Xenon definition

A type of projection lamp that is balanced for daylight and is very bright.  It cannot replace an arch lamp or tungsten lamp.  Instead, a xenon needs another lamp housing on the projector.   It is best with color film to request that a lab create a print that is balanced for xenon since it is balanced for daylight.  The print is often referred to as a “5,400 print” because this is the color temperature of daylight.