I think I need to check for a setting to turn it off automatically. My kids were leaving it on daily and one is old enough to turn it off but if she isn't there the you younger leaves it on. Is guess 12 hours a week it's left on. I'm always like "oh man!!!!" The theater isn't close to done yet and I imagine myself traveling closer to the day what I need to put the $500 into the bulb and not the theater. I think once the theater is done ill be ok with the purchase but not yet! Lol!