Short arc lamps are used extensively for medical, scientific and industrial lighting needs. Lite Source Inc. carries HBO lamps (mercury short arc), XBO lamps (xenon short arc) and HTI lamps (reflectorized). The luminous arc created by these lamps are very small and create an almost perfect source of light. Mercury short arc lamps are typically used in fluorescent and inspection microscopy, fiber optic light sources, optical comparator and UV curing. These type of lamps offer a high radiant power in both the UV and visible range. Xenon short arc lamps feature an extremely high light output and color temperature of about 6000K and a CRI of over 95. These xenon lamps are typically used in endoscopy, fiber optic light sources, microscopy, surgical illumination and other minimally invasive surgical procedures. HMI and HTI lamps can be found in medical fiber optics and endoscopy applications.