The End of Daylight Savings is the Best Time to Check Your Projector Lamp

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Halloween is right upon us. Come Friday November 1, the 2019 Holiday season begins in earnest.

This is a great time of year to stop putting off replacing that projector lamp that has been nagging you to change it since June. Every football game starts off with pressing ‘enter’ on the remote to get rid of that nag screen.

Like most people, you will have family and friends over more often. Having your video projector running properly will alleviate some of that classic holiday stress. It won’t finish your shopping for you, or prevent the inevitable fruitcake but it will make it so you can lose yourself in your favorite holiday movie (Christmas Story is mine) or watching a snow storm streamed for far away if you happen to live in a warmer climate.

Projector lamps tend to fail at very inopportune times. If you are planning a family gathering to look at pictures or watch videos, that is when the old projector lamp will explode. It’s almost like they know when you really need them to work…

This is also a fantastic time to give your video projector a good cleaning. Especially if your lamp is still newer and not near its replacement time. A general light maintenance is a great way to ensure you get the full life out of your projector lamp.

We have recently lowered prices across many of the popular brands such as Epson and Panasonic. Take advantage of this and buy a replacement projector lamp before your lamp fails.

The best way to know if you should obtain a replacement is to check your lamp hours in the projector’s menu. If your lamp has used 75% of its life or more (ie. 1500 hours of a rated 2000-hour lifespan), it would be wise to buy a replacement now. Then install it when it arrives. Take the old lamp which still works and put it in the new lamps box and save that lamp for a backup.

Since Projector lamps slowly dim as they age, you will have the benefit of a much brighter picture. Then the old lamp is put aside as a backup in case the new projector lamp fails when it ages. It’s always good to have a backup, but always make sure the lamp you are using is the lamp with the warranty. That way if it fails during the six month/180 day warranty, you can take advantage of the warranty and not be stuck.

Stay tuned to our blog for an upcoming special on what pitfalls to watch out for when buying lamps online.

In the meantime, visit our home page or type your model number into our search box to find a new projector lamp with a proper original brand bulb inside.

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