Dichroic reflector spotlight

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An intense, but cool light with good color rendering. The lamp is directed at a dichroic mirror that reflects visible radiation to the object for imaging while transmitting the infrared radiation through the mirror and away from the object. Dichroic coatings work well initially but can deteriorate over time causing noticeable changes in the color and wavelength distribution of the light.

Synonyms and Related Terms

dichroic lamp filter; M-16 lamp; Coolbeam lamp

Hazards and Safety

Coatings may deteriorate and change over time

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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