Eindhoven, The Netherlands and Baldwin Park, California - Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) today announced that the U.S. Patent Office has issued a patent to Philips for its innovative Helios® xenon lamp technology. Designed as direct replacements for standard xenon lamps in film cinema applications, Helios lamps can provide up to 30% more light on the screen with no reflector or lens changes and no lamp house modifications. Helios lamps are available in a wide range of wattages and configurations to fit all leading film projectors.
Helios lamps can be used in two ways to reduce an exhibitor's total cost of ownership:
- Provide equivalent light on the screen using a lower wattage Helios lamp. For example, a Helios 4.2 kw lamp running at 4.2 kW can achieve the same light output on the screen as a 5 kW or 6 kW standard lamp running at full power. This provides lower energy costs and cooling requirements and allows the use of a lower cost lamp.
- Provide more light on the screen at the same power consumption. For example, a standard 3 kW can be replaced with a Helios 3 kW lamp running at 3 kW and up to 30% more light will be available on screen. This provides an easy way to upgrade projection equipment without expensive modifications.
Helios lamps are already in wide use by major film exhibitors around the world.
The complete Philips Cinema Xenon lamp range will be displayed at ShoWest, Philips booth #1216-1218. ShoWest will be held from March 30th until April 2nd at Bally's & Paris in Las Vegas.