HMI® Metal Halide Lamps

Reliably bringing true color to the film and TV industry

HMI Lamp Family

Key Features and Benefits

  • High intensity light providing true color performance with a CRI>90
  • Enhanced safety with UV-Stop (UVS) feature on select HMI single-end lamps
  • Longer life with heat dissipating round moly-foil design on lamps ≥ 6000W
  • Mechanically robust with eXtreme Seal (XS) technology, up to 450°C at the pinch seal​
  • Capable of hot restrike ignition
  • High color stability with average changes in color temperature during lamp life only 1°K/hr
  • Dimmable down to 40% with stable color using many electronic ballasts
  • High energy efficiency providing up to 100 LPW​
  • Enhanced HMI technologies offered including the new HMI DIGITAL and HMI STUDIO

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Technology Highlights

OSRAM has gained industry recognition for the invention and continuous improvement of HMI® lamps, receiving an OSCAR® in 1987 and a PRIME TIME EMMY® Engineering Award in 2007. Today, OSRAM also offers new technology improvements including HMI UVS (UV-Stop), HMI DIGITAL, HMI STUDIO and HMI EVENT.

HMI UVS (UV-Stop)

HMI® UVS (UV-Stop)

OSRAM HMI UVS technology incorporates a doped UV-stop quartz outer jacket, which reduces UV-B and UV-C emissions up to 99.9% without compromising performance. Recognizable in most cases by an orange base, lamps with UVS help to protect film crews and talent from harmful ultraviolet radiation. The UVS lamp designation will be transitioned to our new HMI DIGITAL line, which include all of the same form, fit and function along with improved operation at high frequency. All HMI DIGITAL, STUDIO and EVENT lamps have UV-Stop capability. View product details for each HMI product family below.

HMI DIGITAL

HMI® DIGITAL

For high-speed digital film applications, HMI® DIGITAL supplies flicker-free light when used in modes of 1000Hz and higher with high-speed electronic ballasts. All lamps with the DIGITAL name offer high performance daylight color, include UVS technology and are versatile for use in both analog and digital productions. The HMI DIGITAL family of lamps are directly replacing the former UVS line of products.

HMI Director Series

HMI® STUDIO

HMI® STUDIO delivers all the high performance qualities of HMI DIGITAL in warm-white color without the need for CTO filters or separate tungsten fixtures. Highly efficient, these lamps provide 2 times the brightness of tungsten halogen lamps of the same wattage.

HMI Event

HMI® EVENT

OSRAM HMI® EVENT single-end lamps have been designed specifically for auto shows and other large-scale events. Identifiable by their black base, these lamps have improved heat resistance for high thermal requirements and a tighter range of color temperature for consistent color and brightness. They also incorporate the UV-Stop technology.

Product Details

Please view the complete list of HMI lamps in the drop down sections below.

HMI DIGITAL LAMPS

HMI® DIGITAL

HMI DIGITAL lamps provide daylight color and are designed to meet the high demands of today's film productions. Offering reduced flicker on high frequency ballasts, the DIGITAL lamps series can also be used with traditional fixtures. All HMI DIGITAL lamps offer UV-stop technology for enhanced safety. This product family is replacing the former "UVS" line of HMI products.

Product Number

Ordering Abbreviation

Wattage

Lumens

Avg. Rated Life (hrs)

55072HMI DIGITAL 200W20016,000200
55073HMI DIGITAL 400W40032,500650
55074HMI DIGITAL 575W57549,0001,000
55076HMI DIGITAL 800W80069,0001,000
55077HMI DIGITAL 1200W1200110,0001,000
55078HMI DIGITAL 1800W1800165,000750

* Higher wattage versions coming soon.

HMI STUDIO LAMPS

HMI® STUDIO

HMI STUDIO lamps offer a warm-white color temperature, enhancing versatility on the film set, while also offering 2x the brightness of traditional halogen lamps.

Product Number

Ordering Abbreviation

Wattage

Lumens

Avg. Rated Life (hrs)

55176HMI STUDIO 200W20010,800200
55177HMI STUDIO 400W40026,400600
55178HMI STUDIO 575W57532,4001,000
55179HMI STUDIO 800W80047,3001,000
HMI Single End Lamps

HMI® Single-End Lamps (other)

OSRAM HMI® single-end lamp family continues to offer the best in HMI quality. Many types include UVS (UV-stop) technology for enhanced safety. HMI Lamps ≥ 6000W are also designed with our unique round moly-foil that more evenly distributes heat and current, providing lamp life increases on average of 25%.

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Product
Number

Product
Description

Wattage

Lumens

Avg.
Rated
Life (hrs)

53977HMI 200W/SE UVS20016,000200
53974HMI 575W EVENT57549,0001,000
53975HMI 1200W EVENT1200110,0001,000
54070HMI 2500W/SE/XS2500240,000500
54321HMI 4000W/SE/XS4000380,000500
54099HMI 6000W/SE/XS6000600,000500
54464HMI 9000W/SE/XS9000875,000400
54113HMI 12000W/SE/XS12,0001,150,000500
54324HMI 18000W/SE GX5118,0001,600,000350
HMI Double End Lamps

HMI® Double-End Lamps

OSRAM HMI® double-end lamp family offers excellent reliability. Enhanced heat dissipating technologies and compression seal bases are additional benefits offered on types ≥ 6000W, offering lamp life increases of 25% on average.

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Product Number

Product Description

Wattage

Lumens

Avg. Rated Life (hrs)

54313HMI 575W/DXS57549,0001,000
55139HMI 1200W/DXS1200110,0001,000
54068HMI 2500W/S/XS2500240,000500
54265HMI 2500W/DXS2500240,000500
54314HMI 4000W/DXS4000380,000500
54315HMI 6000W/DXS6000570,000500
54316HMI 12000W/DXS12,0001,150,000500
54213HMI 18000W/DXS18,0001,700,000500
54325HMI 24000W/DXS24,0002,300,000500
HMI for Studio Lighting

Applications

Entertainment

  • Studio, Film & TV
  • Professional Photography

Industrial

  • Solar Simulation

Resources

HMI® DIGITAL and STUDIO

As the inventor of HMI® technology, OSRAM continues to innovate with the introduction of both HMI® DIGITAL and STUDIO lamps. Learn more about what these new lamps have to offer!

OSRAM Entertainment Lighting

From simple ambience to a dramatic performance, light sets the mood. Learn more about how OSRAM meets the needs of all aspects of entertainment lighting.

HMI Single-End Lamps Installation Guide

OSRAM HMI lamps are famous for their quality and performance. In this installation video, we will provide a step-by-step demonstration of how to change the OSRAM HMI single-ended lamp in an entertainment lighting fixture.

HMI Double-End Lamps Installation Guide

OSRAM HMI lamps are famous for their quality and performance. In this installation video, we will provide a step-by-step demonstration of how to change the OSRAM HMI double-ended lamp in an entertainment lighting fixture.

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