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Xenon lamps and sunlight simulation

  1. Dec 16, 2016 #1
    Hello,

    Would a set of inexpensive xenon lamps purchased at the hardware store simulate sunlight pretty well in terms of spectrum (visible and IR) and intensity?

    Solar simulators are expensive devices but I wonder if I can get by with an array of less costly xenon lamps.

    thanks
     
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  3. Dec 16, 2016 #2

    Baluncore

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    What type of xenon lamp? xenon filled, or xenon arc?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenon_lamp

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenon_arc_lamp
     
  4. Dec 18, 2016 #3

    jim hardy

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    cheap ones are likely just incandescent. As Baluncore points out you need to find out what they are then research them.

    See if this resource is of any help in familiarizing yourself with the terminology.
    http://assets.newport.com/webDocuments-EN/images/12298.pdf
    a snippet from page 10 of 32
    XenonLampSpectrum.jpg

    old jim
     
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