Three drawbacks of HID lighting
Drawbacks to using High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting.
- HID color shifting
HID lamp types tend to color shift, putting out pink, green, or purple hues of light after a period of use.
- HID lumen depreciation
HID lamps last as long as 20,000 hours or more, but their lumen output begins to depreciate after about 10,000 hours, gradually fading as it nears complete burnout.
- HID energy efficiency
There are LED replacements for HID today that use as little as 25 percent of the wattage required to burn HID lamps. There are also T5 fluorescents that require significantly less energy for similar light levels.
For more information about HID lighting, contact Pacific Lamp.