Side by Side Comparisons of Induction Lighting Systems in the Market
Factors
AMKO ILS (Current)
AMKO
(Old)
Leading Chinese OEM
LVD
Chinese clones
Effects
Bulb - Manufacturing Outsourced, flexible but AMKO owns all the technology and patents Fully integrated from bulb to fixture Fully integrated from bulb to fixture Partially integrated, buys fixtures and larger wattage bulbs Prototype and resellers Production know-how, volume guarantee, and this leads to economies of scale and leverage
Bulb - Glass Proprietary technology Proprietary technology Proprietary technology Quartz N/A Lumens performance, color spectrum and UV ray absorption 
 
Bulb - CCT Regularity Consistent Consistent Consistent Consistent Inconsistent Quality batch production
Bulb - Performance 10% plus 0% 10% minus 10% minus 20% minus Performance consistency, CCT RA index, lumens output
Bulb - Coating defects None None None None Uneven coating, pinholes, hot spots Production know-how, overall quality process and controls
Bulb - Phosphor Qualified Domestic Japan Brand Name Generic Domestic Generic Domestic Cheapest Domestic Performance consistency, CCT, RA index, lumens output
 
Reflector - Coating Top global brand
(Zero Glare coatings)
93%-95% aluminum or Nanoflex 90% aluminum 90% aluminum Generic reflectors not designed for induction lighting Luminaire efficiency and light distribution, accuracy and consistency when compared to IES
Fixture - Manufacturing Taiwanese supplier, Taiwanese supplier in China and Chinese suppliers Taiwanese supplier, Taiwanese supplier in China and Chinese suppliers Chinese suppliers Chinese suppliers Chinese suppliers Heat dissipation and durability
Fixture - Coating Teflon and Photocatalyst coating available Teflon and Photocatalyst coating available None None None Durability and corrosion resistance
Magnet Core Taiwan - precision cut - coming soon in fourth qtr Korean - rough cut Korean - rough cut Chinese - rough cut Chinese - rough cut Performance and EMI
 
Heat Sink Aluminum extrusion with shield, smooth finish, tools free design Aluminum extrusion with shield, smooth finish Aluminum extrusion with shield, poor finish Aluminum stamping with shield Aluminum stamping or extrusion, poor finish Heat sink effectiveness and ease of use, time to assemble, and maintenance requirement
Generator - Capacitor Top global brand x2 
(105°C 7000h)
Global brand name x2 
(105°C 7000h)
Global brand name x2 
(105°C 7000h)
Generic x2 
(105°C 2000h)
Cheapest x1 
(Rating N/A)
Lifespan
 
Generator - Components Fully Digital and on Chip Analog design Analog design Analog design Analog design Precision, EMI, noise and stability
 
Generator - Dimming 30% group 50% group 50% group 50% group No dimming Greater energy savings potential
 
Generator - Dimming steps 1% stepless 10% increments 10% increments Two / three presets N/A Aesthetics and motorist safety
 
Generator - Hours 110k Hours MTBF 50k Hours 50k Hours 50k Hours 50k Hours Manufacturer claims
Controlling Device

LonWorks
DALI
0-10V
Digital Input/Output

LonWorks
DALI
1-10V

DALI
1-10V
Wireless proprietary N/A More flexibility in choice, easier to implement, lowest cost
 
Reputation Highest recognition Highest recognition Good recognition Poor recognition None  
Certification CE, RoHS, UL, cUL, CCC, CNS, CISPR, CSA, TUV CE, UL, cUL, CCC, CSA CE, UL, cUL, CCC, CSA UL, CCC None Assurance for quality and legality, EMI certification, environmental requirements
Customers (End Users) Fortune 100 corporations and government entities Fortune 100 corporations and government entities Fortune 500 corporations and government entities Russia
Middle East
Africa
New Chinese Entrants

(North American customers who used LVD products are liable for damages as Osram won the patent infringement lawsuits)
Russia
Middle East
Africa
New Chinese Entrants

No customers in the USA - cannot produce and cannot ship
 
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