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post #1 of 3 Old 12-29-2012, 11:34 AM - Thread Starter
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I have a Mitsibishi 60c8470 that has about 7000 hours on its original bulb. So im expecting it to blow any day now.

When I first was buying the set I wanted the samsung led set cause of no warm up time and longer bulb life. Im curious if the mitsubishi can be converted to run an led bulb.
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1. It's a lamp,
2. There have been reports of over 12k hours on lamps,
3. The Samsung light source is/was a " PhlatLight". A form of a LED, though using just the term "LED" is misleading. Regular LED's are no where close to being bright enough.
4. To answer your question; NO. (Unless you have a team of engineers that can modify a Samsung PhlatLight to work with your TV. wink.gif)

More info here;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Light_Processing
Even though the misleading term "LED" is used. About as bad as the grossly incorrect term "LED TV". rolleyes.gif

Shop for a lamp, or an entire lamp assembly. Keep the original as a spare if/when the replacement dies. Look through the 'sticky' at the top of the page of the repair thread.

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Conversion... highly unlikely. The LED light source models do away with the spinning color wheel, and use three (Red, Green, Blue) LEDs. LEDs can flash on/off that fast. The only thing that might be "possible" would be to replace the bulb with a high power white LED. Beyond having to modify/build a custom ballast, White LEDs are known to have a pretty awful overall color spectrum. Even after callibration with a colorometer that would be necessary, I doubt the result would look good.
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