Irradiation for Boroscopy – light for a reliable insight
Irradiation for boroscopy must offer one thing above all else, namely maximum reliability.
Boroscopy is used in particular in the aviation industry as part of maintenance work on turbines, engines and other technical equipment.
To enable complex repairs to be completed with complete success the irradiation lamps used for boroscopy must have high luminance and an excellent color rendering index (CRI). HXP Mercury Short Arc Lamps and XBO Short Arc Lamps are both high quality lamps used in borescopes.
Short Arc mercury vapor lamps are gas discharge lamps in which the discharge arc burns in an atmosphere of mercury vapor at high pressure. OSRAM offers a selection of short-arc lamps with outputs ranging from 120 W to 200 W, equipped with a reflector. For boroscopy OSRAM HXP lamps are used because they combine outstanding quality with long life.
HXP lamps are short arc lamps in which the discharge fires in an atmosphere of mercury vapour under high pressure. However, a cold lamp does not contain overpressure. HXP lamps generate principally UV and visible light, including a significant portion of red light. Owing to the short arc and elliptical reflector they provide efficient light coupling into fiber-optic systems, and excel by way of their extremely long service life.
HXP Mercury Short Arc Lamps available at Planet Bulb:
XBO lamps are short arc lamps in which the discharge arc burns in an atmosphere of pure xenon gas at high pressure. OSRAM offers a wide range of xenon short-arc lamps that meet the high demands of boroscopy.