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post #31 of 387
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Originally Posted by Stu Fisher View Post

The manufacture posted an article regarding their xenon tehnology being showcased at CEDIA 2005.
Here is the link: http://optoelectronics.perkinelmer.c...deo+Projection
I didn't find the specific bulb listed at the site. I would guess the bulb is only available to Sony. Does anyone know differently?

Wow! According to this article the life expectancy of the Cermax bulb in the Ruby is 4000 hours.

"In addition to requiring less cooling, it also
extends the lifetime of the lamp, now at an unprecedented 4K hours."

How many people have replaced their bulbs, and at how many hours?
post #32 of 387
They may last 4,000 but at what level or how dim will it be?
post #33 of 387
A friend here has 2,300+ hours on his original bulb and the picture has looked the same to me over the past 6 months. Not sure how long it will last but he has vowed to keep using it untill it dies (testing the hours).

Jim
post #34 of 387
At the price of these lamps we are all better off going with them until they die!
post #35 of 387
Ive taken the bulb out of its housing in hopes to track down a supplier for a DIY replacement. Ive not had the time to do so. Heres a few pics showing the numbers if someone wants to pursue this.







post #36 of 387
Interesting... There has to be someone we can go thru...
post #37 of 387
I cannot find any specs for the Ruby LMP-H400 to verify. I don't know if these can be replaced.

PerkinElmer product no.
XE420C-13FH - 400 Watt Xenon Lamp
XE420C-10FH - 400 Watt Xenon Lamp
http://optoelectronics.perkinelmer.c..._VideoProj.pdf


If someone got the guts to do it please post. How about doing a 500w XE550C-13FH with this power supply also. Maybe we can get a brighter Ruby.
http://www.eurosep.com/Dep_light/applisl/dc500weba.pdf
post #38 of 387
Looks like a custom job, doesn't resemble physically any of the bulbs shown in the catalog. Probably the closest spec wise is the XE420C-13FH but no shape or dimensions shown for that one.
post #39 of 387
At 749-1000 for replacements we have to put our heads together and figure something out!
post #40 of 387
Has anyone tried to contact Ralph at Atlas Lighting?? He came up with the G15 replacement, he might have some ideas.
post #41 of 387
I have xenon on my 35mm projector and the power supply works with bulbs from 500 to 1000 watts so I think we may have some flexibility here. The trick will be finding something that fits the case with the same contact points for the electro connections/pressure points in this case. The front ring is the positive with the chassie being the negative.
If someone finds something let me know and I will be the gini pig seeing as my cage is apart ready to accept a new bulb. I do not think a higher wattage bulb would be good because of the additional heat.
post #42 of 387
What about placing a cpu thermal compound around the higher watt bulb like artic silver http://www.xoxide.com/arcticsilver5.html or better yet watercool it lol
post #43 of 387
Hey Alan does the flange on the front of the lamp come off? I see some Xenon lamps out there that look close and that seems to be the differentiating factor.
post #44 of 387
It looks like indeed it was added and would come off but there is glue or something and I cannot break it loose. I am sure it is not needed just as long as the new bulb is reseated at the same distance. Im sure this ring served as a reference to speed things up for those on the assembly line, just pop it in and it would not go past a certain point.
post #45 of 387
Thanks Alan. I tried my lamp people with little help.
post #46 of 387
Im confident we will be able to find a substitute. I wish I had more time to devote to this. Maybe someone can contact Ralph at atlas. I think he would be a good starting point. If these bulbs were not $500 each, I would pick up a few and hook them up externally, jumper cables, to see what works and then work on making them fit within the Heat sink housing.
post #47 of 387
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Originally Posted by Alan Gouger View Post

Im confident we will be able to find a substitute. I wish I had more time to devote to this. Maybe someone can contact Ralph at atlas. I think he would be a good starting point. If these bulbs were not $500 each, I would pick up a few and hook them up externally, jumper cables, to see what works and then work on making them fit within the Heat sink housing.


How about a fund raiser of this experiment? I am sure everyone (ruby owners) has a Paypal account. Count me in if everyone is game.
post #48 of 387
Count me in to!
post #49 of 387
I'm in.

Alan - if it isn't too much trouble and if you have a caliper laying around.. could you give us some dimensions? Diameter and length.

I agree there is something out there. There is money to be made (nice little kit with "how to's") and money to be saved.
post #50 of 387
Kraig I will grab some measurements later tonight. Ill have some more time next week to devote to this and plan on ordering a few possibilities. I need to call Ralph.
post #51 of 387
Thanks for your efforts Alan. I'm willing to help in any way and I'm sure others are. Let us know how we can jump in.
post #52 of 387
Update: We found the bulb. Someone here has been tagged the gini pig and will have it next week.
If it works as it should then everyone will be given the details. Ill bow out until we hear from Mr Beta tester
post #53 of 387
Thread Starter 
Wow, This is Fantastic!

This will make a lot of Ruby owners very happy.
post #54 of 387
If you guys pull this off I will FREAK OUT with happiness!
post #55 of 387
Alan;
This is excellent news!!

I am looking forward to hearing back from Mr. BETA!
____
Axel
post #56 of 387
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Originally Posted by Axel View Post

Alan;
This is excellent news!!

I am looking forward to hearing back from Mr. BETA!
____
Axel


If this works.....I'm in for two!

Peter
post #57 of 387
Same here!
post #58 of 387
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Originally Posted by Dennis.Mitchell View Post

Wow! According to this article the life expectancy of the Cermax bulb in the Ruby is 4000 hours.

"In addition to requiring less cooling, it also
extends the lifetime of the lamp, now at an unprecedented 4K hours."

How many people have replaced their bulbs, and at how many hours?

Interesting. The blue symbol looks identical but the body seems to be longer on the Sony bulb. Maybe contacting this maker is a piece of the puzzle?
post #59 of 387
Guys,

I'm your guinea pig reporting in with new lamp installed and working. I have a few pics but am too lazy to post them and they aren't anything you haven't seen.

How much? TBD, there is a worthwile savings.
Who is selling? Alan will be putting those interested in touch with the supplier.

What I can tell you is I ordered it last Friday and had it yesterday afternoon as promised. It took me one hour to replace it. Two things of note - You will need a phillips screwdriver with at least a 6" extension. I couldn't find mine and had to go buy one. The second thing is you will need some of the fancy grease to put on the new one. I was able to rub enough off the old with my finger but it would be best to have a small tube of new grease. The supplier might be able to sell this as well, no sure though.

I recommend taking pictures of the lamp/housing setup from all sides so you know how it goes back together, lots of screw. There are 6 screws on the cover of the housing to get the sinks and lamp assembly out.

In all very straight forward and worthwile IMO. One question - I don't see how to reset the lamp timer? I have gone into the service menu and it isn't obvious. Any ideas.
post #60 of 387
Thanks Kraig you are the man. Just what we wanted to hear.
Everyone who is interested you can PM Kraig or myself for contact information
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