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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.

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...

"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,...

Sony VPL-EW575 Compact Projector Offers High Brightness For Conference Room Presentations

Sony VPL-EW575 Compact Projector Offers High Brightness For Conference Room Presentations

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The Sony VPL-EW575, a compact desktop projector designed for conference room applications, provides exceptional brightness and contrast to meet the needs of business presentations. Released in May 2017, this WXGA, 1280x800 projector produces 4300 lumens (2400 lumens in ECO mode) for strong image clarity even with ambient light in the room. The VPL-EW575 includes a color/white balance setting that allows tweaking for crisper images and enhanced color rendition. In addition the VPL-EW578 connectivity options support...

The Origins and Technology Behind Digital Projection Lamps

The Origins and Technology Behind Digital Projection Lamps

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The UHP lamp (ultra high pressure lamp, usually mercury arc) refers to projector lamps with an internal pressure of over 3000 lbs per square inch. The acronym also stands for ultra high performance. Originally developed by Philips in 1995, it is a common light source for digital data front projection, video front projectors and rear projection televisions because it has very high light output available for the small environments of micro display projectors. The main...

What You Need to Know Before Buying Non-Original Projector Replacement Lamps

What You Need to Know Before Buying Non-Original Projector Replacement Lamps

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With a glut of non-original lamp modules in the projector replacement lamp market, buyers of these lamps should be aware of potential diminished projector performance issues that may result. According to Philips Lighting, manufacturer of UHP projector lamps, “lamps that are originally installed in a projector are based on co-development activities between the lamp/driver manufacturer and the projector manufacturer”. This co-development helps ensure optimal lamp ignition and brightness performance as well as precisely designed cooling...

Up to 10,000 Hour Lamp Possible with InFocus IN119HDx Projector

Up to 10,000 Hour Lamp Possible with InFocus IN119HDx Projector

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Long lamp life may not be at the top of anyone’s list when comparing digital projectors. But with the cost of quality lamp replacements ranging from $125 to $300 or higher, lamp life should at least be on the list. Infocus recently released the IN119HDx, a 1080p DLP classroom and business projector. With excellent reviews, not to mention a $550 price tag that definitely gets your attention, the IN119HDx is well positioned particularly for the...

What does projector ‘rated lamp life’ mean?

What does projector ‘rated lamp life’ mean?

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All projector manufacturers work with a select group of lamp manufacturers (Philips, Osram, Ushio, Panasonic, Phoenix) who build the lamps installed in new projectors. Each lamp comes from the manufacturer with a “rated lamp life”, usually between 1500 and 3000 hours. While far from the most important factor in selecting a projector, lamp life should at least be understood, because replacement lamp costs can add up. While the most obvious definition of “lamp life” is...