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Well....after almost 8000hours my amp went out.....Tan tah tan...tan ta tan...hehe


this x1 has been on almost the better part of 18hours plus a day for the last year or so...


now i checked the prices for replacement lamps and this is the model number i have found:



SP-LAMP-009



is this the right bulb?


I was thinking...it seems to be a meta halide bulb...in that case hundred dollars or so...is there a way to replace it myself with another metal halide bulb of same size and lumens? has anyone tried this or am i going to be the same...


Now keep in mind i have no problem buying a 280dollar lamp...but what about the next time...i mean i am sure this other bub wont be as lasting as this one...because from what i have heard 8000hours is rare!!!


so if anyone has tried or reaseach this route.,..please PM me and we could put or heads together and see if we can do this..and i am sure other owners are also interested!


anyhow


Thanks


Martin out

 

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Wow. Maybe your method of using a projector is superior due to much less shutting the projector on and off. Did brightness drop off dramatically?
 

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You can't just buy a bulb. You need the whole lamp assembly, which is what the Infocus Lamp Part Number that you quoted is (SP-LAMP-009, according to the Infocus web site).
http://store.infocus.com/escalate/st...name=&tab=desc


BTW, do not touch the lamp bulb when you replace it. Finger oils are corrosive to the quartz glass that is used for the bulb itself.


Congratulations! I think you set a record (call Guiness :D ).
 

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18 hours a day???!!


That's insane! But if your projector was able to clock 8000hrs on one bulb I wouldn't be surprised if more people want to ask you how to duplicate your scenario.


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You couldn't possibly have someone using the projectors for all 18 hours a day, could you :) ?


At a typical power consumption of 200W for the X1, you have just used 1314 kWh over the past year to power your X1 . Not to mention the extra A/C cost in the summer. But perhaps this is offset by your lower heating cost in the winter.


Depending how much electricity costs where you live, you may already have paid for another lamp through your utility bills .
 

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well 8000hrs!


nice.


must say i am interested as at 4500hrs i have noticed a considerable drop in light output. the main reason i think is that the reflector surface on my bulb is de-laminating but cant complain :)


i also leave mine on for extended periods but not close to 18 hrs! usualy 4-10 hrs at a time


i think you will have problems doing anything other than buying the whole lamp assembly but good lick if you try to refabricate it.
 

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WOW


That is impressive!


Was the X1 used as a virtual reality window or something? 18 hours is a huge block of time to burn electricity for one lamp, daily.

Good luck on your next lamp. Let us know if you figure out a way to reduce the lamp assembly cost.


Is it hard to get around in your new darkness? Was the X1 your virtual sun? ;)
 

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I am beginning to think that the longer the bulb stays on at one sitting, the longer the total useful life.

18hr per day X 365 days = 6570 hrs.

A heck of a way to get a years worth of bulb life!
 

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I'm at 4500 hours, with a lot of 4-6 hour sessions. I thought I was doing well until I saw this. the big question: How Often Did You Clean Your Filters??? There is something about your bulb question that made me think the answer could be "not very often", and I just have to know.
 

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Now Just imagine if you had owned a Sanyo Z1 (which was the X1 competitor at the time)... Imagine how many bulbs that would have cost..... I am guessing about 8 bulbs minimum.....
 

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Originally Posted by Prehjan
Well....after almost 8000hours my amp went out.....Tan tah tan...tan ta tan...hehe


this x1 has been on almost the better part of 18hours plus a day for the last year or so...


now i checked the prices for replacement lamps and this is the model number i have found:



SP-LAMP-009



is this the right bulb?
Yes, that is the right lamp module for the X1.

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I was thinking...it seems to be a meta halide bulb...in that case hundred dollars or so...is there a way to replace it myself with another metal halide bulb of same size and lumens? has anyone tried this or am i going to be the same...


Now keep in mind i have no problem buying a 280dollar lamp...but what about the next time...i mean i am sure this other bub wont be as lasting as this one...because from what i have heard 8000hours is rare!!!


so if anyone has tried or reaseach this route.,..please PM me and we could put or heads together and see if we can do this..and i am sure other owners are also interested!


anyhow


Thanks


Martin out
The X1 lamp is a high pressure mercury arc lamp, not a metal halide lamp, so your suggested route will not work.
 

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Ok, Bob, now that you're here, spill it - what's INFS going to show us at CEDIA????? I'm trying to decide whether to rebulb (for brightness) or buy a new pj for football season, if we're going to see a 1280x768 4810 I can make my plans accordingly. Come on, I won't tell anybody.... ;)
 

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Ok, Bob, now that you're here, spill it - what's INFS going to show us at CEDIA????? I'm trying to decide whether to rebulb (for brightness) or buy a new pj for football season, if we're going to see a 1280x768 4810 I can make my plans accordingly. Come on, I won't tell anybody.... ;)
Nice try, but any 48xx model is -- by definition -- 480p.
 

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Nice try, but any 48xx model is -- by definition -- 480p.
Does that mean that the SP5000 was 500p? :rolleyes:


Or was it 000p?


Or maybe the 4810 will be 1080 :D
 

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wow, that's really cool. thanks for sharing!


pretty incredible


how often did you clean your filters?


the x1 rocks
 

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Wow. Maybe your method of using a projector is superior due to much less shutting the projector on and off. Did brightness drop off dramatically?


the last few days...say last week...i had a feeling it was gonna bite the dust...i also saw an inablility to calibrate the colors


i thought it was my color wheel...i took it out and cleaned it but it stayed the same....


then the last day i turned it on and 30sec later ..."puff"


i also only cleaned the net looking deallie once or twice in the one plus year that i used it


only turned it off a total pof maybe ten times,that is it!

I was thiking maybe i got a "super " bulb, i mean seriouly how many people even get the advertised 3k or 4k life expentancy?




anyhow


Martin
 

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Originally Posted by CT_Wiebe
You can't just buy a bulb. You need the whole lamp assembly, which is what the Infocus Lamp Part Number that you quoted is (SP-LAMP-009, according to the Infocus web site).
http://store.infocus.com/escalate/st...name=&tab=desc


BTW, do not touch the lamp bulb when you replace it. Finger oils are corrosive to the quartz glass that is used for the bulb itself.


Congratulations! I think you set a record (call Guiness :D ).
Regarding it being a record...possibly...i had to reset the 4k ceiling a few months ago..and then till now, it worked just fine...only the last 20hours or so did i see a drop in Lumens, i mean i m sure it droped overtime...but it wasnt noticable untill a week ago


thanks


also great info about not touching the bulb...noit that i planed to...i never gave it a thought!




Martin
 
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