The 1950's and 1960's were the golden days of slides and movies. Most of the 35mm color film used during this time was either Kodachrome or Ektachrome slide film. The film and processing was less expensive than having color prints made, and resulted in many a baby boomer being subjected to a slide presentation of their relative's vacation trip. Movies at the time were either 8mm, Super 8mm or 16mm. Because of their popularity, almost every family had a slide or movie projector, or both. In schools it was commonplace to use filmstrip and overhead transparency projectors for teaching. Due to the rise of minilabs, video, and now digital, the use of these projectors has diminished. But suppose you want to have your slides scanned to CD, or home movies transferred to DVD, and would like to preview them beforehand? You will need to get your hands on a projector. Chances are good that the lamp may be burned out. This is where we come in. We probably have the largest selection of vintage slide and movie projection lamps in the area. Over forty years of being in business, plus the acquisition of bulbs from several other defunct camera stores in the area has provided us with a large variety.
How do you determine which bulb you need?
There are several ways. If you are lucky, the projector may have a plate on the inside that gives you the type of bulb it uses. It should include the wattage and voltage, as well as a three letter ANSI code, such as DFE, DEK, or ELH. If the projector does not have a plate, you may find the ANSI code printed on the bulb itself. Then, check our current listing to see if we have the bulb you need. If so, check with us for pricing. If you don't see the one you need, contact us for assistance. Over the years, many manufacturers combined two or more bulbs into one, so there may be a substitute for the original bulb. If we do not have it in stock, we may be able to order it for you. If you are unable to determine which bulb you need, contact us with the make and model of the projector, as well as any information you may have about the bulb, and we will assist you.
We do accept all major credit cards. Our standard shipping carrier is FedEx Ground, but expedited shipping is available.