How to replace the Epson G5350NL projector lamp

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  • Shelagh M.
  • 11 years ago

Epson_G5350NL_projectorFollow this D.I.Y. guide to replace the Epson G5350NL projector lamp.

Be sure to invest in an authentic Epson G5350NL projector lamp.

When do I need to change the lamp?

Epson_G5350NL_warning_light_Epson_ELPLP46When the Epson ELPLP46 is approaching end of life you’ll start to see warnings signs:

  • A screen that is gradually dimming or deteriorating.
  • Colour in the image appears dark or off colour.
  • “Replace the lamp” warning flashing on screen.
  • Lamp light flashing a steady orange.

Replace the Epson ELPLP46 lamp immediately so you don’t run the risk of having the lamp explode.

Tracking lamp life

Epson_G5350NL_check_lamp_hours_Epson_ELPLP46The life span of the Epson ELPLP46 is 2000 hours when Brightness Control is set to High (which is the default) or 3000 hours if the Brightness Control is set to Low. To track the life of your lamp check the number of hours it’s been in use:

  • Press the MENU button on either the remote control or on the projector’s control panel.
  • Scroll down to INFO to show the number of hours.
  • You can see the number of hours left on both High and Low Brightness.

To reset the lamp Brightness:

  • Press the MENU button on either the remote control or on the projector’s control panel.
  • Scroll down to SETTINGS menu. Press ENTER.
  • Scroll down to highlight BRIGHTNESS CONTROL. Press ENTER.
  • Press the arrow key to change from High to Low.
  • Press ENTER to save the change.

Be ready with an authentic lamp

What’s the difference between an authentic Epson ELPLP46 and a generic version. Quality, price and reliability!
With their bargain prices and easy availability, generic lamps can be a real temptation. However, generic lamps are plagued with problems that may them a poor choice despite the great price tag. The main reason to avoid these so-called compatible, generic lamps include:

Buy an authentic lamp from a recognized dealer who proudly displays the seal of approval. Protect yourself and buy authentic.

Replacing the Epson ELPLP46 lamp

Before installation follow these important safety tips:

  • Turn power button off and after the Epson G5350NL has beeped twice unplug the power cord.
  • The Epson G5350NL should be cool to the touch. DO NOT attempt to change the Epson ELPLP46 if the projector is still hot. You can be badly burned if you don’t wait for the projector to cool.

IMPORTANT: Do not operate the projectors the lamps is removed as this may result in malfunctions, fire hazard and other accidents.

  • Loosen the screws on the Epson G5350NL projector using the screw drive provided.
  • NOTE: Even when the lamp cover is removed in remains attached to the projector to prevent it from falling should the projector be mounted to the ceiling.


  • Loosen the two screws holding the Epson ELPLP46 lamp in place. Theses screws also don’t completely come out.



  • Gently insert the new Epson ELPLP46 lamp into the Epson  G5350NL projector.
  • Avoid touching the actual lamp since your fingerprints will cause black out spots to appear when the projector starts working.
  • Tighten the screws on the Epson ELPLP46 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 ELPLP46 projector lamp cover.

NOTE: The Epson ELPLP46 lamp contains mercury and needs to be properly recycled. Don’t thrown the used lamp into your regular garbage. Contact your authentic manufacturer and they they assist you in getting the lamp to the right recycling facility.
You are now ready to reset the lamp timer.

Resetting the Epson PG5350NL Lamp Timer

The Epson G5350NL has a lamp timer that tracks the number of hours left for the Epson ELPLP46. Every time you install a new Epson ELPLP46 lamp you must reset the lamp timer to zero. Don’t use the Epson ELPLP46 lamp beyond its recommended usage as this can damage the Epson G5350NL 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 to bring up the reset screen.
  • Scroll down to RESET LAMP HOURS.
  • A second prompt screen will appear asking for confirmation. Scroll over to the YES option. Press ENTER.
  • Press MENU to exit

Extending the life of your Epson ELPLP46 lamp

Follow this simple tips to make your Epson ELPLP46 lamp last even longer:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the Epson G5350NL 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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