Installing a new Infocus IN37 projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 9 years ago

Infocus_IN37_projector_Infocus_SP-LAMP-019 Install a new InFocus IN37 projector lamp by following the steps in this guide.

Invest in authentic

Your InFocus IN37 projector is equipped with sophisticated optics that need the right projector lamp. That means resisting the lure of  cheaper counterfeit models. When you purchase an authentic Infocus IN37 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 and 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

End of life warning signs

When it’s time to replace the InFocus IN37 projector lamp you may seen 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_IN37_projector_Infocus_SP-LAMP-019_projector_lamp_hoursCheck the remaining time left using the Service Menus, Total Lamp Hours option.

Step 2: Install the replacement projector lamp

Follow these important safety steps BEFORE installing the replacement

  • Turn off the InFocus IN37 projector and unplug the power cord.
  • To avoid getting burned, let the 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 IN37 projector.

Infocus_IN37_projector_Infocus_SP-LAMP-019_disconnect_projector_lamp Infocus_IN37_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_IN37_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 IN37 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 IN37 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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