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post #1 of 3 Old 12-29-2012, 12:34 PM - 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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post #2 of 3 Old 12-31-2012, 04:56 AM
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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;
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.

Free, abundant OTA television separates this country from many others. ATSC1 has only been in force since 2009. The wireless industry has enough spectrum. Enough of 'planned obsolesce'.
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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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