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Koday Ektagraphic III projection lamp differences

I need a projector with a brighter output. I understand there was a design change in the Kodak Ektagraphic III (E3) line in mid 1996 to a brighter lamp module. I also see that the appearance of the E3 has changed. How do i make sure i am buying the brighter version/

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Re: Koday Ektagraphic III projection lamp differences

The newest style eliminated the heat absorbing lens and (I think) made the mirror do that job. This improved the light output marginally. I don't know if the new style of lamp module is still available or not. You can ask a Kodak dealer or if in the US/Canada (shipping applies) try and search for p/n 2H2256.

Alternatively you can use EXW lamps which are high brightness (though still 300 watts). However these are very expensive and have a short lamp life...15 hours I think.

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2. There is an adjustment that needs to be made after the spring is replaced or re-hooked (or just is out of adjustment. Refer to the Kodak Ektagraphic Service Manual @ the Kodak web site:
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There is a strobing line down the left center of my projected image. do you know what could be causing this?

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I'm having trouble changing the bulb in a Kodak Ektagraphic AF-1 slide projector. The bulb doesn't fit easily into the housing and I don't want to force it.

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I had same problem.
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