Add a replacement Optoma EW533ST projector lamp

Written by
  • Shelagh M.
  • 8 years ago

optoma_ew533stThis step-by-step guide shows how to install a replacement Optoma EW533ST projector lamp

When the Optoma EW533ST projector lamp is reaching end of life, you’ll see a warning sign appear on screen.
Replace the lamp immediately when you see this warning signs. Using the lamp beyond its recommended hours can result in the projector lamp exploding inside the projector. Clean up can be time consuming. Watch for other signs that the Optoma EW533ST projector lamp may be reaching it’s end of life:

  • the Lamp LED flashing amber
  • picture has poor colour quality
  • image vibrancy and definition has deteriorated

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Installing a new lamp

Always buy authentic lamps for your projector. See below for information on how authentic projector lamps keep your projector working properly. Your Optoma EW533ST uses the Optoma BL-FP180E projector lamp. Follow these important safety tips before installing a new lamp:

  • Switch off the power to the projector by pressing the Power/Standby button.
  • Allow the projector to cool down for at least 30 minutes. If should be cool to the touch. The Optoma EW533ST runs at a high temperature and you can burn yourself badly if you don’t allow the projector to cool down.
  • Disconnect the power cord.

Remove the old lamp
Optoma_EW533ST_projector_BL-FPI80E_replace_projector_lamp1: Use a screwdriver to loosen the two screws holding the projector lamp cover in place. The Optoma EW533ST projector should be cool to the touch.
2: Remove the lamp cover and place to one side. Don’t lose the screws to the cover as the projector will not turn back on until the projector lamp cover has been properly installed.
3: Remove both screws holding the BL-FP180E projector lamp in place.Lift the wire handle on the lamp and gently remove it from the projector. Be careful not to hit the lamp or you can cause it to break.

Install the new lamp:

  • Take the new Optoma BL-FP180E  projector lamp out of its packaging and lift the handle on the lamp.
  • Gently place it into the projector making sure not to touch the actual bulb. Oil from fingerprint marks can burn black spots onto the lamp when it heats up.
  • Tighten the screws on the projector lamp.
  • Close the lid. Tighten the cover screws.
  • You are now ready to reset the lamp timer.

Reset the Optoma EW533ST projector lamp timer

Your Optoma EW533ST comes equipped with an automatic projector lamp timer that tracks the number of hours left for the BL-FP180E  projector lamp. Each time you change the lamp you need to reset the lamp timer. Failure to do so may cause the projector to use the lamp over the recommended period of time resulting in the lamp exploding.


To reset the lamp timer:

  • Press MENU
  • Select OPTIONS
  • Select Lamp Settings
  • Select Lamp Reset
  • Select Yes

Under Brightness Mode:

  • Choose STD to dim the projector lamp and lower power consumption making the lamp last longer.
  • Choose BRIGHT to make the lamp brighter but decrease lamp life.

Learn the TOP Tips for extending the lamp life in your Optoma EW533ST projector.

Why buy authentic?

Be sure to buy an authentic projector lamp in order to keep your projector working properly and avoid safety and health issues from counterfeit lamps.


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