s High Efficiency Plasma (HEP) light is particularly suited to medium and high power applications. The light is emitted from a very small source, which enables the light to be accurately focussed and distributed. This in turn facilitates significantly greater optical performance.
High Efficiency Plasma (HEP) technology is a new and unique genre of electrodeless, radio frequency (RF) driven lighting invented by Ceravision. The unique design of Ceravision's proprietary plasma burner allows the efficient collection and distribution of the light produced. In practical terms, this will result in a significant reduction of energy usage and capital expenditure to light any given area.
This proprietary electrodeless lighting system uses radio frequency in the microwave range to create a high intensity plasma discharge and comprises four integrated elements:
- Quartz RF resonator/plasma burner (the ‘lamp’).
- Transition unit (the system that couples the RF energy from the source into the resonator).
- RF microwave source.
- AC/DC power supply.
The resonator/burner contains an inert gas and metal halide salts. RF microwave energy resonating within the lamp ionizes the gas to form a plasma that combines with the metal halide to vaporize the metal halide salts, emitting an intense, bright light. This method of producing light has proved to be extremely efficient, using less energy to make more light of a better quality.
Future Markets & Applications
Energy efficiency is a global driver within many markets and Ceravision’s core technology has the ability to address these markets. Due to the flexible nature of the technology we are able to facilitate a variety of power levels (400 W to 2.0 kW) and spectra ranging from visible to UV light.
Ceravision’s High Efficiency Plasma (HEP) light is particularly suited to medium and high power applications. The light is emitted from a very small source, which enables Ceravision to accurately focus and distribute the light. This in turn facilitates significantly greater optical performance.
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