Thank you for choosing Lamp Stop. As your multimedia projector and data lamp provider, we feel that it is our duty to provide you with tips to help extend the life of your projector replacement lamp as well as safety information for the installation of your new lamp replacement.
By learning about our products, you will be able to install and maintain your digital projector replacement lamps with confidence and continue to make well-informed decisions for your RPTV, multimedia projectors, data projectors, digital projectors and video projectors. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Lamp Life Extension 101
- Always use gloves when handling projector lamps. Oils and deposits from your hands, which may not be visible, can create hot spots that can result in premature lamp failure. Wear clean gloves during installation to avoid this potential complication.
- When replacing the lamp housing, be sure that the new housing is seated completely. Apply pressure at the base until the housing is fully secure.
- Make certain that the air filters of your projector lamps are clean and changed regularly, as indicated in the projector’s user manual. An obstruction such as a clogged filter will not allow heat to vent properly. Overheating is a major cause of premature television lamp and projector lamp failure.
- Do not place anything on top of the multimedia projector or rear projection television or in front of the intake or exhaust vents. Doing so will cause the projector to overheat.
- Do not unplug the projector until the lamp has properly cooled. After the front projector has been shut off, the fan remains on to allow the lamp to cool evenly and completely. Proper cooling also decreases the chance of premature lamp failure.
- Do not move the projector for at least one hour after the projector has been shut down. If the projector lamp or television lamp is still warm, vibration can cause the lamp to stress, crack or explode.
- Do not turn the projector on and off frequently during presentations. When the projector is switched on, the surge of power causes stress on the lamp. Try to minimize on/off cycles.
- Many digital projection displays offer “Low Lamp,” “Eco-Mode” or “Economy Mode” options. These settings help extend the life of your projector lamps and save you time and money.
- Any type of vertical mounting, whether to project up at a ceiling or down at a floor, will reduce lamp lifetime in almost ALL projectors.
What to Do When a Lamp Malfunctions
In the event of a projector lamp malfunction, Lamp Stop recommends referring to your user manual for specific care instructions for your multimedia projector and your replacement projector lamp. To avoid complications, always refer to your user manual before replacing a projector bulb to avoid complications. If you have misplaced your manual, many manufacturers make PDF versions available on their websites.
For help finding projection display manuals for important care and installation instructions, contact Lamp Stop Customer Service.
Consider keeping a spare replacement projector lamp to avoid the unexpected disappointment of a failed or failing lamp at a critical moment. Do not delay your special occasion or presentation due to a projector lamp malfunction.