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Cinema Lamps

Everyone enjoys going to the cinema to see the latest films. Today, digital projection is revolutionizing the way people experience the movies. Who can forget the powerful images from 3D films?


These images are made possible by digital projection systems equipped with digital cinema lamps. Our lamps are used worldwide to light movie screens for the entertainment of Millions of people. Our Digital Cinema lamps are officially certified and approved for use in Barco, NEC and Sony projectors. In addition to high product quality and reliability, our dedicated team of well-trained technical specialists, sales and customer support officers is fully committed to delivering you the best service in the cinema industry.


Philips cinema lamps team

A video about Philips Cinema lamps

A world of expertise

At our factory, dedicated to the development and production of Cinema Xenon lamps, we employ only the most highly qualified operators to produce all our short arc digital lamps. Together with expertise from our glass manufacturing and engineering specialists in other divisions of Philips, this ensures our lamps are manufactured to the highest quality.
Lamp sealing process

Precision engineering

All our lamps are US-made with the utmost precision, employing the latest technologies and techniques. From the electrodes and connectors to clever sealing technologies, just ten to twelve specialists will be involved in the manufacture of a typical lamp. Each lamp is individually tested to check that it ignites properly and that its electrical characteristics meet the specifications. 100% Inspections are built into the manufacturing process at multiple stages to ensure its highest quality before it is released. Moreover, the latest vision systems are employed to provide active operator feedback to ensure complete uniformity. Extensive training and certification is required before our operators can produce digital cinema lamps.
Lamp sealing process
Operator sealing a xenon lamp

Operator sealing a xenon lamp. Most lamp manufacturing operations are performed on specialized glassworking lathes.
Overview of Philips cinema lamp sealing operation

Overview of lamp sealing operation, showing vision systems which provide real time feedback to the operator of arc gap and electrode concentricity.
Inspection of the thickness of the electrode glass seal

The thickness of the electrode glass seal assemblies are 100% inspected using a high accuracy digital microscope, to ensure all assemblies are built within specification.
Installation of metal fittings on the end of the lamp.

Installation of metal fittings on the end of the lamp. The metal fittings are unique to each model of digital and film projector and are held in place by compression rings. The dimension from the cathode end base and cathode tip is carefully controlled to ensure the cathode tip is in the focal point of the reflectors inside the projector.
Close-up of lamp Xenon gas filling process

Close-up of lamp Xenon gas filling process.
Philips Cinema Xenon lamps  are 100% tested

Philips Cinema Xenon lamps are 100% tested.

Why our customers work with us

Worldwide approval


Philips Cinema Xenon lamps have been specially designed to provide the optimum performance from today’s digital projection equipment. All our lamps are certified and approved for use in Barco, NEC and Sony projectors.


Read why our customers chose Philips Cinema lamps


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“The key to our success is to partner with companies who are proactive rather than reactive. We appreciate the support we get from Philips and consider them a valuable partner.”


Dan Huerta, VP Digital Cinema Technology at AMC Theatres

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As distributor of one of the biggest cinema chains in Puerto Rico, Carribean Cinemas, we are fully committed to making each visit to our theater special. It is definitely with reason that we have reached almost 100% conversion to Digital Cinema. As part of our commitment to create the best cinema experience, we have taken several months to assess the quality of the Philips Digital Cinema Xenon lamps. During this extensive testing we have concluded that the Philips Digital Cinema Xenon lamps offer the best quality and value for money in the market. Moreover, the recently improved cathode has further increased their luminosity. Without doubt this has resulted into a strong partnership that is already lasting for more than eight years.


Vilma Benitez, Vice President of Operations - Miami, Florida

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"Specialized in Cinema and AV-technology, we have gained a reputation for offering the best quality level and know-how. Not only do we personally commit to this, but also require the same from our suppliers. Lamps are a key component of cinema projectors. Long lifetime, constant high brightness, reliability and meaningful innovations are all important aspects for a seamless movie projection and satisfied customers. In Philips we have found a reliable and competent partner on all aspects, sharing our passion for moving images."

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Philips Cinema lamps news

An XDC 6500 BI

New Digital Cinema lamp

Philips has just released a new xenon lamp model specifically designed for the IMAX Gen III (Barco) projection system. This new lamp model, the XDC 6500BI, has a rated maximum power of 6.5 kW and a broad operating range to accommodate a wide range of screen sizes and formats. The XDC 6500BI features exceptional arc stability, long life and robust construction. This new model further extends Philips broad range of digital cinema xenon lamps.

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Philips stand at the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV) held in Beijing, China

Philips @ BIRTV

In August, Philips participated in the Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV) held in Beijing, China. BIRTV is the top exhibition in China for the radio, film and TV industry. China is the fastest growing cinema market in the world, with an estimated 18 new screens being added every day. At the show, Philips introduced its new lamp for IMAX projectors, and further expanded its contacts and relationships with the major exhibitors and dealers.
Philips stand at the CineEurope exhibition held in Barcelona , Spain

Philips @ CineEurope

In June, Philips had a presence at the CineEurope exhibition in Barcelona, Spain. CineEurope is the largest European exhibition and conference dedicated to the cinema industry. Philips had meetings with key European exhibitors and dealers.