GE Introduces Six Varieties of SHOWBIZ® 150-Watt CMH™ PAR64 Lamps for Architectural and Architainment Applications

CLEVELAND, Ohio  (NYSE: GE)  GE Lighting's new SHOWBIZ® CMH150PAR64 lamp sets the standard for versatility and effectiveness in architectural and architainment lighting applications. Recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America as a unique and significant advancement to the art and science of lighting, the SHOWBIZ CMH150PAR64 debuts offering architectural lighting designers and specifiers three beam spreads (spot, medium flood and wide flood) with two color temperatures (3000 and 4200 degrees Kelvin).

SHOWBIZ CMH150PAR64 lamps deliver up to 240,000 mean peak beam candelas (MPBC) with only 150 watts, outperforming standard 1000-watt quartz PAR64 lamps used in many architectural applications. Each SHOWBIZ CMH150PAR64 lamp is rated for 8000 hours of life, which equates to two times the life of standard 1000-watt quartz PAR64 lamps.

The new SHOWBIZ CMH150PAR64 lamps are suitable for use with any standard electronic ballast or conventional ceramic metal halide ballast with igniters. The new lamps fit standard PAR can fixtures that contain lamp holders rated for 5kV.

GE's three-piece construction of the arc tube contributes to excellent color uniformity lamp-to-lamp and over a lamp's life; an 80-plus CRI at 3000 K and 90-plus CRI at 4200 K; operation in any position (universal burn); and high efficiency (up to 90 lumens per watt). The rugged sealed-beam construction of the lamps offers precise optical control and a sealed environment to prevent dust, dirt and other hazards from degrading the reflector.

Developed through the GE Six Sigma process, these new SHOWBIZ CMH150PAR64 lamps fill out GE's full range of high-performance stage and studio lamps. Like every GE SHOWBIZ product, SHOWBIZ CMH lamps incorporate the latest lighting technologies. Produced to world-class standards, the entire GE SHOWBIZ product line is packaged in biodegradable materials.