lamphouse


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lamphouse

[′lamp‚hau̇s]
(engineering)
The light housing in a motion picture projector, located behind the projector head ordinarily consisting of a carbon arc lamp operating on direct current at about 60 volts, a concave reflector behind the arc which collects the light and concentrates it on the film, and cooling devices.
A box with a small hole containing an electric lamp and a concave mirror behind it, used as a concentrated source of light in a microscope, photographic enlarger, or other instrument.