Life expectancy varies for different lamps and is dependant upon lamp energy. The 11.7 eV lamp has the shortest life-time. Since the high-quality PID lamp used in ECOPROBE 5 is operated in a cold mode, the real life time is more than 20 times higher than hot-operated lamp in Gas Chromatographs. Experience shows that under standard conditions and everyday use, the 10.6 eV lamp will provide a high-quality output for 8-10 years.
Note: Sucking in of ingressive liquid can destroy the lamp immediately!