Step 1: Know when to replace
Watch for end life signs. When you see the projector lamp indicator flashing orange, it’s time to change the Epson PowerLite 1260 projector lamp is reaching end of life. You may also see the Replace the lamp message on screens. Other indications are screen gets darker or starts deteriorate altogether.
In order to maintain projector brightness and image quality, replace with a new Epson LPLP58 (V13H010L58) projector lamp as soon as possible.
The Epson PowerLite 1260 projector lamp can last for close to 4,000 hours when the power consumption is set to NORMAL and up to 5,000 hours if the ECO option is used. You can check the hours left on the ELPLP58 (V13H010L58) projector lamp from the INFO Menu access off the Main Menu.
Step 2: Buy authentic
It’s always a good idea to be prepared with a replacement projector lamp so you can do the installation quickly and continue on with your presentation. The Epson PowerLite 1260 uses the Epson ELPLP58 (V13H010L58) projector lamp. Always go with an authentic lamp and avoid the cheaper generic lamp in order to save money. While these knock-off lamps appear to be a bargain, they will actually end up costing you more.
Six reasons to avoid generics
- generics have a shorter life
- prone to explosions
- created with toxic substitute parts they pose a significant health hazard
- damage the sensitive optics in your Epson PowerLite 1260 projector
- no safeguards to protect your eyesight
- void your warranty when installed into your projector
Step 3: Installing the new ELPLP58 (V13H010L58) projector lamp
Before replacing the ELPLP58 (V13H010L58) projector lamp follow these important safety rules:
- Always unplug the power cord on the Epson PowerLite 1260 projector before replacing the projector lamp.
- This projector operates using high temperature. Wait at least 60 minutes before replacing the lamp so you don’t run the risk of getting burned.
- Never touch the bare projector lamp bulb as the oil from your fingers will burn black marks onto the projector lamp when it heats up.
- Never operate the Epson PowerLite 1260 projector with the projector lamp removed.
Remove the projector lamp cover screws and place to one side.
Gently lift out the Epson LPLP58 projector lamp taking care not to bang it against the projector. NOTE: The LPLP58 projector lamp contains mercury and should not be thrown into regular garbage. Recycle this lamp!
You can now reset the lamp timer.
Reset the lamp timer
After you replace the lamp, you need to reset the Epson PowerLite 1260 projector lamp timer using the projector’s menu system.
- Press the MENU button on the remote control or on the projector’s control panel. You see the main menu.
- Select the RESET menu. Press ENTER.
- Scroll down to select RESET LAMP HOURS. Press ENTER.
- A prompt filed appears asking if you want to reset the lamp timer. Select YES. Press ENTER.
- Press MENU to exit.
Longer life for the ELPLP58 (V13H010L58) projector lamp
Extend the life of the Epson ELPLP58 (V13H010L58) projector lamp with the following tips:
- Set the Power Consumption to ECO option.
- Clean the air filters regularly so the PowerLite 1260 projector doesn’t overheat.
- Make sure there is enough airflow around the projector.
- Turn it off when it’s not in use.
- Learn more: Top tips for extending DLP projector lamp life.