The XeSparQ™ module or converter is a socket containing the igniter for HID Xenon D2 (D2S or D2R) in a housing 100% identical to a D1 bulb socket footprint. Even its weight is within two grams the same.
Now it is possible to use any D2 bulb on the market in a D1 system. This includes any special D2 bulb, which has never been designed for a D1 system, such as UV bulbs for R&D applications and the super small MR-16 HID bulb.
The XeSparQ™ is a cost effective way for using D2 bulbs with no disadvantage at all. On the contrary, this means much less EMI/RFI since there is no high voltage cable between the igniter and the bulb.
The conversion is reversible, so the XeSparQ socket can be used repeatedly. To convert a D2 to our XeSparQ D1 bulb, simply insert the D2 into the XeSparQ socket, press down, turn to the left until it locks - done! See picture above.
The integration of the igniter into the bulb base saves the connector and cable and offers a more compact ballast design, see our XeStrike ballasts. The XeSparQ module has standard 4 pin MQS connector mounted on the side of the module identical to the D1S igniter design.
Because of the deletion of the high voltage cable, connector, and high voltage parts in the ballast with better control of the EMI, the XeSparQ D1 system offers a reduction of the system cost. Additionally, practically no limitation to the distance between the ballast and the XeSparQ D1 system.
As for our D1 HID Xenon lighting systems in Aerospace or Industry, the same technical standards apply for the XeSparQ D2 - D1 lighting systems. Actually, all of our line of XeStrike ballasts and DC ballast can be used, in fact is recommended.
Currently, there are two models:
XeSparQ™ 1 used for up to 50 W ballast output power
XeSparQ™ 2 used for up to 75 W ballast output power
Socket (adapter) with igniter (up to 75 watt), Footprint identical with standard D1 bulb/igniter 35, 50, and 75 watt Low EMI/RFI Lightweight Cost effective
Any application for which common HID D1 bulbs are used
D2S bulb ready for insertion into the XeSparQ module
50 W bulb with igniter
Third generation D1S bulb with igniter 50 watt systems, 4200º K 5300 lumens
For our D1S systems
For all of our 50 W HID Xenon metal halide arc discharge landing, taxi and utility lights, and for our pulsing system
75 W bulb with igniter
Third generation D1S bulb with igniter 50 to 75 watt systems, 4200º K 5300 / 8300 lumens
For our D1S systems
For all of our 50 to 75 W HID Xenon metal halide arc discharge landing, taxi and utility lights, and for our pulsing system
UV A bulb with igniter
Third generation D1S bulb with igniter 35 watt systems, UV range
For our of our 35 W HID Xenon metal halide arc discharge systems
MR-16 lamp with igniter
Third generation D1S bulb with igniter 35 watt systems, 4200º K approx. 3000 lumens
Position & recognition light