Bulb Life??

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  1. Gerald LaFrance

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    Hi, I have a Sharp XR10XL I use for my PC monitor and it is a nice having a rather large screen.. Now I have a Question about using the Bulb After the Hours are used on it..

    What I did was Reset the Hour counter on the Projector and it fired back up and looked like a new Bulb nice bright image.. Now I was reading in the manual that this is NOT reccomended to do this and the bulb can either burnout or Explode?? I was wondering How much more use could I get out after I reset the Hour Counter and reusing the old bulb which still works but not sure for how long??..

    I had already used 2500Hours on it, its Life Expectancy but it still works??Should I chance using it till it burns out or just get a new bulb for it??
     
  2. Gerald LaFrance

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    Umm Sorry I posted in the wrong section can a Mod move this to the Projector Seciton Please ;)
     
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    If you are happy with the current picture (not too dim), then I would use it until the picture becomes too dim or it burns out.
     
  4. Steve Berger

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    The listed lifespan is time to a reduced performance level (brightness), not MTBF. (mean time between failures) I have an InFocus projector. Some users have reported lamp life near 10,000 hours, 4x normal.
     
  5. Leo Kerr

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    in some of my experience, bulb-life is related to the number of power on/off cycles almost as much, if not more than, the number of hours on the bulb itself. So if you tend to run the lamp for, say 4-hours at a clip, then you might get, say, 25% more hours before failure than someone who runs it for 90-120 minutes at a time.

    (all of the numbers are "out of thin air," and have nothing to do with reality, but are for example purposes only.)

    Leo
     
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    The engineer that helped design the InFocus 4805 stated that they estimated that each strike of the lamp was equivalent to 2 hours of usage.
     

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