US 3180981 A
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A ril 27, 1965 H. ULFFERS AIR COOLED PROJECTION LAMP Filed Oct. 5, 1962 United States Patent 2 Claims. (Cl. 240-47 The invention relates to improvements in projection lamps provided with air cooling means and particularly is directed to a projection lamp which employs as a source of light a high pressure gas discharge lamp whose ignition device is arranged in the lamp housing so as to be subjected to the cooling effect of an air current passing through the lamp housing.
It is an object of the invention to provide a novel method and novel means for effectively cooling not only the high pressure gas discharge lamp in the lamp housing, but also the ignition device and the connecting terminals on the lamp "and the ignition device. This is accomplished by providing means for directing a cooling air current over the ignition device-whereby this cooling air currrent preferably is concentrated upon the HF terminal of the ignition device-to the lamp bulb and the reflecting mirrors associated therewith and from there to a suction discharge opening or channel in the top of the lamp housing.
Another object of the invention is to produce a cooling air currrent by making use of the thermal ascension somewhat preheated which is very favorable for a cool-.
ing of the high pressure gas discharge lamp because the latter will not be hit by an excessively cool air current which would decrease the light capacity relatively to the electricity consumption.
With these and other objects in view the invention will now be described in greater detail with reference to the accompanying drawing, in which:
FIG. 1 illustrates diagrammatically in a side elevational view and with certain parts in section and other parts broken away, an air cooled projection lamp employing a high pressure gas discharge lamp and an ignition device therefor, and
FIG. 2 illustrates a tubular connecting terminal between the ignition device and the lamp and which may be employed in FIG. 1 in place of the connecting terminal provided with the cooling fins.
Referring to FIG. 1, a lamp housing 1 is provided in its rear wall 2 with air inlet apertures 3 and with a vertical partition wall 4 dividing the interior of the lamp housing 1 into a front compartment 5 and a rear compartment 6. The top of the lamp housing 1 is provided with an upwardly directed tubular air discharge channel '7 in which is arranged a suitable suction blower 8 for assisting in the exhaust of the air from the interior of aisassi Patented Apr. 27, 1965 ice the housing 1. In the rearcompartment 6 is arranged anignition device 9. The front compartment 5 has mounted therein the main reflecting mirror 10, the high pressure gas discharge lamp 11 and the auxiliary reflecting mirror 12 with their respective supporting accessories 13.
The ignition device 9 is connected with its HF ter- 7 minal 15 to a conductor 16 leading to the lower terminal 17 of the high pressure gas discharge lamp 11. This HF terminal 15 is provided with cooling fins 18 to facilitate the heat radiation. As illustrated in FIG. 2, a somewhat modified HF terminal may consist of a tubular member 150 provided with apertures 19 in its wall.
The lower portion of the partition 4 is provided with a cut-out 20 through which passes the conductor 16. This cut-out 20 is of sufiicient size that it also permits to pass therethrough the main portion of the air currrent which 1. This main portion of the air current passes overthe ignition device 9, is concentrated upon the HF terminal 15 before it passes through the cut-out 2t) and then passes upwardly along the reflecting mirrors 10 and 12 and the lamp 11 and finally is discharged from the lamp housing 1 by way of the channel 7 with the assistance of the suction blower 8.
A secondary air cooling currrent passes directly from the inlet apertures 3 through the upper portion of the compartment 6 and then through the discharge channel 7 and in this manner vents the compartment 6 containing the ignition device 9.
What I claim is:
l. The combination with a projection lamp housing having front, side and rear walls connected by a top wall, said front Wall being provided with a light emission opening, of a substantially vertical partition spaced between said front and rear walls separating said housing into a front compartment and a rear compartment, a high pressure gas discharge lamp in said front compartment, a reflector in front of said partition for projecting light rays through said light emission opening in said front wall, an ignition device with a HP terminal in said rear compartment connected to said lamp, said high frequency 7 terminal being arranged to extend through a cut-out in whereby a cooling circulatory air currrent is caused to pass first over said ignition device in said rear compartment and its HF terminal and then through said cut-out and upwardly over said high pressure gas discharge lamp and finally through said air exhaust channel.
'2. The combination with a projection lamp housing having front, side and rear walls connected by a top wall, a light emission opening in said front wall, of a substantially vertical partition between said front and rear walls separating said housing into a front compartment and a rear compartment, a high pressure gas discharge lamp in said front compartment, a reflector for directing light rays from said lamp through said light emission opening, an ignition device with a HP terminal in said rear compartment, the lower end of said partition havinga slot adjacent the lower portion of the housing for permitting the passage of an electric conductor from said HF termi- References flirted by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS Dale 339112 Blohm 88-24 Greppin 240--1.4 Critoph et a1 24047 Streich 24047 Wilton 8824 13 NGRTON ANSHER, Primary Examiner.
I. SCHNALL, Examiner.