Traditionally, Interactive Whiteboards come in two main parts – the board and the projector. The board is usually something that will last a long time but the projector usually needs more maintenance. Bulbs tend to blow every 3-5 years and the filters often need cleaning.
Technology, as we know, moves quickly so by the time a projector bulb goes, there’s usually a nicer model of Interactive Whiteboard on the market and the temptation is to go all out and replace the whole lot.
I’d suggest hanging on to your Interactive Whiteboard until the board itself runs out. Projector bulbs cost a couple of hundred euro so it makes sense to replace these rather than the whole board, however tempting it might be.
Last Update: March 28, 2018