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Lamp Housing, Q Series, Adjustable Reflectors & Up to 4 Condensers
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Economical, Convective Cooled Lamp Housing

The model 60000 Series Q Lamp Housing uses convection cooling to maintain a safe operating temperature for low wattage Oriel lamps, without the loud noise or induced vibration of the typical cooling fan. This housing is popular for researchers that need an inexpensive, compact, versatile lamp housing. With the right Interface Kit and Socket Adapter, all Oriel Arc Lamps and QTH Lamps up to and including 100 W can be operated in this lamp housing. The characteristics of the output light can be changed by simply swapping the condenser lens.

Four Different Condenser Lens Options

The four condenser lens options are available with the Q Series lamp housing that differ in the type of lens used and F/# (F Number).  Additional condenser lenses can be ordered and mounted to the same lamp housing for simultaneous illumination.  See accessory table for ordering information.

  • Plano Convex: The most economic condenser lens option is available in F/1 60076 and F/1.5 60006.
  • Aspheric: This shape reduces spherical aberration more effectively than a plano-convex lens and is offered in F/0.85 60008 and F/1 67017. The front surface of an aspheric lens gradually changes in curvature from the center of the lens to the edge.

Simultaneous Illumination of Up To Four Samples Possible

The 60000 Series Q Lamp Housing contains four output ports. These output ports can remain plugged if unused, or fitted with a condenser lens assembly. If a different condenser lens assembly is mounted to each output port, four simultaneous light outputs, each of a different wavelength emission and beam characteristics can be achieved using a single lamp.

Rear Reflector for Increased Light Output

A rear reflector 60005 can be installed into the Q series lamp housing to collect back scatter from the lamp that would otherwise be lost. An estimated 60% increase in output intensity from the lamp housing is observed due to this rear reflector. Due to small manufacturing differences between lamps, the rear reflector may need to be adjusted using the tilt and focus adjustment knobs when a new lamp is installed. 

Arc Lamp Safety

Arc lamps may emit dangerous levels of UV radiation depending on their source type. Ensure that only authorized personnel are in the vicinity of the source, and wearing the necessary safety equipment such as UV protective eyewear, clothing, and gloves. Lighted UV warning signs, posted outside laboratory doors where UV sources are operating, can prevent accidental exposure. Newport also recommends using an electronic shutter to block the beam when the source is not in use but remains turned on. Alternatively, the beam can be safely contained by using beam tubes or fiber optic cables to deliver the light to a sample. It is recommended to vent the ozone that is produced by some lamp models to the outside or use an Ozone Eater.


We offer Q Series complete light source systems as well as components for you to easily build your own systems. Each system will need the following components:

  • Q Series Housing 60000
  • Condensing Lens Assembly 60006, 60008, 60076, or 67017
  • Rear Reflector 60005
  • Lamp
  • Lamp Socket Adapter
  • Interface Kit
  • Power Supply and appropriate cables
Lamp Type Lamp Model Lamp Socket Adapter Interface Kit Power Supply Cable Complete System
Xenon 6251NS 60014 60025 69907 70050 Q Series Xenon
Mercury 6282 60013 60025 69907 70051 Q Series Mercury
6281 60012 60025 69907 70051 -
Deuterium 63162 Included in Interface Kit 60093 68942 70050* Q Series Deuterium
QTH 6332 60043 or 60046 60090 OPS-Q250 70050* Q Series QTH
6319 60043 or 60046 60090 68938 70050* -
Infrared 6363 60041 60090 68938 70050* Q Series Infrared
6575 60048
* Cable is included in interface kit.