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Review of "Panasonic LAB50"

published 29/03/2015 | dobieg
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Pro Simple and straightforward to install
Cons expensive and often need a screwdriver
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"Bright idea: Replacement bulb for PT-LB50 range of projectors"

The very thing when your PANASONIC projector burns out the bulb!

Whether it’s for doing presentations for meetings, watching films or goofing about projecting images onto your (and other people’s) buildings, from relative obscurity LCD projectors have become smaller, lighter and above all, cheaper.

LCD projectors have one failing in particular though, and it’s one they hold on common with most projector devices, namely the bulb.

The average life expectancy of a bulb for this projector is around 2,000 hours, but may be reduced considerably if it is repeatedly switched on and off, or is subject to knocks or bumps whilst newly switched on, or is cooling down.

2,000 hours equates very roughly to one year of operation at five and a half hours a day

The LAB-50 bulb is specifically designed for the PANASONIC PT-LB50 projector.

If you are a professional presentor it's probably worth having one of these handy in case you get 'caught out' at your next important meeting.

The package comprises of a Glass reinforced plastic “cage” into which are mounted the electronic connectors, a 125w halogen lamp and some optics.

Replacing the lamp is a relatively straightforwrd process;

Switch off theprojector
disconnect the power
unscrew the lamp cover on the projector,
unclip the lamp housing
dust the internal compartment to remove any collected debris
pop the new lamp in place
replace the cover.

Take care not to touch any of the optics, and especially not the lamp itself

An Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) version of the lamp is £170 (Misco) whereas ‘compatible’ pattern part are available nearer the £65 mark (Amazon)

At one time video projectors with burnt out bulbs were relatively abundant on Ebay, mostly because the bulbs were so expensive, now the cost of bulbs has fallen, people are mre inclined to replace the bulbs themselves.

It’s a shame you can’t simply install a standard domestic halogen lamp – the sort you buy in supermarkets for a few quid (well you probably could, but all the optics would be wrong, and you wouldn’t see an evenly illuminated picture!)

A bigger shame still that you won’t get an LED replacement, it would run cooler, last longer, and probably cost less in the long run.


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  • Secre published 31/03/2015
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Product Information : Panasonic LAB50

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Panasonic's vision of the digital future is driven by the needs and aspirations of its business customers and millions of consumers around the world who use its products every day. The company shares their dream to live a fuller life by providing ways of working smarter and enjoying the rewards of technological advances.

Product Details

Product Description: Panasonic ET LAB50 - projector lamp

Product Type: Projector lamp

Designed For: PT LB50E, LB50NT, LB50NTE, LB50NTEA, LB50NTU, LB50SE, LB50SEA, LB50SU, LB50U, LB51EA, LB51NTE, LB51NTEA

General

MPN: ET-LAB50

Product Type: Projector lamp

Compatibility Information

Designed For: Panasonic PT LB50E, LB50NT, LB50NTE, LB50NTEA, LB50NTU, LB50SE, LB50SEA, LB50SU, LB50U, LB51EA, LB51NTE, LB51NTEA

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