How to change the bulb on your
Kodak Carousel Slide projector.
have been several series of Kodak Carousel projectors and
and bulb changing procedure is different for each series.
First-generation models, the
Carousel 500 and 550 projectors, use a DEK bulb that looks
like an old radio tube. Trivia - this is the model that
Dan Draper called a "Time Machine" in the TV series Mad Men
First, find out what's the right
projector bulb for your slide projector. Often you will find
the bulb name on the back of the projector beneath the power
switch. Sometimes the bulb model will be printed on an
serial number plate on the bottom. (You
can get the right projection lamp from us)
The DEK bulb is a 500-watt
projector bulb that looks like an old radio tube (remember
those?) Such bulbs were made by GE, Sylvania, Westinghouse
but now we've got about the only brand still in existence -
Carousels model 600, 650, 700, 750, 800 and 850 look much
more sleek but use the same bulbs.
you've got to turn over your Kodak Carousel slide projector.
Make sure the projector is not
plugged into the power supply.
Let the projector cool down, bulbs can
hurt you because they are so hot.
The following instruction are
for models 600 through 860.
Most projectors have a plate on the bottom which
tells you the 3-letter code of the preferred bulb.
There is a large silver screw on the bottom which
can be loosened with your fingers or a coin.
Models using the DEK and CBA (pictured above) may
have an ejector lever. Since your projector may have
been sitting for years, the lever may be stiff.
When you push the lever like this the bulb should
pop up a little bit. If not you'll have to wiggle it
a little. Do not try to rotate the bulb!
Here's a view of the socket. Note that the center
hole has a key way, and the base of the bulb has a
matching key so you've got to line everything up.
Don't touch the glass with your fingers, or be sure
to wipe it off. The oil from your fingertips can
shorten lamp life. Press the bulb in firmly.
Carousel Models 600H
through 860H use a halogen bulb with a
reflector - the bulbs look like a little radar disk.
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