When looking for projection equipment lighting, it makes sense to find what
what works and has the correct specifications. And when it comes to one of
the oddest looking bulbs ever made, this one has to take the prize! It's the
CXR / CXL projector lamps. The needs of multimedia presentation has
expanded over the past decade, but there are still ordinary overhead projectors in use on a daily
basis, and they use a variety of lamps. The need for simple audience communication
will make these bulbs needed for decades to come. There are a wide variety projectors which
use the CXR / CXL lamp, and they don't all look at all the same. The main purpose for a bulb like
this is the light it puts on a surface, how well it fills out the screen space.
Sometimes these have been used in viewers and slide projectors as well.
All of the CXR / CXL projector lamps regardless of the brand, have the same shape.
The CXR / CXL
projector lamps are 50 watts and 8 volt. The color temperature is 3200K
color which is ideal for camera exposure as well. Something to keep in
about these lamps is that they have a high light output, that usually means
they have a much shorter life. The life is shorter, about 25 hours, so
it's good to turn off the lamp when it's not being used. These
also have a silvered covered top which prevents light from going out the top of the
lamp itself. It has a small reflector which is integral to the lamp
itself. Another thing to remember is when replacing these is that they are
identified by a 3 letter code on the bulb itself. You'll see it somewhere
on the back or the top if it's more like a bulb as opposed to a reflector type
lamp. Sometimes you'll see the code as CXR / CXL as described here or ENX, DYS, EVD, ELH
or something similar to that. The ANSI 3 letter code identifies that bulb
as to the shape, wattage, voltage and any other standard information.
Unlike other types of bulbs, these have some standards across various
manufacturers, the only thing that varies is quality.
In summary, CXR / CXL lamps are used specifically for the overhead projector
or viewer they operate in. Of course, you will need
projectors that will have the correct voltage
for these projector bulbs. Whatever type of projection lamp you have, you
can get what you need while
getting the most light you can for your money. We have a large inventory
of projector bulbs for nearly every type of lighting application in the field. If
you need help identifying a projector bulb, our customer service
representatives can help you determine what you have.