To learn more about this xenon lighting, let us compare it with the other types of lighting such as incandescent, halogen, or fluorescent lighting types. The result is that xenon lighting has managed to closely resemble daylight. One example taken from halogen that it tends to be very hot, which is why the use of halogen in video production can be "evilish".
To learn more about this xenon lighting, let us compare it with the other types of lighting such as incandescent, halogen, or fluorescent lighting types. The result is that xenon lighting has managed to closely resemble daylight. One example taken from halogen that it tends to be very hot, which is why the use of halogen in video production can be “evilish”.
In other words, it supplies the kind of lighting needed. Unfortunately, halogen lights do not last long which is why these need to be replaced nearly every after photo or production shoot. On the other hand, the vast majority of xenon bulbs can last up to 20,000 hours maximum. This will explain why Imax theaters have switched to this technology.
Xenon can also be differentiated visually, because other than the inside of the bulb is cooler than incandescent but warmer than halogen, it also uses less energy than the other types; which is done by infusing the bulb with xenon gas. In theory, you can put the same gas in a halogen and produce the same result, but regarding to lifetime, halogen still has the shortest lifespan of all the lighting type.
As it is the closest to the original daylight, xenon is the leader of its kind as far as its technology application. It can also be used as the replacement of other form of artificial lighting, as long as the same voltage is used, example: 12V to 12V. This xenon technology was initially developed in Germany somewhere in the 1940s, and it had found its earliest use in movie projection.
Its first major consumer breakthrough happened in 1991, where it was used commonly for headlamps in cars. After that, its use has grown steadily from time to time. It is very common to see it used in cabinets, tables, ceilings, walls, strobe lights for the disco, or in video projection. It is everywhere, and it is going nowhere.
To sum up, its transformation into the mainstream use is one of the fastest of all time. The use of this ionized gas to imitate daylight has developed greatly and comes to an affordable price if compared to other expensive technologies that has been scalable.
But it still has its own disadvantages. It still needs a high voltage to start, even though it is necessarily a low voltage lighting technology. It means that the power supply must be versatile enough to cope with these exceptions. Other than that, it is probably still the most dependable and it has earned the right to rule the mainstream.
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