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Tips & Tricks for Making Projector Bulbs Last

Whether you use a projector for work presentations or in a home theater to unwind and watch movies, you can agree that a burnt out projection bulb never happens at a good time. Not only can replacing a projector bulb be an inconvenience, it can also be expensive.

Here are some tips on how to make the most of your projection bulb's lifespan:

  1. Projector location is a huge factor in the longevity of the bulb. Make sure the projector is in a ventilated air conditioned room with no obstructions blocking the exhaust air. 

  2. Let the projector cool down before moving or storing. Abruptly moving the projector before it has cooled for at least 10 minutes can cause damage. If possible, connect your projector to an uninterrupted power supply with a backup battery. This will give the projector time to complete the cool down process in the event of a power outage.
  3. Keep it clean by regularly cleaning dust and changing filters. This allows the cooling fan to keep the projector's internal temperature as low as possible.
  4. Keep the brightness setting low and adjust the lights rather than the projector. By lowering the lights and keeping brightness settings low, the projector bulb's lifespan will increase.
  5. Never move a projector in use because the delicate filament can't handle vibrations and doing so could cause it to blow on the spot.

We hope these tips increase the lifespan of your projector bulb!

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