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Your Source For Replacement Projector Lamps
LED (Light Emitting Diode) Projectors are on the market. They have been for a few years now. At first they were waffling between LED and Laser(which uses LED) and have settled on LED for the most part.
LED is touted as “No more lamps!” which is the biggest selling point.
Is this true? Its true that there is no lamp to replace in an LED projector. They have no removable user parts that can be replaced. Its a sealed unit and you are at the mercy of the manufacturer.
Is this a good thing? In my opinion, as it stands now, I say its not a good thing. There is a lot of promise in LEDs. They are not the lifetime lamp they claim to be.
Being someone who works inside projectors, its been my experience that LEDs are not there yet.
I will explain my thought and will be interested to see if my thoughts hold true in a few years.
LEDs themselves are fine. For general lighting, indicator lights and even low lumen, low cost projectors.
Inside a projector, the LED light engine is made up of 3 chips(In most cases). I’ll be referring to LEDs as Chips since they are semiconductors.
They use a Red, Green and Blue High output chip mounted to a large heat-sink arrangement. Those Chips are then powered by a special lamp driver made to run those Chips .
Current LEDs suffer from a problem that cause them to have a severe drop off in brightness after a certain point. That energy then becomes heat. The average short arc (current technology)projector is 3000-5000 lumens at 250-300watt.
For instance, the Optoma UHD60 uses a 240W Osram bulb that puts out 3000 lumens to the screen. This means the unit uses 240W of lamp power(not 240W total power) to drive the lamp.
An LED for the same unit would need to be at least 50W per color. That would then add up to 150W total (for RGB). The problem here is that at 50W the Chip is going to generate a lot of heat and put a lot of stress on the lamp driver. In most cases when an LED light of any type(even incandescent replacements in your home) fails, its because of the lamp driver rather than the LED element itself.
The amount of thermal stress increases greatly as the wattage increases. Most of the time the voltage is constant and the amperage is increased.
Over a few amps, the thermal reliability begins to drop off significantly. The diagram below shows the drop off of a high power Blue Chip that could be used in a projector.
Short Arc Mercury lamps such as the BL-FP240E for the above mentioned Optoma UHD60 and UHD65 on the other hand are tried and true technology. When the lamp fails in this model you can change it. That lamp usually lasts 2 years(with normal use). Then for a few hundred bucks you are back in operation and have a nice bright image.
If you want to use a long throw projector in an auditorium you are definitely better off with the current type of projector technology over LED. Even Laser which is advertised as effective will not give you the clarity and color rendering that a Short Arc lamp can currently deliver.
With the average LED projector warranty only being 2 years, you are then stuck with a multi-thousand dollar paperweight when the lamp driver fails or the LED overheats. There is no reset or simple bloated capacitor fix. It is going to need a new lamp driver module and probably a new LED module. In my experience those parts can be much higher costing than a plain old short-arc lamp.
Last projector I worked on with LEDs, would have cost $300 for three 25 watt red, green and blue chips. It still needed a lamp driver which was $150. For the low-low price of $450, the customer would then have had their $315 LED projector back in operation. Lesson learned.
Those lamp drivers and Chips are not user replaceable. There is no door you can open and pull a cartridge out and then pop in a new one. You have to take the projector down, ship it to a repair center and wait for it to be sent back. Inevitably it will fail again. Rinse and repeat.
With LEDs now starting to grow up, I fully believe they will be the light source of the future.
However as it stands now, they are not there yet. Don’t let yourself be part of the manufacturers experiments. Wait until you see a 4K 3000 lumen projector under $1000.
Until then buy an Optoma UHD60 or UHD65 and then in 2 years check back to see how BL-FP240E is going for and let me know if I was right about LEDs.
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- Power on Acer Projector with new lamp installed.
- Press MENU on Remote
- Press down arrow key to MANAGEMENT, then right arrow.
- Press down arrow key to LAMP RESET
- Right arrow over to bring up “YES / NO” screen
- Left arrow to select “YES”
- Press MENU to accept.
- Press MENU again to exit and save
- Lamp timer should now be reset.
- Turn on Projector after replacing lamp. Be sure lamp cover is securely installed.
- Press the “Exit” button on the projector’s control panel and hold it for three seconds. Release the button when “Lamp Hours” appears on the screen.
- Press “Menu,” then press the arrow navigation buttons to adjust the lamp hours on the display. Reset the lamp hours to “00:00”.
- Press “Exit” to save the new lamp hour setting and start the timer over for the new bulb.
- Power on Boxlight projector with after replacing lamp.
- Go to the Boxlight projector menu using the remote.
- Use arrow keys on remote to navigate to “settings” option.
- Navigate to “Lamp Counter Reset” option press “SELECT” button.
- Select “yes” option and press “select” when the “reset lamp counter” is displayed.
- Lamp hours should not be reset.
- Power up Canon Projector after replacing lamp.
- Press the Menu button and the on-screen menu will appear.
- Press 3/4 button to remove the red frame pointer to the setting Menu icon.
- Press the number Six button to move the red frame pointer to the Lamp Counter Reset item and then press Select button.
- The message “Lamp Replace Counter Reset?” appears. Move the point to and then press Select button.
- Another confirmation dialog box appears and select to reset the Lamp Replace Counter.
- Switch the power button to ON.
- Press the MENU button to display the On-Screen Menu. Use the cursor buttons to move the red frame pointer to the Setting Menu icon.
- Use the Point buttons to move the red frame pointer to Filter counter and then press the SELECT button. A dialog box appears showing the Used time option and the Scrolls remaining option. Use the Point buttons to select Used time.
- Used time shows the total accumulated time of the filter use, a timer setting option, and the Reset option. Select Reset and the “Filter counter Reset?” appears. Select [Yes] to continue.
- Another confirmation dialog box appears, select [Yes] to reset the Filter counter
NOTES: 1) The FILTER TIME value shown on the EASY menu is the use time since the last time the FILTER TIME was reset. Refer to the value for proper maintenance. 2) Do not reset the FILTER TIME without replacing a filter.
- While the projector running, press the MENU button to open the menu. (2)
- Choose the “OPTION” on the menu using the / button, then press the button or ENTER button.
- Choose the “LAMP TIME” using the / button, then press and hold the RESET button for 3 seconds.
- Choose the “RESET” using the button.
- Press the MENU Button until you get to LAMP TIMER RESET
- The following message will appear. “PRESS OK TO RESET THE LAMP TIMER.”
- Press the OK button while the above message appears on the television screen.
- Now your LAMP TIMER is reset properly.
- Plug the cable in, but do NOT Power on the projector
- Push the POWER button simultaneously with the < and > buttons for about 3 seconds.
- The Status light will Flash 2 times indicating a successful reset.
- Press Menu on the remote control or the projector cabinet.
- The menu appears.
- Using the Select buttons on the remote control or the projector cabinet, scroll down to Default, and then press Enter.
- A submenu appears.
- Scroll down to Clear Lamp Hour Meter, and then press Enter.
- The lamp usage hours counter resets.
- Turn on the projector and press menu on your remote (or projector unit)
- Now Select SYSTEM and go to lamp settings.
- Please select Lamp Reset and then press YES.
- Press MENU to exit and your lamp timer should now be reset
- Plug the television set back into the wall socket.
- Press and hold down the “VOL -” button on the television set’s control panel. While doing this, aim your remote control at the TV.
- Press and hold its “PIP” button. If you have a set with model number PT-xxLC14 where the “xx” could be 43, 50 or 60, press and hold the remote control’s “Split/Play” button instead of the “PIP” button.
- Release the two buttons when a message comes on the TV screen letting you know that the timer was reset to zero hours.
- Press the “Enter” button in the center of the remote control’s directional control keys to exit the message. Your television is now ready for normal use.
- Turn on your projector after replacing the lamp
- Press keypad <Source> and <Auto> keys simultaneously, enter ” Lamp Hour info” layer
- Press <Source> and <Auto> keys simultaneously again, then enter factor menu.
- Turn the projector on after replacing your lamp and press the MENU button to display the On-Screen Menu.
- Select the Setting Menu with the Point buttons.
- Select Lamp counter reset and then press the Point buttons. “Lamp replacement counter reset?” appears.
- Select [Yes] and then press the OK button.
- Another confirmation dialog box appears, now select [Yes] to reset the Lamp counter
- Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
- Replace Lamp. Leave Projector Unplugged
- Turn the main power switch to the “On” position. Do not Turn on Projector.
- Press and hold the “On/Standby,” “Menu” and “Input” buttons at the same time. The buttons are on the projector. Though the same buttons are found on the remote control, the reset only works with the buttons on the projector.
- Plug the power cord back into the outlet while holding the buttons in Step 3. The lamp timer will reset when the projector receives power.
- Press the Menu button
- Press left/right arrow keys to move to the Setup menu.
- Press up/down arrows to move to the Advanced menu, now press enter
- Press the cursor up/down arrows button to Lamp Hour Reset.
- Press Enter.
- Your lamp timer should now be reset.
…or if your new lamp does not work read these to see if they can help you.
There are a few things to check before contacting customer service that may rectify the situation.
Listen to the projector when you turn it on. You should hear the exhaust fans after you press the power button for at least a few minutes while the unit tries to start the lamp. If you do not hear the fans, it could be an indication that the lamp is not seated properly or the lamp access cover is not secure. Remove and re-install the lamp and carefully replace the lamp cover. If you still cannot hear any fans, check your power cord and then check to see if there are indicator lights flashing on the projector.
If you can hear the fans running and there is still no picture, check for any flashing/solid indicator lights on the projector. These lights are how the unit tells us what is going on within the projector, and has a corresponding reference in the owner’s manual.
Every projector has an owner’s manual available on line for free. Check the flashing indicator lights against the description in the owner’s manual. If the description points to a failed lamp, please contact our Customer Service for further assistance.
Most Projectors have a Lamp Hour Counter or Lamp Timer to keep track of lamp usage. The units are designed to warn you when the lamp is approaching the end of its life. When a new lamp is installed, you must manually reset the timer or the projector will not know the lamp has been changed and will count an incorrect amount of hours. This also means that if you prematurely reset the timer, you will not have a proper hour count on the replacement lamp once installed. Some projectors will turn off completely and need to be manually reset before they will turn on if the lamp hours are exceeded beyond the factory settings.
– It is always a good idea to check the manual and reset the timer as instructed.
Check to make sure the bulb is installed flush with the front of the housing. It should sit exactly as the old bulb and must be installed the same way or the light will not illuminate the image correctly. Should the bulb be slightly off center, or not aligned correctly the image can be dim, and you will need to contact PurelandSupply for a Return Authorization (RA) Form.
My projector turns on for a few minutes and turns off after installing the new lamp.
While this could be a defective lamp, it is common for many Projectors to turn themselves off when there is another issue. Many times the fans will be dusty and not spin correctly. That will cause the projector to shut down. Try cleaning the projector with a vacuum to make sure as much dust and dirt is cleaned up as possible.
Anytime you replace your lamp, it is a good idea to clean the unit for dust. Heat is the primary cause of early lamp failure. By keeping your TV/Projector clear of dust, you will help it keep the lamp at a proper temperature. While the lamp is out, use a vacuum cleaner to collect any dust from the lamp compartment and the vents so that it does not re-collect in the TV/Projector.
This is recommended to be done at least when the lamp is changed, but once every 3-4 months is even better. With proper maintenance of the TV/Projector, the longer it will last.
It is very rare that there can be multiple lamps for a Projector. Occasionally the manufacturer will switch lamps mid production, which can be confusing and frustrating. This can be resolved very easily with some help from you. Record any numbers on the lamp/bulb. Also verify your model # as well as any letters before or after the model number. Contact our customer service with the information from your old lamp/bulb and we can correct your order and have the issue taken care of.
Our lamps only project a bright white light. Your Projector processes the color control by shining the white light thought either a color wheel for DLP or LCD panels for LCD units. The color can only be affected by the internal optics of the projector. Generally an off color display will not be noticed with an older lamp as it is not operating at full power. With a new lamp, it will be brighter and show any issues that may have been there previously with a lot more clarity. A new lamp will NOT resolve this as the issue is with the internal optics.
We are always available to help! Please contact us at 1-800-664-6671 Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00PM and speak with one of our associates. You can also email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to answer any question you may have.
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