ellipsoidal reflector

ellipsoidal reflector

(el-ip-soi -dăl) A reflector whose surface is part of an ellipsoid. An object situated at one focus will be imaged, after reflection, at the other focus.

ellipsoidal reflector

[ə‚lip′sȯid·əl ri′flek·tər]
(optics)
A concave ellipsoidal surface from which light is specularly reflected; used in a light projector to focus rays from a light source at the near focal point onto the opposite focal point of the ellipse.
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LaGiusa also developed and patented the ellipsoidal reflector lamp.
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With the purchase of 10 VARI*LITE(R) VL1000(TM) ellipsoidal reflector spotlights, electronic retail king QVC took another step toward its goal of fully automating the studio from which its programs are broadcast 24 hours a day.
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media event tonight, Vari-Lite kicks off its participation at LDI 2001 with the debut of a ground-breaking new luminaire -- the VARI&LITE(R) VL1000(TM) ellipsoidal reflector spotlight.