Is your Projector Overheating?

Purchase a Quality Projector Enclosure to Prevent Overheating

Is your projector overheating? This is a common projection concern and complication; there are several key factors to consider as to why your projector is currently or may overheat. Projectors are highly sophisticated electronic devices that have come so far in the last 10 years and even further everyday it seems; with projector companies out performing each other and lowering costs, increasing features and usability.

However one fact still remains – projectors run hot; 98% of projectors on the market ( LCD, DLP, etc. ) currently use traditional lamps and bulbs as their light engine. These bulbs produce a tremendous amount of heat and can easily reach temperatures of 200-300 degrees while in operation. It is very critical that you maintain a clear space around the projector so that you do not restrict or even limit the airflow into the projector or there is a very good chance your projector will keep overheating. Projectors require two very important basic needs; steady supply of fresh clean power and air supply.

Power is the easy one of the two requirements and is easily obtain more often than not; however there have been several recent studies that have shown an increase in premature projector failure due to improper power supply. Inconsistent power that is not stable or clean to the projector resulting in drastically reduced bulb life and the projector overheating. This can easily be solved in most cases with an accessory item that will clean up that dirty power and provide consistent clean power to your projector.

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Clean Fresh Air is the second requirement because without the power you won’t need the air; however without the fresh clean air your projector can literally be overheating and shutdown in as little as a minute or two. Projector bulbs operate at extremely hot temperatures and must be kept cool to avoid overheating which will cause one of two things to happen; the projector overheating will shut down unexpectedly and if this is a consistent problem will cause the bulb to physically explode. How can you avoid this situation or even eliminate the possibility all together?

Be sure to keep the area around the projector clean and free from clutter and any items piled around it; the fans in the projector are specifically designed to cool that unit at its operating temperatures. If you restrict or block airflow the airflow sometimes even in the least bit it will result in overheating and an unplanned shutdown, warning message or premature bulb failure.


Screen Solutions Int. has designed and manufactures solutions to address each of these concerns both specifically and complete solutions that combat projector overheating and many other problems associated with installing and maintaining projectors in real world scenarios. Problems precede solutions and fortunately for us we are not afraid of problems and we also enjoy the unique and odd scenarios that present themselves to us by integrators, home owners and DIY’s each and every day.

If you have questions about your projector overheating we are available to answer questions and provide further detail for your particular situation, project or circumstance. Screen Solutions has Stock Projector Enclosures that can ship in just a few days, Custom Enclosures, Hush Box’s, Outdoor, Indoor, Weatherproof, Vandal Resistant, Industrial and many other Enclosure Boxes for almost every use there may be for projection technology. We can design and fabricate an enclosure for your unique and custom project too!

How this applies to you – If you have a permanent or fixed projector that runs in an environment or facility that has cigarette smoke present; your projector is in danger and will get really hot and stay hot which as we have discussed is not so good for the projector or the lamp life. Give your projector a full time protector and install it in a projector enclosure that will keep your projector from overheating.

Visit Screen Solutions Projector Enclosure Website or call 888-631-5880 for a no hassle consultation that we guarantee you will provide value to you and your business.

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