Genuine projector lamps
Get the best picture quality and feel secure in the knowledge that you’re using a genuine, safe and reliable lamp
Genuine projector lamps
Why buy genuine lamps?
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Epson Colour Shifting Label
What you need to know
At Light Me Up, we pride ourselves on producing high-quality projectors and lamps that are safe, reliable and provide the best viewing experience. As such, we’d like to shed light on an issue that may affect users of projectors. There are non-genuine lamps available in the market and, while we welcome competition, it is essential that all parts of the projector come together to deliver the optimal performance and experience for you, the user. Epson has no control over non-genuine lamps, and since consumers have no guarantee of quality, testing or regulation, these products may not be reliable. Non-genuine lamps are often poor quality in terms of light output and lifetime and they also pose a real threat, with some non-genuine lamps overheating, smoke being emitted from the lamp and electric sparks from the lamp connector. We’re working with law enforcement officials to help them seize counterfeit products, plus we’re sharing our knowledge so that it’s possible for you to avoid the pitfalls of non-genuine and counterfeit lamps.
Why buy genuine lamps?
When you buy an Epson projector, you’re buying the very best in projection technology from the number one manufacturer in the world1. We ensure that each and every part of every projector is developed to the same high standard, and that’s why we’ve been number one for over a decade1. Epson genuine lamps are a part of that technology. If you buy genuine, you’re buying our promise that you’re getting the best possible lamp for your Epson projector.
With genuine lamps, you can enjoy superior picture quality, value for money and lamp life, protect your warranty, and safeguard yourself against potential risks.
Non-genuine vs. genuine
Non-genuine lamps can overheat and, in the worst cases, set fire to the projector. This makes the importance of investing in genuine products clear to see. Non-genuine and counterfeit lamps can create a whole catalogue of problems affecting your viewing experience, warranty and costs.
Reliability Safety Image quality
Counterfeit lamps can deteriorate and fail much faster than genuine ones
Epson’s genuine lamps are made to last, ensuring longetivity for your projectors and cost-effectiveness in the long run
When using non-genuine lamps, parts of your Epson projector such as the housing or wires may overheat, disconnect, or become damaged, and in the worst case, smoke could be emitted from the lamp and electric sparks from the lamp connector.
Non-genuine lamps can have a 65% failure rate after 2,000 hours of use. Epson’s genuine lamps are quality controlled, and consequently, the more reliable choice.2
Poor image quality
Counterfeit lamps may result in inaccurate colour projection, lower brightness levels, and flickering images that disrupt your viewing experience.
Clear & consistent image quality
Expect consistent performance from your projector with continuously bright and realistic images – only with genuine Epson lamps.
Epson projectors produce bright and vivid colours and true-to-life images thanks to our unique 3LCD technology. To ensure your Epson projector delivers equally high White and Colour Light Output (CLO) over its lifetime, we recommend using genuine Epson lamps.
Results of using non-genuine lamps:
Poor image quality
How to avoid purchasing a counterfeit lamp:
There are a few simple things you can do to ensure you buy a genuine Epson lamp.
Make your purchase from one of Epson’s official dealers or go to Epson’s own online shop for peace of mind
Order with confidence from approved resellers and reputable sellers available both online and offline
Beware of making purchases that are considerably lower than the RRP. Don’t be tempted by cheap deals that you know are too good to be true
Check the packaging; there should be no spelling mistakes
Clamping down on counterfeiting
We have been working with law enforcement officials to help protect our customers against counterfeit products, and in just a few years, tens of thousands of counterfeit lamps have already been seized. As part of our work with law enforcement officials, we have developed a special colour shifting label to help them identify genuine products. It is placed on all lamp housing and projector lamp boxes (introduced 2012), to ensure it is easy to identify counterfeit products.
Get up to 10,000 hours of usage3
We believe it’s essential to offer our customers lamps with a long lifetime, but unfortunately the same cannot be said for non- genuine lamps. Our lamps provide up to 10,000 hours of usage, which equates to watching a movie every day for 15 years4.
Keep your warranty
Epson lamps are specifically designed and rigorously tested to work with Epson projectors. They are produced under stringent quality control standards that enable Epson to guarantee optimum performance of the projector and lamp. As it’s not possible for Epson to test and evaluate non-genuine lamps, any malfunctions caused as a result of these lamps may void the projector warranty5.
Ensure the right fit for the best picture
Epson lamps are precisely positioned within a specially-designed housing for easy and accurate placement inside an Epson projector. Any variation in the location of the lamp, either inside the housing or the projector, will affect your projector’s brightness and image quality. Epson lamps must be placed correctly to provide optimum projector performance – this cannot be assured with non-genuine lamps.
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Largest unit share of the market for 500-lumen and higher projectors. (Survey conducted by Futuresource Consulting Limited for the period from 2001 to 2015.)
Testing by Epson based on IEC61947-1 aging test over 2,000 hours on 34 non-genuine lamps, Sept 2014.
10,000 hours in eco mode
Based on a movie length of 105 minutes when the projector is in Eco Mode
Subject to projector warranty period, new replacement lamps are covered by a three month warranty. For more information, please visit www.epson.ie/warranty for individual projector technical specs, Epson coverplus service and extended warranties.
Compared to leading 1-chip DLP home entertainment projectors. Epson 720p projectors are three times brighter; Epson 1080p projectors are consistently two and up to three times brighter. Based on NPD data, July 2011 through June 2012. Colour brightness (Colour Light Output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Colour brightness will vary depending on usage conditions. For more information please visit http://www.epson.ie/CLO
Choose the right lamp for your projector
First things first: gather the necessary tools. A screwdriver and a cloth.
Luckily, you’ll mostly only need a manual screwdriver to remove the panel. You will also want to have a soft, non-abrasive cloth handy to help avoid any contact with your fingers and the lamp assembly. A Micro-Fiber cloth is highly recommended, and widely available from most supermarkets.
Turn off TV or Projector. After the unit has cooled down properly, remove the power cord from the outlet and the unit completely.
Remove the bulp compartment door. The lamp compartment on projectors is usually located underneath the projector unit. Remove the screws and the lamp compartment door should lift off nicely.
Remove the lamp assembly. Be carefull and pull out the lamp assembly. Disconnect any power cords that may still be connected to the lamp assembly. Put the bulb to one side for recycling.
Clean the lamp compartment. Dust gets everywhere and while you have the projector open, use a soft cloth or micro-fiber cleaning cloth to remove any loose dust from the lamp compartment.
Insert the new lamp. Carefully re-connect power cables to the new lamp and slide the new lamp into the compartment in the same way that the original lamp came out.
Replace lamp compartment door. Set the lamp compartment door back into place and securely screw in the door without screwing it in too tightly.
Reset the lamp timer. Instructions on how to do this should be covered by the instruction manual. You’re Done! Enjoy your projector again and make sure you have a backup lamp handy in case the lights go out unexpectedly.
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In this day and age, it is not uncommon to encounter fake products, so it’s no surprise that there now exists a market for counterfeit projectors and projector bulbs. These projectors are very convincing replicas in all aspects, apart than the actual functioning side of things!
While shopping for projectors online, it is imperative that customers make purchases from reputable projector websites and not from sites such as eBay or Amazon. These websites make it far too easy for sellers of fake products to get their products online and make money from inexperienced buyers.
The sad truth is that you might not know that the product you purchased is a fake until it arrives at your door, and by then it turns into a lot of hassle to try and return your product and get a refund. The internet is full of scam artists eager to make a quick buck.
To avoid something like this happening to you, there are a few things that you can look out for when buying a projector online. Here are our top 6 tips to consider when buying a projector:
If the price seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Projectors are not cheap products to purchase as they contain complicated technology that cannot be reproduced easily or cheaply. There is a constant R&D process behind the technology to ensure that the best products get to the market.
It’s a red flag when you read a product description for a projector with 1000 lumens priced for €100. This is impossibly cheap and not real, and if this was the actual case, then the seller would be losing hundreds of euros with every sell. On top of this, we can pretty much guarantee you that this projector does in fact not have 1000 lumens and will have a very dull image with low resolution.
Read the product reviews. In this day and age, consumers are running rampant with reviewing products and services. A simple and quick way to see if a product is counterfeit is to read the reviews from previous buyers. If you see a lot of complaints and negative comments on a product, it’s probably not the real deal and you should steer clear.
If you have already purchased a projector that you suspect is a fake product, there are a few tell-tale signs you should look for:
A lot of Amazon and eBay products state they have fixed focus. Although this sounds like a positive descriptor, what it actually means is that the projector needs to be an exact distance away from the projector screen for it to be in focus. If it is any closer or further away, then you have a blurry image. This is not an ideal situation if you have a limited amount of space for the projector.
If the price of the projector is less than €100, then forget about it. Even a low quality, low lumen projector will still begin to retail at around €150.
Not only are fake projectors bad quality, but they are also extremely dangerous. If you read a product description for a fake projector that says ‘turn off after 2-3 hours to avoid overheating’, this is a huge red flag. This is the company warning you that this machine is prone to overheating and possibly catching fire. Remember that these products are made with the cheapest in materials and are not reliable when it comes to safety.
On top of counterfeit projectors being dangerous and unreliable, there is also no guarantee attached to a projector bought from eBay or Amazon like there would be when purchasing from reputable companies such as Lightmeup.ie who are accredited and experienced Epson resellers. Epson states that their products are “covered by warranty against defects in workmanship and materials when operated under normal use and handling conditions, as indicated in the product documentation”.
The best way to avoid fake projectors entirely is to ensure you are purchasing your products from a reputable source. And although Amazon and eBay are great for purchasing everyday products and services, when it comes to technology, you should be careful who you trust.
At LightMeUp.ie, we pride ourselves in being able to give our customers the very best products, and the very best service. We are also specialists in the maintenance and servicing of all makes and models of projectors, so when you buy from us, we will always be by your side to help with any issue that might arise. We offer a 4-hour response time to calls within the Dublin region. And for all other calls outside of Dublin, we offer next day servicing.
Shop online for Epson projectors here or contact us today at [email protected] for more information.
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Why Choose Epson
Projectors have been around for a number of years and no company does projectors quite like the #1 top selling projector manufacturer. Epson projectors and displays have outstanding image quality that enhance communication, inspire collaboration and offer a low total cost of ownership with excellent reliability and service.
When you decide to purchase an Epson product, you are investing in the very best in projection technology from one of the leading manufacturer in the world.
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Bring greater clarity and collaboration to your school or business with Epson projectors, designed to fit your budget while supporting today’s learning needs, including wireless mobility and low cost of ownership.
Today’s ever changing educational and professional needs call for intelligent, easy-to-use technology that will inspire new ways of thinking. Epson have almost 50 years experience developing groundbreaking education tools to help engage students and professionals, promote collaboration and support faculty and administrators. Epson offer cost-effective, reliable and versatile technology solutions that will help you shape your curriculum and drive the future of education.
Whether you’re searching for state-of-the-art interactive displays, classroom projectors, or visual solutions for larger rooms and venues, Epson offers a comprehensive lineup of displays and projectors that are designed to connect students, teachers and employees in ways never before imagined.
If you’re thinking of upgrading your school or busienss, or to book a consultation, contact us today @ [email protected] .Call us on +353 89 256 4479.
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