End of life warnings
When the NEC NP600 projector lamp is reaching end of life you’ll see the following warning signs:
- On screen message: LAMP HAS REACHED THE END OF ITS USABLE LIFE. PLEASE REPLACE THE LAMP AND FILTER.
- LAMP indicator blinking red.
- Screen colours looks off
- Picture is faint or has deteriorated
When any of this signs show up, replace the NEC NP600 projector lamp immediately.
How much time is left?
If you’re wondering how much time is left to with the NEC NP600 projector lamp consul the Usage Time menu to see how many hours remain:
- Go to INFO menu
- Scroll down to LAMP LIFE REMAINING and LAMP HOURS USED.
- The progress indicator shows the percentage of remaining bulb life:
- When the lamp usage reaches 0, the Lamp Life REMAINING starts a count down from 100 hours
- When the count down reaches 0, the projector will turn off and not turn on.
Invest in authentic lamps
The best type of projector lamp for your NEC NP600 projector is one from a North American OEM. Despite their bargain prices, counterfeits often end up damaging the sensitive electronics in your NEC NP600 since they are prone to explosions. The substandard toxic materials used give these counterfeit projector lamps a much shorter life as well. The other concerns are the lack of proper safety guards for your eyesight. Save yourself the hassles and buy an authentic NEC NP07LP projector lamp for your NEC NP600 projector.
Find this lamp on Amazon sold by these authorized dealers:
- AuraBeam Professional Replacement Projector Lamp for NEC NP07LP With Housing (Powered by Ushio)
- AuraBeam Economy Replacement Lamp for NEC NP07LP with Housing
- NEC NP07LP Replacement Lamp. REPLACEMENT LAMP F/ NP300 NP400 NP500 NP600 NP500W NP610 NP610S PJ-LMP. 210W – 3000 Hour Normal, 4000 Hour ECO
- NEC NP07LP OEM/Philips UHP Original Replacement Lamp
Changing the NEC NP07LP projector lamp
Follow these important safety instructions before installing the new NEC NP07LP projector lamp
- turn off the NEC NP600 projector.
- unplug the projector from its power source.
- unplug the power cable.
- wait until the projector is cool to the touch to avoid getting burned.
Loosen the NEC NP600 projector lamp cover screw.
Push and slide the NEC NP600 projector cover off.
Loosen the two screws holding the NEC NP07LP projector lamp in place. (The screws will not come out only loosen.) Remove the projector lamp by holding the indent and pulling up.
NOTE: Your NEC NP07LP projector lamp should be properly recycled because they contain mercury.
Install a new lamp housing into the NEC NP600 projector, gently pressing the projector lamp housing into the socket. Take care not to touch the actual bulb as your finger prints can leave oil marks that burn black marks onto the bulb.
Push the top center on the projector lamp to secure it. Tighten the screw on the projector lamp.
Re-attach the NEC NP600 lamp cover by sliding the cover until it snaps into place. Tighten the screw on the lamp cover.
Reset the lamp timer
Once the NEC NP07LP projector lamp and NEC NP600 projector filter have both been replaced you will need to reset the timer for both. You want the projector to be able to accurately track the projector lamp life.
- Plug in the power cored into the wall outlet.
- Turn on the projector.
- From the MENU select RESET.
- Choose CLEAR LAMP HOURS.
- A confirmation message appears.
- Select YES.
Extending the projector lamp
Get your newly installed NEC NP07LP projector lamp will last longer by choosing the ECO option. The ECO MODE increases projector lamp life by lowering the power consumption. There are three modes to choose from:
- Auto Mode: 4000 hours
- Normal: 5000 hours
- Eco ModeL 8000 hours