Life expectancy of the Epson PowerLite 79 projector lamp is 4000 hours if the Power Consumption in the Settings Menu is set at the default of Normal. If you switch to ECO mode, you can expect up to 5000 hours of usage.
Step 1: Know when to replace
Find out how many hours are left with the Epson ELPLP54 lamp by consulting the Lamp Usage Screen.
To check the number of hours left for the lamp:
- Press the MENU button.
- Scroll down to highlight the INFO menu.
- If you have used the projector for less than 10 hours, the hours will be listed at 0H.
Watch for the warning signs on the Epson PowerLite 79 projector:
- Dark image
- Image that has deteriorated
- “Replace the lamp” warning appears on screen.
- Lamp light flashes orange
- Lamp light turns red and stays lit
Step 2: Buy the right lamp
It’s critical to install a genuine Epson ELPLP54 rather than a compatible generic lamps. Generic lamps look appealing because of their low cost but this should be your first indication that the lamp you are about to purchase is counterfeit. Counterfeit lamps have a shorter lamp life, damage the components in your projector, have poor picture quality and are prone to explosions. You also run the risk of being exposed to the carcinogenic substances such Krypton-85 used in the making of these copycat lamps.
Their basic incompatibility may cause damage to the sensitive and sophisticated components in your Epson PowerLite 79 projector. These copycat offer no guarantees or refunds and often installing them usually voids your warranty.
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Step 3: Install the Epson ELPLP54
- Turn power button off wait for light to stop flashing.
- Turn off power switch on Epson PowerLite 79 projector.
- Unplug the power cord.
- Allow the Epson PowerLite 79 projector to cool for one hour – it should be cool to the touch. These projectors run a high temperatures so you can burn yourself every badly if the projector has not cooled enough before being opened up.
- Do not operate the projectors while any of the lamps are removed as this may result in malfunctions, fire hazard and other accidents.
Caution: Don’t touch the screen or the actual bulb with your finger since the oil from your skin can cause a black spot on the bulb.
1. The lamp cover is found on top of the Epson PowerLite 79 projector. Loosen the lamp cover screw — you can’t remove it only loosen it.
2. Slide the Epson PowerLite 79 projector lamp cover off.
3. Loosen the two screws holding the Epson ELPLP54 lamp in place.
4. Grab the Epson ELPLP54 lamp by the wire handle. Gently pull the lamp out. Pulling too quickly can cause the Epson ELPLP54 bulb to shatter. Learn what to do should this happen.
NOTE: The Epson ELPLP54 lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps!
5. Gently insert the Epson ELPLP54 lamp making sure it’s facing the right way.
6. Tighten the screws on the new Epson ELPLP54 lamp. Be sure not to tighten too much or the lamp may not work.
7. Replace the lamp cover and tighten the screw on the Epson PowerLite 79 projector lamp cover.
8. Reset the lamp timer
Reset the lamp timer
Reset the Epson PowerLite 79 projector Lamp Replacement Counter only when the Epson ELPLP54 lamp has been replaced.
- Press the MENU button on the remote control. The Lamp Reset Menu will appear.
- Scroll down to the RESET LAMP HOURS. Press ENTER.
- A prompt appears asking if you want to RESET LAMP HOURS?
- Select YES and press ENTER.
- Press MENU to exit.
Prolong the lamp life:
Extend the life of the newly installed Epson ELPLP54 with the following tips:
- Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
- Turn off the Epson PowerLite 79 projector projector and let it stand for at least one hour ever 24 hours. An average use of four to five hours per day will ensure longer lamp life.
- Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
- Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life