Lamp Replacement – Sony KF60WE610

Back in June I wrote a post about TV in America.  As part of that post, I discussed my Sony KF60WE610 television and its lamp hours.  At that time, it had a little over 8500 hours on the lamp (it is rated to 10000 hours).  So I purchased a new bulb and had it sitting on the shelf ever since.

Lately my TV has been having trouble powering on.  You can hear the lamp trying to fire, but eventually it gives up and the red lamp light just blinks (which indicates it is time for a new bulb).  I nursed it along for a while, but today I decided to do the replacement (I will upload pictures later).  The process wasn’t bad at all, and I got 9644 hours out of the original bulb.

If you happen to have the same TV, here is a link to the PDF file that explains how to install the lamp.  This instruction guide did not ship with my replacement Sony lamp.  Also note that the lamp contains Mercury and must be disposed of properly.  I will be sending my bulb for recycling at Relampit.  I notice Sony doesn’t offer up a return program for their customers (shame on them).


  1. Richie said,

    November 10, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Hi, my lamp just went and I can seem to find any page on how to change it. Your link is not working and I was wondering if you can email it to me. If so its **** Thanks in advanced.


  2. jdbarney said,

    November 10, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    Hi Richie,

    I just emailed the PDF to the address you provided. Hope it helps.


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