I bought a used projector with low bulb hours from eBay. If you dont use it to watch movies it will last a long time. I think I paid $40 two years ago for it. Still works great. To be fair, I don’t use it much. But I have been able to get it to focus the size of a piece of paper. It is very bright and I had to use a lamp to see my pencil trace marks. Now I just use for murals.