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Do spare OEM JVC Projectopr Lamps have a shelf life? confused.gif

Is it OK to purchase a spare OEM JVC projector lamp for a JVC RS46 projector if you are not going to use it right away or should you wait until you actually need it?


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What I've always heard/been told is that you want to use a lamp right away to make sure it's not DOA, or defective since lamps usually only have a short, eg 90 day, warranty (I'm speaking in generalities here not specifics to any brand). On the other hand lamps don't have a shelf life, or wear out when not in use so they can be stored indefinitely.

Thus good practice is to use the new lamp right away and keep the older working lamp as a backup. That way you make sure the new one works, while having a "known good" lamp as a backup.

Even if JVC's warranty is better (I haven't followed) I'd think you still might want to use the new one right away so you get the most warranty coverage out of it rather than running your old lamp which is likely out of, or closer to out of warranty.

Other option is to try the new lamp, and after you're sure it works, swap them back.

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What I've always heard/been told is that you want to use a lamp right away to make sure it's not DOA, or defective since lamps usually only have a short, eg 90 day, warranty (I'm speaking in generalities here not specifics to any brand). On the other hand lamps don't have a shelf life, or wear out when not in use so they can be stored indefinitely.

Thus good practice is to use the new lamp right away and keep the older working lamp as a backup. That way you make sure the new one works, while having a "known good" lamp as a backup.

Even if JVC's warranty is better (I haven't followed) I'd think you still might want to use the new one right away so you get the most warranty coverage out of it rather than running your old lamp which is likely out of, or closer to out of warranty.

Other option is to try the new lamp, and after you're sure it works, swap them back.


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run your brand new lamp that came with the projector. order your new lamp around 950 hours on original lamp. take original lamp out when warrenty is up (mine is 1000 hours) the original lamp becomes the back up lamp for all others if it is still good and bright. place oem lamp in projector and run it till it dies or runs dim. then order another lamp, and so on and so on.
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run your brand new lamp that came with the projector. order your new lamp around 950 hours on original lamp. take original lamp out when warrenty is up (mine is 1000 hours) the original lamp becomes the back up lamp for all others if it is still good and bright. place oem lamp in projector and run it till it dies or runs dim. then order another lamp, and so on and so on.

The new JVC's are 1,000 hours or one year. With most people the one year will come first.

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