The manual does not state the cooling off period, but 30 seconds sounds ok.I've never posted here before, so my apologies if this is the wrong forum or if I have structured my post incorrectly!
tl;dr - How long should I expect the fan on my Epson 8700UB to stay on after I turn off the projector? Also, bulb replacement recommendations?
I used a Runco CL420 for a number of years previously, and when I shut it off the fan would always stay on to cool the bulb for several minutes. When I upgraded to my Epson 8700UB, I was very surprised to notice the fan only stayed on maybe a max of 30 seconds, possibly not even that long. But it performed fine, so I was happy. Then one day the bulb exploded. The bulb is rated for 4000 hours, and it had much less than that on it. Since I apparently did not note the hours anywhere, I'll just say it was less than 2,000, but I really think it was a good bit less than that as well.
The shorter fan duration and the bulb failing earlier than expected has me concerned there may be a problem with my specific projector, but also it was a used projector with a (probably) quite old bulb in it, even if the hours were low. So I can definitely accept this being a fluke and not an issue with the projector. I just don't want to spend the money ona new bulb only to have it blow soon as well.
ALSO, what about bulb replacement options? New from Epson a ELPLP49/V13H010L49 bulb is $331. I'd much rather spend lessthan that. Googling I see what are assuredly non-OEM replacements for ~$60, as well as replacements that claim to be OEM with an Osram bulb for ~$130-160 and carry 90-180 day warranties.
Thank you for any feedback you can provide!!
Some bulbs malfunction before their due date, it happens.
Bulbs not sold by Epson are a risky proposition. Some might not work, burn up quickly, or damage the projector. The ones that are ok generally have a lower lifespan and or lower brightness, by as much as 25%.
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