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Life of a bulb

How long shoud a bulb for the epson 57 inch livingstation????

Where is the best and cheapest place to purchase a ELSLP1 or is there any other bulb out there that will replace the ELSLP1???

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I just had the bulb go out on my 57" set. I picked up a new bulb on e-bay and it ran me $110 with shipping. It was a direct replacement Osram bulb, best price I found.

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I too have an early P1 series Livingstation with a bulb that MAY be going out. I've been searching online and found several suppliers with prices ranging from $249 to $367. the Epson store seems to be the cheapest and probably most reliable supplier at $249 including shipping!

The stated life of the bulb is 10,000 hours ... and I've had my LSP1 for perhaps 4 years. We use it kind of heavily - and I'd say we've used it roughly 30-40 hours a week... and over 4 years I'd say that equates to 200 weeks at 30-40 hours = 6000-8000 hours of use already. So, once I replace the current lamp - if the replacement works well... then I'll immediately buy a spare bulb. That will enable effective use for another 20,000 hours with the new replacement and spare. That hould last me about 9-11 more years for only $500 or so.... assuming I get 4.5-5.5 years of use per bulb.

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