3 Steps to a new BenQ PB8220 projector lamps

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 12 years ago

BenQ_PB8220_projectors_BenQ-60.J3503.CB_ projector_lampReplacing the BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 projector lamp can be done in three easy steps.

Follow our quick, easy guide for a new BenQ 60.J3503.CB1  projector lamp in the BenQ PB8220 projector.
When it’s time to replace the projector lamp in your BenQ PB8220 projector the LED on the projector will light red and reminder messages will appear on screen.

Step 1: Buy an authentic projector lamp

You can expect up to 3000 hours with BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 projector lamp as long as you buy authentic. OEM projector lamps are superior to generic lamps currently sold at discount prices on the Internet.
At first glance generic compatible lamps seem like an incredible bargain. But when you factor in their shorter life spans and poor illumination along with other problems, these lamps actually end up costing more in the long run.  These lamps are prone to explosion and have been created using toxic substances such as Krypton-85. Using a counterfeit generic lamp will also void any warranty for your BenQ PB8220 projector. Buy authentic and keep your BenQ PB8220 projector working.

Step 2: Replace the BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 lamp

Before installing: Disconnect the power cord and allow the projector to cool for one hour before replacing the lamp. The BenQ PB8220 projector operates under high heat and can cause burns if it’s not cooled down enough.
BenQ_PB8220_lamp_cover off_BenQ_60.J3503.CB1_projector_lamp

  • The lamp lid for the BenQ PB8220 is found on the bottom of the projector. Be sure to protect the top of the projector before turning it over to access the BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 lamp. BenQ_PB8220_lamp_cover_removed,_BenQ_60.J3503.CB1_projector_ lamp
  • Loosen the screw holding the BenQ PB8220 lamp cover in place.
  • Remove the BenQ PB8220 projector lid and place it to one side.


  • Remove the screw holding the BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 projector lamp in out of the projector. Be sure to dispose of the used BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 projector lamp through a local recycling program. Don’t throw this projector lamp into regular garbage as it contains mercury.


  • Inset the new BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 lamp all the way into the BenQ PB8220 unit.
  • Tighten the screws holding the BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 projector lamp in place.
  • Replace the lid on the BenQ PB8220. You’re now ready to reset the projector lamp timer.

NOTE: The BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps! If you bought from an authentic manufacturer they will recycle the lamp for you at no extra cost (another reason to buy authentic lamps!

Step 3: Resetting the lamp timer

In order for the BenQ PB8120 to correctly track the lamp life of your newly installed BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 projector lamp, you’ll need to reset the lamp timer.
BenQ PB8820 lamp reset, BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 lamp

  • Press the Exit button on the projector for 3 seconds to display the total used lamp time.
  • Press the MENU button on the projector during the lamp hour message.

BenQ PB8820 lamp reset final screen, BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 lamp

  • An adjustment message will appear.
  • Press the arrows to reset lamp hours to zero. Press EXIT to leave.

Extending the life of the BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 lamp

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Use the Lamp Power option on the BenQ PB8220 and set to Economic Mode to reduce the amount of power used but extend lamp life.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.

Alternative for the projector lamp

BENQ-60.J3503.CB1_replacement_projector_bulb_videoInterested in saving some money and making your projector more eco-friendly? Consider just replacing the BenQ 60.J3503.CB1 projector lamp bulb and re-using the existing lamp cage. You reduce waste and save money. Watch our video to learn more.

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