Vivitek PJVIH1082 projector lamp replacement guide

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 10 years ago

Our step-by-step guide will help you change the Vivitek PJVIH1082 projector lamp in in four easy steps.

PJVIH1082_projector_5811116206_projector_lampStep 1: Know when the replace the Vivitek PJVIH1082 projector lamp

Your Vivitek PJVIH1082 projector uses the Vivitek 5811116206-SU projector lamp. When the Vivitek PJVIH1082 projector lamp is approaching end of life, you may notice the quality of the picture becoming poor or the colours looking faded or distorted.
You can expect 2000 hours of Vivitek 5811116206-SU lamp. 3000 hours if Eco Mode has been turned on.

To check the projector lamp hours:


  • Press the Menu button to open the OSD menu.
  • Press left/right arrow keys move to the STATUS Menu.
  • The LAMP HOUR field displays the number of hours the lamp has been in use

Step 2: Go with authentic projector lamps

Be sure the purchase an authentic Vivitek 5811116206-SU projector lamp for your Vivitek PJVIH1082 projector and keep it working at its best. Although generic lamps seem like a bargain, they are created using toxic and carcinogenic substitutes that results in a shorter lamp life and the inability to be properly calibrated to work with the sophisticated electronics in your Vivitek PJVIH1082 projector. Installing these generic lamps also makes your warranty void. Buy  an authentic Vivitek 5811116206-SU projector lamp to keep your projector working at its best.

Step 3: Replace the 5811116206-S projector lamp

Before changing the lamp:

  • Reduce the risk of electrical shock by disconnecting the power cord on the Vivitek PJVIH1082 projector.
  • Reduce the risk of severe burns by allowing the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes.


  • Place something soft on the table to prevent your  Vivitek PJVIH1082 from getting scratched. The lamp cover is located at the bottom of the projector.
  • Remove the captive screw holding the lamp cover place.
  • Remove the lamp cover and place it to one side.



  • Take the new Vivitek 5811116206-SU projector lamp out of its packaging. Lift up the wire handle and gently guide it into the PJVIH1082 projector.
  • Take care not to touch the actual bulb as the oil from your fingers can leave a smudge that will burn into a black spot when the projector heats up.
  • Tighten the lamp screw.
  • Re-install the H1080FD lamp cover and tighten the screw.
  • Reset the total lamp hour timer.

Step 4: Resetting the Vivitek PJVIH1082 Lamp Hour Timer

It’s important to only reset the lamp timer when the Vivitek 5811116206-S projector lamp has been replaced so the projector can track the lamp hours.


  • Press the Menu button to open the OSD menu.
  • Press left/right arrow keys to move to the Setup menu.
  • Press up/down arrows to move to the Advanced menu
  • Press Enter.
  • Press the cursor up/down arrows button to Lamp Hour Reset.
  • Press Enter.
  • A message will appear saying the Lamp Hour has been reset to zero.
  • Press the Menu button to return to the main Setup menu.

Extending the life of the Vivitek 5811116206-S projector lamp:

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Use the Lamp Power option on the Vivitek PJVIH1082 projector and set to Eco Mode to reduce the amount of power used but extend lamp life.
  • Learn more with Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.

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