Xenon lamps are a type of high-intensity discharge (HID) lamp that produces light by using an electric arc. The lamp contains a small amount of xenon, a noble gas that is chemically inert and does not react easily with other elements.
When electricity passes through the tube, it ionizes the xenon gas, causing it to glow bright white. Xenon lamps produce light similar to daylight and have a high color rendering index (CRI), making them ideal for a variety of applications, including automotive headlights, movie projectors, and industrial lighting.
Xenon lamps usually require a ballast to regulate the current and provide the high voltage needed to start the arc. The ballast also helps maintain a stable arc during operation, which helps improve lamp efficiency and life.
Overall, Xenon lamps are a popular choice for applications requiring high intensity, high quality lighting, and their unique properties make them ideal for a variety of professional applications.