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Truth about projector lamp warranties

Truth about projector lamp warranties

Warranties on projector lamps are not as important as you would think

Projector lamp suppliers offer a variety of warranties for their projector lamps. We do as well. Most being about 120 days. The original manufacturers projector lamp modules are usually about 90 days.That’s enough for most people. The truth is, if you are going to use your lamp right away, you will know if it's a defective lamp within the 1st two weeks of use. After that "break in" period, the lamp will last however long it was designed to last; 2000, 3000, 4000 or more hours. Very little can go wrong with the lamp as most (not all) have no moving parts.

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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.
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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
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Mitsubishi quitting projector market

Mitsubishi announces that it is getting out of the projector market ; effective immediately.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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Recycling projector lamps

Recycling Projector Lamps

 

The electronics industry faces a barrage of criticism to make itself more environmentally friendly - reduction of toxins, recycled content such as mercury and heavy metals, expended-product management and factory take-back.

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