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Panasonic PT-50LC13 - How many hours on your bulb?

post #1 of 344
Thread Starter 
Just a fun little thread to find out how many hours you have on the bulb in your Panasonic PT-50LC13.

For those that don't know how:

With the TV powered off (make sure it's off for a few minutes before trying this, or you'll wait for the customary cooldown period before anything happens if you turn the set off and try this stuff immediately), press and hold both the "VOLUME Down" button on the TV itself and the TV/VIDEO key on the remote control simultaneously for about 7 seconds. The TV will be turned on and it will have a screen of status data atop an active TV channel. To get out of this mode TURN OFF your TV.

This initial "SERVICE MODE 1/3" screen shows -

LAMP OPERATION TIME
TOTAL :
CURRENT LAMP:
OSD DISPLAY :
LON COUNT :

I'll post times in the next post.
post #2 of 344
Thread Starter 
Here are my LAMP usage and LAMP on readings -

LAMP OPERATION TIME
TOTAL : 1757h
CURRENT LAMP: 1757h
OSD DISPLAY : ON
LON COUNT : 339


Wow...I got it around the end of Last August, and at 1757 hours, that puts mine at a little over 351 hours a month = a little over 4212 hours in a year. Mine has also been turned on a total of 339 times, which = approximately 68 times a month, or a tad over twice a day.

I guess I'll definitely get my money's worth out of the 5 year Sears warranty if the usage trend continues.
post #3 of 344
Got mine in mid Aug.

1368 hrs

turned on 219

Feels like it should be more

newmie
post #4 of 344
Got mine in md Aug as well


552 hrs

turned on 685 times
post #5 of 344
got mine in sep




LAMP OPERATION TIME
TOTAL : 649h
CURRENT LAMP: 649h
OSD DISPLAY : ON
LON COUNT : 474
post #6 of 344
463 hrs
93 power ons
since dec 1

youngin

rob
post #7 of 344
Since mid September:

Bulb Hours: 1398
LON Count: 153
post #8 of 344
since Dec. 25, 2003

Lamp Hours total 299h
LON count 47
post #9 of 344
Since early November:

Lamp Operation: 1547 hrs.
LON: 200

Still looking great!
post #10 of 344
Mid October
Total: 691
On Count: 143
post #11 of 344
Since September 27th to last night

495 hours

178 power on's
post #12 of 344
From 12/18/03 to 1/23/04:

215 hours

177 power-ons
post #13 of 344
Cruiser,

351 a month?? Thats almost 12 hours a day. NICE!
post #14 of 344
8/24/03

LAMP OPERATION TIME
TOTAL : 2211h
CURRENT LAMP: 2211h
OSD DISPLAY : ON
LON COUNT : 264
post #15 of 344
Thread Starter 
Quote:


Originally posted by gcbrowni
8/24/03

LAMP OPERATION TIME
TOTAL : 2211h
CURRENT LAMP: 2211h
OSD DISPLAY : ON
LON COUNT : 264

OMG! I can't believe someone had more hours than me

And I thought my wife and kids kept the set on a long time...
post #16 of 344
i'll play the game would be a good time to measure since i just finished my 2nd week with the set, another weekend of heavy usage so i know i racked up my lamp hours
post #17 of 344
Total 1416
current 1416
osd on
count 342

Got it in early September

Cool
post #18 of 344
Panasonic PT-50LCX63 Received almost exactly a month ago

Lamp Operation Time
Total: 241h
Current Lamp: 241h
osd display: on
LON count: 70

..I'm only clocking in at whaaa, 8 hours a day? o_O
post #19 of 344
got my panny at andersons tv in nor cal bay area 60lc13 open box special paid $2,700 for the set $300 for 4yr ext war bought 3-13-04 lot-263hrs,lon57 times. love this set
post #20 of 344
Panasonic PT-50LCX63

Purchased around Christmas '03(5 1/2 months usage)

Total: 257
current: 257
post #21 of 344
I just saw a new thread on bad lamps, so I thought I'd post an update:

Delivered 8/24/03

Total: 3746
Current: 3746
LON:499

Sears Extended Warrenty Coving the bulb seems like a good idea to me.
post #22 of 344
I have had my set as of 8/14/03 bulb blew out 5/14/04 with 2967 hours.Service man fix it today no charge.He tells me hitachi,sony and panny all have bulb problems and hitachi only has a 30 day warranty.I hope new bulbs last a little longer.If i buy a back up it will be out of warranty by the time i use it. Now i know why i got a great price on my set i have to replace the $300 bulb every 8 mouths.
post #23 of 344
gyaahh, had to dig deep to find this thread -.- this time I'm subscribing

50LCX63 update since my last time
Total: 999h - up from 241
Current lamp: 999h - up from 241
LON Count: 253 - up from 70

Have had my set for about 6-7 months now yikes, I can't believe I'm at the 1,000 mark right now! feh, simple math means 2,000 hours for real-time usage and I'm a good sample since I work full-time and it's not like I keep the set on non-stop 24/7. So let's see.. 2k in 1 year, 4k in 2 years? yikes.. I hope it goes past 6k so I only change bulbs once per 3 years.

*knocks on wood, literally*
post #24 of 344
I had 1100 something hours when my pt-50lc13 lamp died
post #25 of 344
Just checked the stats on mine. I'm currently at my 8th month of ownership.

total hours: 473
LON: 279

Any idea what LON is anyway?
post #26 of 344
Quote:


Originally posted by NVboy
Just checked the stats on mine. I'm currently at my 8th month of ownership.

total hours: 473
LON: 279

Any idea what LON is anyway?

sheesh! only 473?! for 8 months?!?! why so little? mine is usually on from 8pm-midnight/1am so that's like 4-5 hours a day not counting weekends which i thought was pretty light

lon = # of times you turn your set on and off I turn mine on/off less than you do, which probably accounts for the hours since once the set is on, it's the entertainment center until lights out
post #27 of 344
Quote:


Originally posted by GooglyBear
sheesh! only 473?! for 8 months?!?! why so little? mine is usually on from 8pm-midnight/1am so that's like 4-5 hours a day not counting weekends which i thought was pretty light

lon = # of times you turn your set on and off I turn mine on/off less than you do, which probably accounts for the hours since once the set is on, it's the entertainment center until lights out

I figured out what LON had to mean after I posted last night, but was just too lazy to edit my message.

That LON number is a result of having techs(fan issue) out so many times(I can't even remember the exact number of times they've been here), plus 2 solid days of Comcast trying to get the cablecard to work. I would estimate a few hundred on/off's by these guys. Seems to be an industry standard. If something doesn't work, turn it off, then turn it back on. I'm assuming one of these times they are out, my bulb will explode.

I just honestly don't watch much tv. If they can ever resolve my cablecard problem, then I will probably watch more, but only the HD stuff.
post #28 of 344
I saw a note today on LCD bulb lifes, so I thought I'd update this thread.

Delivered 8/24/03

Total: 6131
Current: 6131
LON:890
post #29 of 344
As of 8/23/04:

HRS 734
LON 628

Delivered 3/1/04. Bulb blew two days ago.
post #30 of 344
Quote:


Originally posted by gcbrowni
I saw a note today on LCD bulb lifes, so I thought I'd update this thread.

Delivered 8/24/03

Total: 6131
Current: 6131
LON:890

for an lc13? wow that's pretty good.. that's more than I expected since I expect around 5k hours though the manufacturers claim 10,000 it's more realistically 8,000 and I negatively cut it down to 5,000

6k hours and still going strong? wow! you just made me smile
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