Replacing a lamp
Lamps have a limited lifespan, meaning that sooner or later every owner of a projector or projection TV will need to replace the lamp. You can replace the lamp yourself or have it done by an expert.
I want to replace the lamp myself
Replacing the lamp yourself is the most advantageous option. You do not have to pay for the replacement and you save time as well on transporting the projector to the repair center. If you order a lamp with housing, anybody who owns a cross-point screwdriver can manage to replace the lamp. Buying a bare bulb and replacing the lamp in the housing yourself is only recommended for the manually-skilled. You can read more about the various lamp options here.
Our detailed Guide to Replacing Lamps will certainly help you with the process.
I want to have the lamp replaced
If you want to have the lamp replaced by an expert, then get in touch with a repair service or IT company that deals with projectors. We recommend to first find your lamp on the internet, so that you know which lamp options are available for your projector and what the prices are. Then get in touch with the repair service and agree on the replacement. From an economic point of view, it is usually cheapest for the customer to order the lamp on the internet and only pay the repair service to replace the bulb.
Please note that if you are planning to use a repair service authorised by the manufacturer of your projector, then you should certainly purchase an original lamp with housing. Again, it is cheaper to buy it on the internet.
Have a look at this video tutorial on bulb replacement
Have a look at our video tutorials, so you have an idea of how easy it is to replace a lamp. Here, you will find demonstrations on how to replace the lamp in several popular types of projectors from the following brands: Acer, BenQ, Epson, Panasonic and Sony. There is also a video tutorial on replacing a bare bulb in the housing.