Originally posted by gcbrowni I've seen lots of threads about premature bulb burnout, but none about "normal" burn out. Has anyone had a bulb go out at 6000 or 7000+?
Great question.... but if you left the set on 24/7 for a year (52 weeks) that is 8736 hours. When was this model first available? I am guessing Summer '03 or Spring '03. I got mine almost exactly a year ago (roughly this month).
Seeing that 12 hrs a day 7 days a week, 52 weeks = 4368 hours it is unlikely anyone has enough hours on their set / original bulb to have a "normal" burnout.
Just a guess that a daily average of 8 hrs is possible with weekends that's 2,912 hours per year. At that rate it'll be about 3.4 years to reach 10,000 hours or 2.75 years to reach 8,000 hours.
Originally posted by hibricc He mentioned that we should expect to see the price of these bulbs drop dramatically in the next year or two.
Hopefully I myself expect the bulbs to drop around $100 or so within 1-2 years maybe just in time for when my set finally needs a new one
but so far so good, hmm... I think I'll go check the lamp hours when I get home tonight.. maybe
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Originally posted by wjr Which extended warranties cover bulb burnout?
Well the manufacturer's warranty covers the bulb for a year from purchase. I can only speak to Tweeter's extended warranty, which seems to cover the bulb up to 4,000 hours - although my tech yesterday (who's probably reading this) implied that that number was, shall we say, "flexible".
Well my set is 11 months and 2 days old and I've got 2300 hours with 805 on times. I figure I should get 2 more years or about 3 years to a bulb being very conservative. I wonder what the price of the bulbs will be then?