Your guide to replacing the Epson EMP-83He projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 11 years ago

Epson-EMP-83He-projector-Epson-ELPLP42-lampReplacing the Epson EMP-83He projector lamp is simple when you follow this handy 3-step guide. 

The Epson EMP-83He projector lamp can last approximately 3000 hours of  life using the HIGH brightness mode or close to 4000 hours if you have sent the brightness to low. Be sure to buy an authentic Epson EMP-83He projector lamp and have that ready before proceeding.

Step 1: Knowing when to replace the lamp

Watch for the signs that the Epson ELPLP42 needs to be replaced in the Epson EMP-83He projector:


  • Dark image
  • Image that has deteriorated
  • On warning message appears on screen
  • Lamp light flashes orange

Step 2: Buying the correct lamp

Why buy an authentic lamp that is more expensive?
The Internet has been flooded with companies offering “generic” compatible lamps. Although they seem like a bargain, these lamps are actually not good for your Epson EMP-83H projector. They can seriously damage your projector and cost you more money.

6 good reasons for buying authentic lamps:

Be sure the purchase an authentic Epson ELPLP42 to protect your health and the safety of your Epson EMP-83He projector. Read more about the 7 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Lamp.

Buy this lamp on Amazon sold by these authorized dealers:

Step 3: Install the Epson ELPLP42

Before installation:

  • Turn off power switch on the back of the Epson EMP-83He projector.
  • After you turn off the projector’s power and the confirmation buzzer beeps twice, disconnect the power cable
  • Allow the Epson EMP-83He projector to cool for one hour – it should be cool to the touch. Inside of the projector can be very hot since these machines operator under high temperatures and you run the risk of being burned if the projector has not cooled down.
  • Do not operate the projectors while any of the lamps are removed as this may result in malfunctions, fire hazard and other accidents.

1. The lamp cover is found on top of the Epson EMP-83He projector. Loosen the lamp cover screw — you can’t remove it only loosen it.
2. Slide the Epson EMP-83He projector lamp cover off.
3. Loosen the two screws holding the Epson ELPLP42 lamp in place.
Epson_EMP_83he_lamp_out4. Grab the Epson ELPLP42 lamp by the two indents on the lamp. Gently remove the lamp. Pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. Learn what to do should the bulb shatter.
NOTE: The Epson ELPLP42 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).
5. Gently insert the Epson ELPLP42 lamp making sure it’s facing the right way.
NOTE: 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.
6. Tighten the screws on the new Epson ELPLP42 lamp.
7. Replace the lamp cover and tighten the screw on the Epson EMP-83He projector lamp cover.
8. Reset the lamp timer.

Reset the lamp timer on the Epson EMP-83He projector

Reset the Epson EMP-83He projector Lamp Replacement Counter only when the Epson ELPLP42 lamp has been replaced.

  • Press the MENU button on the remote control. The Lamp Reset Menu will appear.
  • Scroll down to the RESET. Press ENTER.
  • Click on RESET ALL.
  • A prompt appears asking if you want to replace the lamp.
  • Select YES and press ENTER.
  • Press MENU to exit.


Prolong the life of the Epson ELPLP42 lamp:

Extend the life of the newly installed Epson ELPLP42 with the following tips:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Epson EMP-83He 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

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