Monday, February 15, 2010

Choice of Light Source for Borescope Inspection

Metal halide lamps, a member of the high-intensity discharge (HID) family of lamps, produce high light output for their size, making them a compact, powerful, and efficient light source.
Illumination of areas under inspection is very important. Here is the choice between halogen, xenon, metal halide and LED lighting. Each light source technology has its advantages and disadvantages. 

A halogen lamp is an incandescent lamp in that is affordable but produces yellowish light.
A Xenon lamp is another type of lamp that produces a vivid white light with a high color temperature and volume but is large and heavy.

LED lighting is becoming more popular as the technology improves its ability to produce sufficient light. 

If you need portability and small size of light source you may pay attention to LED powered videoscopes while when you require to inspect large gas turbines you would prefer a videoscope powered by a metal halide lamp. 

If you're looking for a convenient borescope light source you can find a good selection at light source category page.