Posted by: juliegriffey | July 14, 2014

How do I find the right bulb for my slit lamp, projector or other optical machine?

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The Amcon catalog makes it easy to find the right bulb for your optical machine

In the Amcon catalog, we dedicate 8 pages to our line of bulbs for all your optical machines. This adds up to over 100 bulbs which can be a bit overwhelming when you are trying to pick the exact one which works with your machine.  For this reason we have tried to take the guesswork out of ordering the right bulb.

Probably the easiest way to find the correct bulb for your machine is to go to the Amcon web site and type in the brand and model number of your machine, and or the machine type.  This will bring up the associated bulb.  With clear pictures and extensive descriptions you should be able to confidently pick out the right bulb for your machine, especially if you are holding on to the bulb you are replacing.

If you happen to still have the original bulb packaging, and (if you purchased the bulb from Amcon), the Amcon product number will be on the box.   If you don’t have the original bulb packaging, you still may be able to identify the bulb ID code from the  manufacturer as it is often stamped on the bulb base.  You can search for either of these codes on the Amcon web site and quickly pull up the bulb.

The Amcon print catalog is also really useful for identifying the right bulb for your machine.  Most bulb images are displayed to scale.  (Some bulbs are very small and displaying them to scale would make them difficult to identify.)  Either way, for each bulb, accurate dimensions are listed, and a ruler is printed on the bottom of the page so you can measure the bulb in hand to double check your dimensions.

It appears that we have been successful in helping our customers identify the correct bulb.  Our customer service rep, Courtney, reported that rarely do we see a bulb return due to a customer purchasing the incorrect bulb.

Didn’t know Amcon carried an extensive line of bulbs for slit lamps, ophthalmoscopes, projectors and more?  Be sure to check out our web site next time you need a bulb for one of your optical machines.  If you don’t see the one you need listed on our web site or in our catalog, we may be able to special order it for you.



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