How do the various types of lamps differ? Which one should I choose?
We offer several options for most projector replacement lamps and projection TVs. For some projectors, you can choose from up to 6 different lamp options. We guarantee that each lamp option will work correctly in your projector or projection TV provided that they are installed correctly.
Up to 6 lamp options for your projector:
- original lamp + original housing
- original lamp + Diamond Lamp housing
- original bulb inside lamp + generic housing
- generic lamp + generic housing
- original lamp without housing
- generic lamp without housing
Lamps without housing
Lamps without housing, or bare bulbs, are most attractive due to their price: compared to original lamps with housing they are 40% to 60% cheaper. We recommend lamps without housing for manually skilled customers. This is because the bulb can easily be broken during improper installation.
Original lamp without housing
Original lamps, or bare bulbs, are made by one of the OEM lamp manufacturers (Philips, Osram, Ushio, Phoenix, Matsushita, Iwasaki). This option ensures both maximum projection quality and reliability. However, installation is more complicated than installing a lamp with housing. Only manually skilled individuals will be able to manage this replacement process.
Generic lamp without housing
Generic lamps, or bare bulbs, are the cheapest replacement option for projector lamps. These lamps may have a shorter lifespan and lower luminosity in comparison to original lamps. Therefore, we recommend these lamps particularly for home use where projection quality demands are lower. Generic lamps without housing are only recommended for manually skilled customers.