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    Casio LED Projectors realistic bulb life. Anyone had a bulb go yet?

    Hi we've started buying Casio LED projectors as I'm told it's worth the extra cost as we'll save it in the long run when it comes to bulb replacements.

    Anyone had a bulb go on one of these yet?

    What sort of realistic lamp life can I expect from them? I've filled out the extended warranty that comes with them so I have a minimum of 10,000 hours or 5 years... which is nice!

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    They use a laser light source and led there isn't a bulb or lamp in then.

    You can probably replace those elements but for their stated lifespan I don't think that is intended.

    Ben

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    We've been using them for years around the school. Never had one fail so they are pretty much "bulbless" in my eyes.

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    We've had 2 fail in the last, what, 4 years. They send out a temp replacement, collect the dead one, and fix it.

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    We have around 70 of these now, had a couple of failures but the swap out is good.

    If you ask Casio will swap the unit and you can keep the swap and they'll transfer the warranty. Saves you taking one down, putting one up, taking it down, putting the original back up.

    Depends how lazy you are really

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTFM View Post
    We have around 70 of these now, had a couple of failures but the swap out is good.

    If you ask Casio will swap the unit and you can keep the swap and they'll transfer the warranty. Saves you taking one down, putting one up, taking it down, putting the original back up.

    Depends how lazy you are really
    Hmm -we've just had one swapped out (bit disappointed as it was 13 months old) - they said we could keep the swap but it was a reconditioned unit and turned out to be about 18 months older than ours so I said no. Mind you, that was a week ago and we havent got ours back yet

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    There appears to be two varients - a thin and a thick case. We've had no end of problems with the thin versions overheating and the electronics freezing (no response to remote/buttons). The thick versions seem to be fine but we've gone back to cheaper bulb projectors here because I can't justify the lifespan based on what we've had so far. Might have another look in a couple of years once we spent some serious money getting the current stock upgraded a bit.

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    I enquired about these from an engineer that carries out installations and he stated that the Casio projector brightness halves at 10,000 hours and as there is no replaceable parts you need to discard them at the end of their life, now taking this with a pinch of salt as the source is biased but I'm not sure its worth the premium over short throw or ultra short throws if all you get is 10,000 hours of decent image quality.

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    Hi rpycroft,


    As it has been mentioned above , they come with a 20,000 hour lamp life (There is no lamp just LED components) so they should last a long time. I have put many of thease into schools and as yet has no issues. But then again i have put LCD projectors into schools that have lasted nearly 10 years without a bulb change. Casio should swap out or fix the issue if you have ever have problems i would of thought...

    Col

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