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​
  • HMI DIGITAL products offer enhanced performance for high-speed digital film applications

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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 offers superior technology, including UV-Stop, HMI DIGITAL, and HMI EVENT.


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 and EVENT lamps have UV-Stop capability. View product details for each HMI product family below.



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 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

OSRAM offers a broad and versatile portfolio of HMI lamps to meet the increasing demands of the Film and TV industry.


Single end HMI lamps offering daylight color with reduced flicker operation on high frequency ballasts.

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HMI® Single-End (other)

Traditional single end HMI lamps reliably bringing true color to the film and TV industry.

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HMI® Double-End

High performance double end HMI lamps with enhanced heat dissipating technology.

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HMI for Studio Lighting



  • Studio, Film & TV
  • Professional Photography


  • Solar Simulation


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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