ABOUT USAt Lamp King We source our projector lamps directly from the original manufacturers who supply the leading projector brands, so our lamps provide the same performance in terms of colour, lifetime and brightness.
With fewer steps to market,Lamps from Lampking can be priced up to 50% lower than lamps bought as replacements under projector brands.
BEWARE OF COPIESSome companies in SE Asia have created copies of many original lamps and sell them into the replacement market. Often referred to as “compatible” these copy lamps generally offer lower performance, poor reliability, can be unsafe to use and offers reduced lifetimes. Whats more, in many cases they are breaking patent laws. Read more
HOW TO EXTEND YOUR LAMP LIFE
Never touch the bulb with your fingers, always use a cloth for handling.
Any glass components of a lamp should never be handled without gloves; deposits from fingerprints cause temperature 'hot spots'. In the long term, the accompanying temperature gradient stresses the glass resulting in early failure.
Clean the air filters of the projector. Blocked filters make the lamp overheat and fail early. Manufacturers can test for this kind of failure and any warranty becomes invalid. Always ensure that there is good airflow around
If you are fitting a bulb into an existing module housing, ensure the terminals are not over tightened as the ceramic can be cracked and reduce the electronic insulation of the lamp. Alternatively, if they are under tightened, it can cause arcing on the terminal which puts undue load on the ballast that can then lead to a failure.
For plug in bulbs, be sure the lamps are seated completely. The tendency is to stop at the first sign of resistance. Continue to apply force at the base of the lamp until you are sure the
lamp is secure.
Switching Projector Off
Always switch off using the remote control and not by disconnecting the power, the projector will invariably go into a cool down mode where the image is turned off and the fan accelerates to cool the lamp in a controlled manner. The temperature of an operating lamp is many 1,000's of degrees. Disconnecting the power to the projector prior to the above process causes the glass in the lamp to cool unevenly and will result in a stress fracture and early lamp failure.
Shock and Vibration
Lamp failure can be due to mechanical shock. A hot lamp filament is very fragile, you should always make sure that the unit is turned off and the lamp is cool before moving the unit.
If your projector is equipped with a "high/low lamp" switch you can extend your average lamp life by using the "low lamp" position whenever possible.