How to install a new Epson EMP-830p projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 11 years ago


Replacing the lamp in your Epson EMP-830p projector takes less than 15 minutes when you use our guide.

Be sure to invest in an authentic Epson EMP-830p projector lamp.

When to replace

As the Epson EMP-830p projector lamp reaches its end of life you’ll start to notice warning signs:

  • Dark image
  • Image that has deteriorated
  • A message saying “Replace the lamp” appears on screen.
  • Lamp light flashes orange

NOTE: If the Lamp light turns red the Epson EMP-830p projector lamp lamp is burnt out and should be replaced immediately.
See how many hours you have left in the Epson EMP-830p projector lamp:

  • Press the MENU button and highlight INFO menu to see the lamp usage hours.
  • When the Brightness Contol is set to High, the Epson ELPLP31 lamp will last up to 2000 hours.
  • Lower the Brightness Control to low and the Epson ELPLP31 lamp will last up to 3000 hours.

Find the right lamp

Be sure install a genuine Epson EMP-830p projector lamp and you’ll save yourself a lot of headaches. Look for the seal of approval before purchasing your replacement Epson EMP-830p projector lamp.
6 good reasons to buy authentic lamps

Avoid being duped: Read the 7 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Lamp.

Install the Epson ELPLP31

Before installation follow these important safety tips:

  • Turn power button off wait for light to stop flashing.
  • Unplug the power cord on the Epson EMP-830p.
  • Allow the Epson EMP-830p projector to cool for one hour – it should be cool to the touch. These projectors run a high temperatures so you can burn yourself very 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.

Epson_EMP_ 830p_Epson_ELPLP31_lamp_remove_lamp_cover_screw

  • The lamp cover is found on top of the Epson EMP-830 projector. Loosen the lamp cover screw — you can’t remove it only loosen it.


  • Epson_EMP-830p_Epson_ELPLP31_lamp_remove_coverSlide the Epson EMP-830p projector lamp cover off.



NOTE: The Epson ELPLP31 lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps!

  • Epson_PowerLite 830P_Epson_ELPLP31_lamp_remove_coverGently insert the new Epson ELPLP31 lamp into the Epson EMP-830p projector.
  • Tighten the screws on the Epson ELPLP31 lamp. Be sure not to tighten too much or the lamp may not work.
  • Replace the lamp cover and tighten the screw on the Epson ELPLP31 projector lamp cover.

You are now ready to reset the lamp timer.

Reseting the Epson EMP-830p Lamp Timer

The Epson EMP-830p has a lamp timer that tracks the number of hours left for the Epson ELPLP31 before it reaches end of life. Every time you install a new Epson ELPLP31 lamp you must reset the lamp timer to zero. Don’t use the Epson ELPLP31 lamp beyond its recommended usage as this can damages the Epson EMP-830p projector.

  • Press the MENU button on either the remote control or on the projector’s control panel.
  • Scroll down to the RESET option.
  • Press Enter
  • Press ENTER to open the prompt screen


  • Press Yes.
  • Lamp hours will be reset to zero.
  • Press MENU to return to the screen.

Longer lamp life

Extend the life of the newly installed Epson ELPLP31 with the following tips:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Epson EMP-830p 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.
  • Set the Brightness Mode to low.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life


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