Cinema Digital and Film Projection


XBO® Xenon Short-Arc Lamps for Cinema Digital and Film Projection

Introduced in 1954, OSRAM XBO xenon projector lamps have become nearly as important as popcorn in movie theaters. Setting the standard for film projection, the revolutionary XBO technology was awarded an Oscar® in 1984.

The main characteristics and benefits of XBO lamps are: 

  • High luminance (point source)

  • Color temperature approx. 6000K - simulates daylight

  • Continuous spectrum in the visible range

  • High color rendering >95

  • High arc stability

  • DC operation

  • Hot restart​

XBO for Digital Cinema

Digital cinema screens are increasing worldwide. Thus film fans can enjoy pictures with sharp resolution and higher quality. With the latest generation of XBO lamps, OSRAM offers groundbreaking solutions for a great variety of digital projectors.

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XBO Xtreme Life

Thanks to our leading-edge automated manufacturing, XBO Xtreme Life lamps have up to 50% longer life than traditional XBO lamps. OSRAM is thus able to offer a longer warranty with the same maintenance service as traditional XBO lamps. XBO Xtreme Life lamps can replace equivalent wattage types, incorporate the latest high brightness technology and deliver maximum performance in demanding film projection applications where excellent arc stability and high luminance are required.

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