Question about Christie Vivid Lite Lamp, 150W EHP Projector Lamp

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My projector a Christie Vivid Lite uses a 150w EHP lamp. EHP lamps seem to be rare and hard to find, I don't want to spend $300 on a light bulb. UHP lamps seem to be common and I can find suitable size and wattage lamps quite easy but the lumens seen to be considerably less. So my questions are, 1. Can a 150w UHP lamp be used in place of a 150w EHP lamp. 2. Can the projector handle using a higher watt lamp with equivalent lumens. Thanks for your help.

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  • specter333 Jun 20, 2009

    That is the model number "Christie Vivid Lite" details here "http://www.projectorcentral.com/Christie-Vivid_Lite.htm" and bulb details here "http://www.donsbulbs.com/cgi-bin/r/b.pl/sppl0118|150w~stampede.html" and the lamp I'm thinking about getting just to try here "http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=180369751160". I did not think the higher watts would work but I didn't know if the EHP and UHP were interchangeable. What I understand is they are different types of gas. By the way I already purchased another projector off ebay but I would still like to get this one going again if possible, even if it's at a reduced lumen, but I don't want to spend a lot of money on it. My company is a Stamped dealer so I can get good prices on lamps but my projector is no longer supported, end of product life. But if I could find a good cross reference it may still be worth saving.
    Thanks again. Rich


  • specter333 Jun 20, 2009

    Thanks for the help. The used lamp is just $10 and it's only to test whether I can make it work or not. If the used bulb doesn't work in then I'll just trash this projector. I use my projector instead of a TV. It's ran off my computer and I use a wireless mouse and keyboard so I can sit in my recliner and work, play or watch TV/movies. This projector cost me $120 at a local auction about a year ago and it had 75 hours on the bulb so I put 1500+ hours on it in 1 year I think I got my moneys worth. The projector I just bought is a Phillips which says to have a 6000 hour lamp life and bulbs are around $200. One bulb should last me at least three years at which time there will probably a something better than projectors available. Thanks again for your help. Rich

  • specter333 Jun 20, 2009

    Wow, quick responses and I learned exactly what I was wanting to. You've been a great help. Thanks

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No, you can not use a higher wattage bulb. Where other lamp types can experience a significant performance and colour shift after a period of time, UHP lamps guarantee virtual constant performance over its lifetime without hotspots and color shifts whereas the ehp may. I would go with the UHP. If you want to give me your projector model number, I can see what I can find
seth

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  • seth veloso Jun 20, 2009

    wow man, I can't really find anything too cheap. Be careful with that used lamp, you don't know how long it will last. I personally use factory OEM lamp on mine. It costs more but they seem to work and last better. That is my experience but also depends on what you are using it for and how often

  • seth veloso Jun 20, 2009

    I would agree that you did get your money's worth, well, glad I could help, good luck with the 10 buck bulb lol
    take care
    seth


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