Compatible Lamps Explained
What is the difference between a Manufacturer Original Replacement Lamp, a Compatible Lamp and an Original Alternative Lamp?
Original Replacement Lamps
Manufacturer original replacement lamps are produced by the original projector or Rear Projection TV manufacturer and are made to the same high production standards as the projector or TV itself. Projector Lamp Experts supplies manufacturer original lamps for every projector and Rear Projection TV.
Compatible Lamps (Copy Lamps)
Compatible lamps or Copy Lamps as they are also known are often grey market imports with no warranties, and of unknown manufacturing standard. Copy Lamps are often produced by non-regulated companies. They are supplied in boxes often lacking labels, for prices that sound (and often are) too good to be true.
Compatible lamps are frequently supplied as "bulb only", without plastic housing. Bulb only products can be unsafe and require technical knowledge of electrical wiring when installing the lamp. To learn more about this dangers of bare bulbs please see Refurbishment Dangers. Projector Lamp Experts does not sell or recommend the use of copy lamps. For a genuine value alternative to manufacturer original lamps consider Original Alternative Lamps (see below).
Original Alternative Lamps
Original alternative lamps offer a cost-effective genuine alternative to manufacturer original lamps. They are manufactured in a quality-controlled environment and to the same high quality standards as manufacturer original lamps. Similar to compatible memory for PCs or digital cameras (such as Kingston Memory), Original alternative Lamps are manufactured to ISO9001 standards and designed to ensure high performance levels at affordable prices.
Projector Lamp Experts undertook extensive research, testing, and visited factories in Asia and Europe. and found the best quality and most reliable original alternative lamps on the market. Projector Lamp Experts recommends Alternative Lamps Co., a leading brand and manufacturer of original alternative lamps. Click here for more information on Alternative Lamps Co.