Originally Posted by Craig Peer
In low laser my RS4500 is estimated to have 40,000 hours to 1/2 brightness, and in mid laser - 30,000 hours to 1/2 brightness. Since I've never really gotten more than 1000 hours out of a lamp before deciding it's too dim for my tastes, my RS4500 has the potential to last more like 35X longer than replaceable lamps.
And to me why foot the cost for Lamp Assemblies (OEM-Factory) NOT E-bay etc.
If you took a few minutes and put the Lamp-Assemblies-Cost at Retail for the Real Factory Lamp-Assemblies I think members would then see why one of the major considerations to having the RS4500 laser.
I have been down that road for more than 30-years paying for lamp assemblies and the last Runco lamp assemblies were all either $1,099.00 dollars or a few times at $999.99 cents US dollars.
And as you know I was going through at least one lamp per year.
That's based on Real-World viewing at 2,500 hours per year.
And it should be obvious to anyone that I was using mine until the "Warning" came on the screen to replace it.
So, of course it didn't have the Brightness it had in the beginning of it's life.
So, if a person actually took the time to see what the upper end Lamp-Based-Projector cost and add in the Lamp-Assembly Cost.
It's easy to see why a person could easily off-set the cost of the RS4500 and what so many of us end users actually paid for them.