In many markets, homes and entertainments venues around the world, projectors transform smaller images into full size experiences, which can be displayed on large walls, screens, ceilings; almost any solid surface. However, with repeat use over time, the projector bulbs in projectors will dim or may stop working. When this happens, a replacement bulb is needed.
The first thing you need to know about replacing projector bulbs is that for the best performance quality and to minimize any compatibility issues you must replace it with the same manufacturer bulb as the television or projector it came from. Staying true to the original manufacturer bulb specifications means you are using a quality part that will deliver the same quality performance that the manufacturer intended.
The next thing you need to know is that there are basically two types of projector lamps available: OEM lamps and OEM compatible lamps. Here is an explanation of the two.
1. OEM Lamps
OEM stands for ‘Original Equipment Manufacturer.’ These OEM lamps are produced by the original manufacturer. When compared to other projector lamps, OEM lamps offer the best performance and lifetime. They are the highest quality replacement lamp option and are built to the original specifications for the projectors. Comparatively, the OEM lamps cost more than generic replacement lamps but have great value in performance and compatibility.
2. OEM Compatible Lamps
OEM Compatible Lamps are manufactured in a quality controlled process and are an alternative option to OEM lamps. They may have a slightly higher defect rate. They are typically readily available and are usually significantly less expensive than original equipment manufacturer lamps.
A decision about choosing an OEM or OEM compatible lamp can be made once you consider your requirements and budgetary constraints. If you are primarily concerned about the performance and lifetime of your replacement bulbs, then choosing an OEM lamp may be best. However, if you are working with a tight budget, the purchase of an OEM compatible product may be more suitable for you. Regardless of the choice you make you can find more information and a large variety of choices through several online portals such as www.lampstop.com.