I'm looking to buy a projector off a classifieds site but the only issue is it requires a new bulb upon purchase. Besides the obvious problems that could come of this like having no way to proove that it works. I was wondering how difficult it would be to replace the lamp with some High powered LED's.
Things I have come up with that could pose issues:
Will the led's have a similar disbursal pattern as the bulb, since this is probably true how much could it effect it.
I'm considering some Cree XR-E Q5's from deal extreme (since they're cheap). I dont want to have to modify things on a massive scale i just want to come up with a different kind of bulb On the cheap.
Since these leds are only about 220 or so lumens AFAIK I will probably have to build a small array and use small mirrors to focus the light?
The site that i buy from, unless theres a better suggestion, will be here.
They say that one of these leds produce 1000mA: 214 ~ 228lm (Lumens).
I need to make a total lumen "quota" of 1200 lumen (approx 6 leds), while still dissipating heat properly and not having to rebuild the whole projector...
NOTE: The projector that im looking at is a used well kept Hitachi pjtx-200
Any advice suggestions will be greatly appreciated.