| Proper Projector Lamp Maintenance
When an average projector operates, it produces a lot of heat. To ensure the lamp operates efficiently, the heat must be removed. Projectors have fans that force air around the various components. The fans are useful, but the air generally has dust and various particles, so the air must be filtered. When the air is not filtered, the dust will build around the components, and it will insulate the projector. Insulation keeps the heat in the device, and this will damage the lamp. Proper maintenance of the filters, however, prevents this problem; filter damage is not covered by the warranty.
Osram and Philips bare projector bulb code description
If you have a projector than you are using a projector lamp module. Inside that module is an Osram or Philips bulb.
The bulbs made by these companies are generally considered "original" bulbs. Sometimes that word is tossed around a lot to convince people they are buying a genuine original lamp module when they are not. The bulb itself is only one component of the lamp module.
OK, Here is the breakdown of the lamp code and how you know if you are getting a real original bulb (not module).
We will use the codes UHP 180-150 1.0 P22 and P-VIP 300/1.3 E22.5 as examples
General Information About Projector Bulb Replacement
Posted by Jack Reilly on 10/15/2013
Many people will need to replace their projection bulbs at some point; however, the process can be a bit confusing. The issue involves understanding the components of the device, such as the burner, module, lamp, and connectors. Understanding of these elements is important when purchasing a projector lamp. Customers are often confused and frustrated because most companies do not sell the complete lamp module. By understanding the components, you will know what to search for when you go shopping.
How Projector Lamps Work
Projector lamps are an intricate technological marvel that has enabled advances in the way images are displayed and conveyed to a group or audience. These lamps are comprised of 5 main components that, when working cohesively, will produce the desired effect. These are an ARC tube, mercury vapor, electrical wiring, quartz globe reflector, and plastic housing.
The History of Epson Projectors
Although the Epson brand has only been around since 1975, the parent company Seiko has been in business since 1881. Even then Seiko was involved with the manufacturing and sales of clocks and watches.
Radioactive Elements in Projector Lamps
Most people know that many of the lamps we use contain mercury. It’s usually stamped on the box of the projector lamp. But did you know that many lamps also contain radioactive elements as well?
Counterfeit Projector Lamps
OEM projector lamps may be counterfeit. Some companies change the burner with an inferior substitute and leave the original brand on the outside of the reflector. Cheap OEM projector lamps are a sure sign of counterfeit lamps.
Do projector bulbs go bad on the shelf?
Do Projector bulbs go bad on the shelf?
The short answer is “no”. Projector lamps do not go “bad” sitting on the shelf. These projector bulbs are designed to withstand very harsh temperature and pressure changes while operating in the projector. Sitting on the shelf will not cause the lamp to lose any of its potency.
Getting the longest life from your projector lamp
When you buy your projector lamp you quickly realize why you will do almost anything to extend its life. The cost of these bulbs range from about $250.00 and to over $1000.00 per module.
Follow these tips to make your projector lamp last longer