Average Life Spans
Projector Central, an online trade magazine for projection equipment, suggests that most projector bulbs have a life of about 2,000 hours.
Epson claims its PowerLite projector’s lamp lasts 5,000 hours and Delta makes an LED-based projector with a projected life span of about 20,000 hours.
How many years does a projector lamp last?
The expected life of a lamp will vary based on the lamp technology and the projector; however, most projectors offer about 2000 hours. The lamp’s success rate is based on a bell curve, so that a majority of (but not all) lamps will meet the lamp life hours specified.
How many hours does a projector last?
All projector lamps have an expected operating time, called lamp life. This value is expressed in numbers of hours, and is typically around 1,500 to 2,000 hours. Newer models claim 5,000 hours of lamp life and more.
How often do projector bulbs need to be replaced?
If you run a projector for 10 hours per week, which is usually a minimum for most churches, you should replace lamps at least every 3 years, probably more often. Lamps usually begin to flicker towards their end of life.
Do LCD projectors have lifespan?
On the other hand, LCD projectors use liquid crystal displays, have no moving parts and thus are generally less expensive. The LEDs in LED projectors have a lifespan of over 20,000 hours.