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Topic: How cold is too cold? Outdoor projector use during winter.
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I am ready to take the next big step in my projector gaming. I am eagerly anticipating the 2nd week in November when we switch our clocks back 1 hour. My only concern is how cold is too cold? I know excessive heat during the summer is not good but what about excessive cold weather?
[Edited by X Box 360 Gamer on Aug 31, 2011 at 6:05:35 PM]
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That information is in the user manuals and may vary among manufacturers, but a typical range of acceptable operating temperature is about 50 - 95 degrees F. And a humidity range of 10% - 95%, non-condensing.

Why are you concerned about cold? If you're thinking about operating outside, then you should be aware that projectors are not designed to "live" outside. You may USE them outside, but they need to be brought in when not being used. Or at least protect them from the elements.

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I am ready to take the next big step in my projector gaming. I am eagerly anticipating the 2nd week in November when we switch our clocks back 1 hour. My only concern is how cold is too cold? I know excessive heat during the summer is not good but what about excessive cold weather?

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Ok I will check the manual. I do not plan on keeping it outside when I am not using it. I was just wondering if it was wise to take it outside if the temperature is below freezing which is typical in November where I live.
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Below freezing is probably not a good idea. Super cold air being drawn in to cool the lamp isn't good for it and will likely lead to premature failure.

Also, pretty good chance of condensation forming inside the projector or lens.
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Thanks to everyone who responded. My outdoor setup is almost complete and I will post pictures of everything by next week. Thanks again.