Your Sanyo PLC-EF30/PLC-EF31/PLC-XF30/PLC-XF31 series projector lamps have between 2,000 to 3,000 hours before they need to be replaced. This may be less if your filters are not cleaned on a regular basis. When it’s time to change your PLC-EF30/PLC-EF31/PLC-XF30/PLC-XF31 series lamp you’ll notice a flashing light on the either the Lamp Indicator.
Be sure to use the same type of projector lamp bought from a verified source that has been manufactured to meet the specifications. See below for the correct POA-LLB02 / POA-LMP39 (service part no 610 292 4848) lamp to use with your particular model and links for step-by-step instructions for replacing the lamps in all Sanyo PLC-EF30/PLC-EF31/PLC-XF30/PLC-XF31 projectors.
Resist the temptation to buy a cheaper counterfeit model as this can damage the sensitive mechanisms in your Sanyo PLC-EF30/PLC-EF31/PLC-XF30/PLC-XF31 projectors. Check your model to see if you’ll need two replacement lamps for your projector.
As the lamp reaches its end of life, the Lamp Replace indicator lights turns yellow indicating it’s time for a new POA-LLB02 / POA-LMP39 (610-292-4848) as the current lamp is nearing end of life. If the POA-LLB02 / POA-LMP39 (service part no 610 292 4848)9 light does burn out, then the indicator light will be flashing. If your projector has more than one lamps, check the number of the lamp shown on screen as Lamp Status Display on the Sanyo PLC-EF30/PLC-EF31/PLC-XF30/PLC-XF31 projectors so you can determine which lamp needs to be replaced.
On Screen Indicators
The Lamp Status Display appears on screen showing the status of each lamp. This will be the same menu for all Sanyo PLC-EF30/PLC-EF31/PLC-XF30/PLC-XF31 projectors.
Yellow Lamp: Lamp lights normally and is ON
Dim Lamp: Projection Lamp is turned off.
Red Lamp: Projections Lamp is nearing its end. When image becomes darker replace lamp. The LAMP REPLACE indicator will be flashing yellow.
X mark on Lamp: Projection lamp is defective or fails to be turned on. Restart the projector and if the X still appears, replace the lamp marked with the X.
Sanyo Lamp Mode Changeover
When a lamp is no longer working, the Lamp Management Function (Lamp Mode) automatically changes the combination of lighting from either two lamps to one lamp being used.
The Sanyo PLC-EF30/PLC-EF31/PLC-XF30/PLC-XF31 projectors series gives you the option of extending your lamp life by manually changing the Lamp Mode to use only one lamp. To do this:
- Press Menu button to get to the On-Screen Menu.
- Press Point left/right buttons to select Setting and press Select button. Setting dialog box appears.
- Press Point Down button to move a red frame pointer to Lamp Mode.
- Set the 2 Lamp Mode to 1 Lamp Mode lamp mode by pressing Point left/right buttons.
- When you switch the Lamp Mode from using 2 lamps to using 1 lamp the image becomes a little darker.
- When you switch the Lamp Modefrom using 1 lamp to using 2 lamps, the image becomes a little brighter gradually.
You must wait for 90 seconds after changing Lamp Mode before you can access this option again.
Click on your Sanyo Projector for step-by-step instructions on how to replace your lamp.
Sanyo PLC-EF31/ PLC-EF31NL / PLC-EF31N/ PLC-EF32
Sanyo PLC-XF30/ XF30NL
The green alternative
If you are looking an option that is more eco-friendly and can save you some money, consider replacing only the lamp and re-using the original lamp cage. Watch our step-by-step tutorial to show you what is needed.