How do the various types of lamps differ? Which one should I choose?
We offer replacement lamps for most projectors and projection TVs in several alternatives. For some projectors you can choose from up to 6 lamp alternatives. We guarantee that all of the lamp alternatives will work correctly in your projector or projection TV under condition that their installation is done correctly.
Up to 6 lamp alternatives for your projector
- original lamp + original module
- original lamp + module from Diamond Lamps
- original lamp + compatible module
- compatible lamp + compatible module
- original lamp without module
- compatible lamp without module
Bare bulbs without the mounting module
Bare bulbs are most attractive due to their price. This is because they are cheaper by 40 % to 60 %compared to the original lamp modules. We recommend bare bulbs without the mounting cage for manually skilled customers. This is because the bulb can easily be broken during improper installation.
Original bare bulb
Original bare bulbs from one of the OEM bulb producers (Philips, Osram, Ushio, Phoenix, Matsushita, Iwasaki). This alternative ensures high projection quality as well as high reliability. However, the installation is more complicated compared to the lamp with a module. Only manually skilled individuals will manage to replace the bulb in the projector.
Compatible bare bulb
Compatible bare bulbs are the cheapest replacement lamps for projectors. This alternative may have a shorter lifespan and lower luminosity in comparison to the original lamps. Therefore, we recommend these lamps especially for home usage with lower demands on quality of projection. Compatible bulbs without modules are only recommended for manually skilled customers.