Can I use a store bought halogen lamp in an LCD projector?
I have a Sony VPL-V500 LCD projector but I can't afford a replacement bulb($200-500). Can I use a halogen lamp from a lighting supply and put it in the lamps housing, drill a hole in the side of the projector for the cord? Here are the specs for the replacement bulb meant for this model. Any help/info appreciated. Thanks.
Lamp For SONY VPL V500 Projector
PKPJ-500 Contains 1 Lamp(s).
250Watts, Metal Halide
Ships in 1-3 business days.
3 Month(s) Warranty.
Manufacturer Original Lamp