projector lamp FAQ

1. I push the power button, but nothing turns on

Please check the following items that could cause this problem:
Power cord connection
Ensure that the power cord is properly connected to the projector and plugged correctly into the electricity outlet.

Airflow passage obstruction
Please examine if the air inlet/outlet vents or air filter are clogged with dust or the airflow is blocked by some foreign object. If so, remove and clean the passage

2. Do I need a Lamp or a Bulb?

Usually the term “Lamp” is used to describe a Lamp Assembly typically including a “Housing / Cage” around a bulb that goes into a LCD or DLP Multimedia Projector. These projectors are used with Personal Computers, VCR, or DVD players. If you have an LCD or DLP Projector, it is most certain that your manufacturer will require you to replace the “Lamp Assembly” including the cage. Attempting to disassemble the lamp and trying to replace the bulb only, will void the warranty of your LCD or DLP Projector. only sells manufacturer approved lamp assemblies for the correct projector.
The term Bulb, will typically refer to ANSI coded bulbs for Overhead/Slide Projectors or specialty bulbs for Medical, Dental, Automotive, and more.

3. How many hours will my projector lamp work?

Just like any ordinarily light bulb you would use for other purposes, projector bulbs have an expected operating time, called lamp life. This value is expressed in number of hours – typically 1000 to 2000 hours. Newer models are claiming 4000 hours of lamp life and more. The lamp’s success rate is based on a statistical bell curve, so that the majority of (but not all) lamps will meet the lamp life hours specified. Some lamps will fail sooner and this is part of the acceptable operating range of the rating and other could live even longer.
For projectors that are used under normal operating conditions (no more than three to five hours per day in a clean, relatively dust-free environment) the lamp will have the greatest likelihood of lasting through its entire rated lamp life. Projectors that are used more often or are exposed to environmental contaminants are more likely to show a decrease in lamp life. Projectors that are operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week are of course, at the highest likelihood of lamp failure before the end of the rated hours.

4. Do I need the projector lamp part number? provides you with the convenience of not needing to know the part number of the lamp you need, instead, you are able to simply perform a search by your projector’s manufacturer and then select the model of your projector and the correct lamp will display if available. If you still need to search by the lamp part number then simply insert the part # in the upper right section and click the search button. When you enter the part # to perform the search, a list of available lamps matching the part # that you have entered will be displayed. If you need further assistance, please contact our sales dept at +91 9860480068

5. Can I Use a North American Projector Lamp in a Indian Projector?

Even that the voltage standards for electrical outlets are different in North America and India, you are able to use a projector lamp purchased in North America in Indian projectors because the projector itself converts the power once it enters the unit. The voltage that is entering the projector from the wall does not affect the actual ignition and running voltages inside any projector.

6. Is it Allowed to Touch the Projector Lamp?

There are many views and opinions concerning installation of projector lamps and specifically touching them when you are installing them. It is important to note that projector lamps are NOT halogen lamps and can be touched in certain places
Even though it is highly recommended that you do not touch the ARC tube with your fingers at all. The ARC tube is made out of quartz and fingerprints will cause the ARC tube to burn hotter in the spots where it was touched. The higher burning temperature will destabilize the ARC tube and cause it to malfunction.
We recommend that you should NOT touch the inside of the globe or reflector that surrounds the ARC tube. Touching this area will also leads to hot spots being created, which will destabilize your projector lamps performance.
You can however touch the outside of the globe or reflector with little to no damage done to the life or performance of the projector lamp. Make sure that you clean your hands before you handle the outside of the projector lamp.

7. Do you ship internationally?

Yes, Currently we ship products worldwide.

8. What is a bare projector lamp?

We are supplying projector lamps in two options. The standard {full replacement kit} option, with the projector lamp encased in a high-temperature resistant black plastic cage or housing, and the bare projector lamp alone.
Purchasing the bare projector lamp will save your money and installation is simple
In either cases advances knowledge or high technical skill are not required.

By purchasing the bare projector lamp you will save a lot of money and assembly is very easy and simple.
All you will need is a simple screwdriver in order to install your bare projector lamp in your existing housing within minutes.

9. What makes Projector Lamps so Expensive?

Projector lamps function by igniting ultra-high pressurized mercury vapor that is compressed inside a quartz ARC tube. Electricity jumps or arcs across the gap filled with mercury vapor, ignites it and produces an extremely bright light.
The hardware required to produce a single projector lamp can oftentimes cost manufacturers tens of millions of dollars.
Projector lamp manufacturers also have to hire expert scientists and engineers to ensure that the projector lamps are constructed to the standard required. The mercury vapor has to be pressurized at an exact pressure and the ARC tube and quartz reflector also have to be structurally sound. If these components are not calibrated with exact precision then the projector lamp quality will suffer severely or the projector lamp will fail to work at all.
There is a variety of projector lamps with different ignition and running voltages and wattages. These different settings produce different brightness levels or ANSI lumens rates. The machineries that construct projector lamps have to be recalibrated for each specific lamp setting.
There are only four major high-quality projector lamp manufacturers in the world. The limited amount of manufacturers means that they have more control over market prices than other electronic equipment.

10. How Do I Know When To Replace My Lamp?

The modern projectors will have a built in timer that keeps tracks of the projector lamp time usage. Once the timer reaches a certain point, usually a few hours before the expected lamp life, a message will display on your projector screen. The warning message is usually a good indicator that you should jump online and start looking for new projector lamp.
If it is annoying, it is possible to get rid of the warning message; you can do this by searching your projector’s manual or navigating through the onscreen menu if your lamp is still functioning.
Sometimes projectors will shut down the projector lamp when the timer reaches a certain point, even if it has not been totally exhausted. In these cases, it is useful to reset your lamp hour counter as it may increase the amount of life you get from your projector lamp.
We recommend that if you are using your projector lamp for important presentations, weekly events or even at your home theater, it is smart to have a back-up projector lamp in stock in order to have a continuous projector operation.

11. Where Can I Find My Projector Lamp?

The lamp is the heart of any projector; it shines light through a DLP or LCD system so that the projector lamp can display its beautiful images.
The projector lamp can be found by locating a square or rectangle plastic plate on the outer shell of the projector, the plate is usually on the bottom of the projector but can sometimes be found on the top or sides.
The covering is often secured in place by two screws. Undoing the two screws and lifting the plate off, will reveal the bottom of the plastic housing that holds the projector lamp in place in your projector.
The plastic housing usually has a handle attached to it. Pulling the handle gently will remove the projector lamp and housing from the projector

12. How can I preserve my projectors performance?

It is very important in prolonging the live of your lamp to make sure while turning off your projector to let it cool down sufficiently before unplugging it. Failure to do so may result in an immediate loss of the lamp. Repeated disregard of the cool-down correct procedure will eventually cause your projector to stop functioning.
It is also of high importance to keep the filter clean and openings clear of dust and lint.
Make sure that the projector has enough “breathing room” with adequate ventilation, so that the unit doesn’t overheat, putting extra pressure on the motor and the lamp.

13. How can you prevent over heating of the projector lamp?

Never operate the halogen lamp above the rated operating temperature. The seal temperature should always be maintained below 350°C and the bulb temperature should be kept between 250°C and 550°C. Make sure that the cooling system is functioning properly. Do not allow one lamp to directly expose another. If a reflector is being used make sure that the IR is not reflected back into the filament or into its support. Finally, make sure that particles do not fall on the lamp.

14. How can I Extend my Projector Lamp Life?

Projector lamp lives are influenced by several factors.
The most damaging factor affecting lamp life is the overheating during their regular performing.
Here are some practical advices that will help to extend your projector lamp life and avoid overheating.
Infographics – Tips to extend projector lamp life
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15. How Does a Projector Lamp Work?

A projector lamp operates by sending an electrical current across an ARC gap that is full of ultra-high pressurized mercury vapor. The electricity lights the mercury vapor which then causes the lamp to emit a light with an extreme intensity or brightness. The bright light created by this process shines onto an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) or DLP panel which then in turn produces the fantastic images projectors are known for.
Projector lamps are produced by an extremely complex technology that is very costly to manufacturer, therefore the price of projector lamps tends to be pretty high.

16. What is inside projector bulbs

Most projector bulbs (lamps) contain highly-pressurized chemicals that ignite to create a very bright, energy efficient light output. One of the chemicals used to manufacture projector bulbs is Mercury, which is an extremely toxic heavy metal.
Dangers of Mercury:
Causes burns to skin, eyes and respiratory tract.
Fatal if swallowed or inhaled.
Harmful if absorbed through skin.
Affects the kidneys and central nervous system.
Harmful to aquatic life.
Bio-accumulates- not biodegradable.
We should be responsible consumers! The use of toxic materials in household items is decreasing. Remember: older thermometers contain Mercury, but newer thermometers are made up of another substance (usually a red tinted alcohol) that is much safer.
However, when toxic chemicals are used, as is the case with these projector bulbs, we must dispose of them properly to prevent environmental contamination

17. Why should we recycle projector bulbs?

It is a nationwide requirement to properly dispose of products that contain Mercury. For specific state requirements please contact us.
The toxic chemical, Mercury, can permeate into the environment and water supply if not disposed of properly.
To reduce waste. Projector cages are not biodegradable and take up considerable.