Replacement guide for InFocus C250 projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 9 years ago

Infocus_C250_projector_Infocus_SP-LAMP-019_projector_lamp Follow our 3-step guide to a new  InFocus C250 projector lamp.

When it’s time to replace the InFocus C250 projector lamp you may see the following signs:

  • The projector image gets darker and starts to deteriorate.
  • The projector lamp flashes red.
  • The warning message REPLACE THE LAMP appears on screen.

Replace the InFocus SP-LAMP-019 immediately. Infocus_C250_projector_Infocus_SP-LAMP-019_projector_lamp_hoursCheck the remaining time left using the Service Menus, Total Lamp Hours option.

Step 1: Invest in authentic

Resist the temptation to buy a cheaper counterfeit model as they usually hurt your InFocus C250 projector. When you purchase an authentic projector lamp, you’re guaranteed a lamp that has been manufactured with high quality parts. Lower priced counterfeit lamps are made with inferior parts that can give you a lower quality light and poor image. They may end up costing you more when they damage the sensitive mechanisms in your InFocus C250 projector. Counterfeit knock-off lamps area also prone to explosions. Generic lamps can also release carcinogenic materials such as Krypton 95 that are used as substitutes by copy-cat manufacturers. Buy from a legitimate source to keep your projector under warranty and protect your health.

Find this lamp sold on Amazon by these authorized dealers:

  • InFocus SP-LAMP-019 Certified replacement projector lamp for the IN32, IN34, IN34EP, LP600, C170, C175, and C185

Step 2: Install the replacement projector lamp

 Follow these important safety steps BEFORE installing the replacement

  • Turn off the InFocus C250 projector and unplug the power cord.
  • To avoid getting burned, let the InFocus C250 projector fully cool before changing the lamp.
  • Place the projector on a soft surface.
  • 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.


  • Remove the  lamp door by using a screw driver to gently pop off the cover.
  • Slide the door forward and lift the door off.
  • Using the screw driver to loosen the screw holding the InFocus SP-LAMP-019 in place.
  • Disconnect the connector attaching the  InFocus SP-LAMP-019 to the  InFocus C250 projector.

Infocus_C250_projector_Infocus_SP-LAMP-019_disconnect_projector_lamp Infocus_C250_projector_Infocus_SP-LAMP-019_remove_projector_lamp

  • Grab the InFocus SP-LAMP-019 lamp handle and carefully lift the lamp cage up.Pulling too quickly can cause the bulb to shatter. Learn what to do should the bulb break.
  • Install the new InFocus_SP-LAMP-019 lamp housing and tighten the screw.
  • Connect the connection wire from the lamp to the projector
  • Slide the lamp door back in place, making sure it is aligned so it clicks into place.
  • You are ready to reset the lamp hours.
NOTE: The InFocus SP-LAMP-019 contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle your used lamps!

Step 3: Reset the projector  lamp timer

Infocus_C250_projector_Infocus_SP-LAMP-019_resset_projector_lamp_timerAfter replacing the InFocus SP-LAMP-019 projector lamp be sure to reset the lamp hours. Failure to do so will mean your InFocus C250 will NOT TURN ON.

  •  Open the MAIN menu. Press SELECT
  • Scroll down to the SERVICE menu.
  • Scroll down to RESET LAMP HOURS.
  • Lamp hours will be reset to zero.

Tips for longer lamp life

  • Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
  • Turn off the InFocus C250 and let it stand for at least one hour ever 24 hours.
  • Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector particularly if it’s been permanently mounted.
  • Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life


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