The InFocus IN116xa claims to have an impressive 15,000 hour lamp life when using the device in dynamic mode. This dynamic mode will dim the lamp power based on brightness level of the content and adjust lamp power consumption between 100% and 30% dynamically. Typically, projectors of this type and in this price range, at full power, would get 3,000-4,000 hours.
In other words, if you are prompt at turning off the projector when not in use, you won’t see lamp life getting anywhere close to 15,000. On the other hand, imagine leaving a conference room or classroom on a Friday afternoon without turning off the projector. This dynamic feature will reduce brightness drastically, and save some electric as well.
In Eco mode, the manufacturer claims to get 6,000 hours and in Bright mode, 5,000 hours.
With no filters to replace and offering a very bright picture overall, the value of this long lamp life to any school or company needing a projector on a daily basis, is top notch. We will discuss the performance of dynamic mode a little later when we get to image quality and brightness performance.