Replace the Optoma DS305R projector lamp
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Be ready to replace the Optoma DS305R projector lamp by purchasing an authentic lamp with the seal of approval. Scroll down to learn why your should avoid generic lamps?
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- Optoma BL-FU180A Projector Assembly with High Quality Original Bulb Inside
- Optoma BL-FU180A, UHP, 180W Projector Lamp (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Optoma Replacement Lamp (BL-FU180A) –
Know when to replace
When the Optoma DS305R projector lamp is approaching it’s end of life, the replacement warning will appear on screen:
- A screen that is gradually dimming or deteriorating.
- Colour in the image appears dark or off colour.
- Lamp light flashing a steady orange.
Replace the lamp immediately. If you leave the lamp too long it may explode inside the projector. Learn how to properly clean up a broken lamp.
Replace the Optoma BL-FU180A
Follow these important safety steps before installing a new Optoma BL-FU180A:
- These lamps contains mercury and should be properly recycled. Don’t throw it into regular garbage.
- Switch off the power to the Optoma DS305R projector by pressing the Power/Standby button.
- Disconnect the power cord.
- Allow the projector to cool down for at least 30 minutes. so it is cool to the touch. Trying to change the lamp while the projectors is not cooled down can result in serious burns as these projectors operate using high heat.
Place something soft underneath the Optoma DS305R before turning the projector onto it’s back. Remove the two screws holding the cover in place. Push the cover up to remove it.
Remove the two screws holding the Optoma BL-FU180A lamp module in place.
Lift up the wire handle and slowly put out the old lamp. Be careful not to bang the lamp against the projector as this may case the bulb to break.
Remove the Optoma BL-FU180A from its packaging and using the wire handle, place it into the Optoma DS305R projector. Tighten the two screws on the lamp. Replace the lamp cover and tighten its two screws.
You must now reset the Lamp Replacement Timer.
Reset the lamp timing on the Optoma DS305R
In order to track the lamp life, the Optoma DS305R projector has an automatic lamp timer that triggers the lamp replacement warning. You need to reset the timer each time the lamp is replaced.
- Press the Menu option on either the remote or on the projector.
- Scroll over the Lamp Setting. Press Enter.
- Select Reset Lamp Hours. Press Yes
- The lamp hours is reset to zero.
- You can also used this screen to set ECO mode and turn off the lamp reminder message (not recommended to do).
Tips for a Optoma BL-FU180A longer life:
- Turning on the Eco Mode to lower power consumption and extend the lamp life by 130%.
- Keep your air filters clean to avoid overheating the projector.
- Turn off the Optoma DS305R projector 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
Why avoid copy-cat projector lamps?
Generic lamps have six main problems:
- inferior workmanship which translates to an inferior product,
- they don’t last as long.
- improperly calibrated so can seriously damage the optics in your Optoma DS305R
- present a health hazard due to their toxic materials.
- installing a generic lamp will void the warranty on the Optoma DS305R
- offer no guarantee, technical or customer service even after the lamp has been purchased.