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Short Arc Mercury

mercury short arc light bulbs

ProLampSales offers a wide selection of short arc mercury light bulbs. Find the mercury short arc lamp you need easier by selecting from one of the categories below. If you do not see what you are looking for, call 800.784.1998 to speak with one of our lighting specialists. In most cases, we can find the short arc mercury light bulb you need at a competitive price.

About Short Arc Mercury Lighting

Short arc mercury lamps are used in a wide range of specialty devices. They typically have a compact profile, making them small enough to install in various types of commercial and consumer equipment.

Projector Lamps

Also known as ultra high pressure lamps, short arc mercury light bulbs were original developed by Philips for use in projection devices for commercial and homeowner use. These lamps differ from metal halide bulbs in that they use only mercury.

The multi-spectrum output of ultra high pressure mercury lamps provide projection users with high light output and image quality. Compared to incandescent or halogen lamps that might only last a few hundred hours, high quality bare projector bulbs can last several thousand hours of usage.

The low cost of replacement projector lamps, relative to replacing the entire projector, makes it easy and affordable for projector owners to extend the lives of their equipment by many years. OEM and aftermarket manufacturers of projector lamp modules and bare bulbs now exist, providing a range of light quality, lamp lifetime, and warranties.

Moving Head Lamps

For stage and studio lighting, mercury short arc lamps are used in a wide range of moving head fixtures. Similar to their use in projectors, the bulbs offer a wide range of benefits, including high luminance, long lifetime, and easy lamp replacement.

Replacement mercury lamps for moving heads are installed into the reflector and base that the fixture requires, making it quick and easy to replace the bulbs. Because any given stage show many require numerous moving head fixtures, easy, lightweight, and compact bulb replacements are essential, while ensuring the fixture provides a stable light output with high luminance.

Scientific & Medical Applications

Short arc mercury lamps are used in the semiconductor lithography industry due to the radiation emitted in the blue, violet, and ultraviolet spectral range. Microlithography equipment is utilized to manufacture microchips, Liquid Crystal Displays, and Printed Circuit Boards.

In addition to microlithography, these bulbs are used in equipment for various medical and scientific lighting applications, including the following:

  • Microscopes
  • Laboratory & Analysis Machines
  • Ultraviolet Curing
  • Fiber Illumination
  • Solar Simulation

The broad spectral distribution of light in the visible and ultraviolet ranges makes short arc mercury lamps versatile. Depending on the bulb, enhanced UV characteristics may also be available. They come in a wide range of wattages, from 50 to over 2,000.

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