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Colin Fish
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 - posted May 09, 2019 01:31 PM      Profile for Colin Fish   Email Colin Fish   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As an option to replace a xenon lamp, would I be better looking at an HID bulb or an MSD?

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted May 10, 2019 03:15 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Colin
Perhaps some more information would be useful, such as what make/model projector, and present lamp used.

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Colin Fish
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 - posted May 10, 2019 05:19 AM      Profile for Colin Fish   Email Colin Fish   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Maurice, I have converted my xenon lamphouse to using a 36v 400w halogen with the help of Graham Ritchie. This lamp is quite good. I have noticed the rise in popularity of the HID which I believe you have converted. Also of interest is the HSD which looks like a mini xenon. I have been advised to be careful where I source the ballast because some of the cheaper ones overheat. I fancy trying the Philips HSD 200/250 but need to find a good ballast to go with it. Also the ballast you use is I believe no longer available. It would be useful to find a supplier which can supply both. The HSD could also be used in Elf machines I would have thought. Sorry if I'm rambling!

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Maurice Leakey
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Colin
You still haven't said what projector/model you are using. Is it a 16mm or perhaps 35mm?

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Colin Fish
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Sorry Maurice, it's 35mm.

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Maurice Leakey
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Thank you, Colin
35mm is out of my realm. Sorry.
Last worked at Odeon Weston-super-Mare 4-screen in 2001.
Worked from 1952 for Odeon, first carbon arcs, then Xenon. At one period our mini cinema had an Eiki EX-1500 16mm Xenon with 6000ft long play attachment.
I never had to change a Xenon, that was the Chief's job!

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Simon McConway
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 - posted May 10, 2019 12:07 PM      Profile for Simon McConway   Email Simon McConway   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Come and see a projector that has been converted to HID being used this weekend at Big Screen Time.

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Colin Fish
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Thanks Simon, I hope to.

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