Our main video projector lamp exploded, as you can see in these pictures.
Most of the glass remained in the lamp housing, but enough of the smaller pieces came through two layers of vents to make a mess on the floor. The speckles on the black rack in the picture above are shards of glass left over after we vacuumed.
I'm grateful for several things, which I take as gifts from God:
- This is our rear-projection screen, so the glass didn't come down on the congregation.
- The lamp exploded sometime between services, so we didn't have any down time.
- We noticed the problem early enough to fix it.
- Has this ever happened to anyone else?
- Does anyone know what might have caused this?
- Less importantly, can I expect a free replacement lamp, given that we were just over 1/2 of the expected lamp life?
I'm disappointed, to say the least, and this incident makes me hesitant to ever put one of these projectors out over an audience for front-projection. If we upgrade our video screen systems again, we will have to go front projection, and this situation will sway me toward other manufacturers if not sufficiently resolved.
Please leave a comment if you have any experience or suggestions on this.