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    Should You Buy a Bare Projector Bulb or the Whole Lamp Module?

    Should You Buy a Bare Projector Bulb or the Whole Lamp Module?

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    While projector lamp modules may fit only one or a limited number of projectors, the bulb inside of the cage may fit dozens or hundreds of projectors from a wide range of manufacturers. This makes bare projector bulbs a popular and versatile product. While it's far easier to replace the entire projector lamp module, bare bulbs are often significantly less expensive. The challenge with buying projector lamps - in housing or bare bulbs - is how...

    Five Signs You Need a New Projector Lamp

    Five Signs You Need a New Projector Lamp

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    Learn five signs that it's time to replace your projector lamp. The last thing anyone wants is to be caught with a burnt-out bulb at exactly the wrong time. There are several ways to determine if your projector bulb is reaching the end of its life or is about to fail completely.

    Hitachi Projectors Now Maxell

    Hitachi Projectors Now Maxell

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    As of October 1, 2019, Maxell Corporation of American (a subsidiary of Maxell Ltd.) will assume complete responsibility for all Hitachi brand projectors and Maxell brand projectors in the North American market. Since July of 2013, when Maxell acquired the Hitachi projector line, they have overseen the development and production of Hitachi brand projectors. The transition from Hitachi to Maxell is complete as of Oct 1. All new projectors will be branded Maxell. Existing customers will not see...

      Epson's PowerLite X39 Projector Offers High Quality, Low Cost for Classrooms

      Epson's PowerLite X39 Projector Offers High Quality, Low Cost for Classrooms

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      Schools and universities looking for a low cost classroom projector that provides excellent brightness and contrast for typical classroom ambient light conditions should consider the Epson PowerLite X39. Current street price is less than $450. The PowerLite X39, optimized for text document display, features XGA 1024 x 768 resolution, 3500 lumens and a dynamic contrast ratio of 15,000:1. In addition, the X39 offers 3-chip processing for excellent color accuracy. Throw distance of 3.5 feet to...

      Projector Lamp Mode Settings Can Have Significant Impact on Lamp Life

      Projector Lamp Mode Settings Can Have Significant Impact on Lamp Life

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      Extending lamp life by smart operator use of features provided in the projector settings, can reduce the frequency of buying replacement lamps  - saving on both the purchase price of the new lamp and the staff time and hassle factor of replacement. The major lamp manufacturers - Philips, Osram, Ushio, Panasonic, Iwasaki, Phoenix - have improved the lamp technology such that new lamps can now deliver 4000 hours or more even when operated at full power 100% of the time....

      Projector Replacement Lamps: A Quick Guide to Help You Know What Your are Buying

      Projector Replacement Lamps: A Quick Guide to Help You Know What Your are Buying

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      Projector replacement lamp marketing is a circus of confusion for the customer. Sellers of projector lamps stretch the limits of language to present their lamps in the best possible light. "Genuine original lamp" "High quality lamp" "Compatible replacement lamp" "Original lamp inside" "OEM compatible" "High quality bulb inside" "Made from original parts" "OEM lamp" "OEM lamp module" "Factory original module" Each of these phrases may accurately describe what the customer is buying. The problem for...

      The Best Projector Lamps Are Manufactured by a Few Experienced Companies

      The Best Projector Lamps Are Manufactured by a Few Experienced Companies

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      Ultra-high-performance projection lamps are more than just another component in today’s LCD / DLP digital projector universe. These high pressure lamps, the original invented by Philips in 1994, are the critical factor in the quality of image projected for the viewer. Whether it’s video or data, without a quality lamp, images intended to teach, sell or motivate will fall short - no matter how many bells and whistles come with the projector. Projector manufacturers work...

      Highly Rated Sony VPL-DX221 Projector for Business & Classrooms Features a 10,000 Hour Lamp

      Highly Rated Sony VPL-DX221 Projector for Business & Classrooms Features a 10,000 Hour Lamp

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      The highly affordable Sony VPL-DX221 classroom and meeting room projector, released 17 months ago, now (in January 2019) ranks as one the top XGA class projectors for schools and businesses. The VPL-DX221 is attractive because it combines ease of use, excellent picture quality and low ownership costs, including a long life lamp. XGA (1024 x 768) resolution provides plenty of fine detail; useful for making presentations direct from a laptop or tablet. Designed as a...

      "OEM" - The Smoke and Mirrors of Projector Lamp Module Sales

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      The language being used to describe the replacement light source for digital projectors is a case study in sales talk often meant to confuse rather than clarify. Here is an example from the web site of a reseller: “We carry 4 versions of the Optoma EW531 Lamp. There are 3 OEM versions: the OEM lamp directly from the bulb manufacturer of the original lamp included with this projector, the same OEM lamp sold by Optoma,...

      Footlamberts: What and Why?

      Footlamberts: What and Why?

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      A footlambert (or foot-lambert) is a unit of luminance. It is used primarily in the projection industry to provide a value for luminance of images on a projection screen. 1 footlambert (fL) is equal to 3.43 candela per square meter (cd/m2). When the footlambert value is known for a projection system (the projector and a screen), assumptions can be made about the clarity of images when viewed with varying ambient light levels in a room....