Next Day Delivery for Selected Projector Bulbs and Lamps

Next Day Delivery for Selected Projector Bulbs and Lamps

Lightmeup.ie is continuously looking to improve its service and deliverables to all its valued customers.  We are delighted to say that we are now in a position to offer next day delivery for selected projector bulbs and projector lamps.  Spanning ranges from Sanyo, Promethean, Epson, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Toshiba, NEC, Sony and other brands, you are only a couple of clicks away from having a new bulb for your projector.  You can choose from original bulbs (OBH) or compatible bulbs (CBH). (more…)

A Comparison of Different Epson Short Throw Projectors

A Comparison of Different Epson Short Throw Projectors

The Epson short throw projector has become one of the most famous projectors that are used in classrooms and offices. Being a rather popular brand, Epson has a number of models available in the market. The following list of Epson short throw projectors has been collated to offer you the basic comparison of the different projector models available at present.

Why Epson Has Become a Popular Brand

With a classroom-friendly design, these ultra-short throw projectors blend in with their surroundings, even when they have been mounted on the wall. Other advantages of the range of Epson short throw projectors are that they are non-blinding, even when you stand directly in front of the screen, and that they help significantly in reducing shadow interference. In fact, these projectors can also project vertically downward.

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List of Epson Short Throw Projectors

The Epson EB-530

The EB-530 delivers superior-quality images and a host of additional features as standard to give users more for their money. Ideal for classrooms or small meeting rooms, this projector can be wall or ceiling mounted or placed on a table close to the wall to free-up more workspace.

The Epson EB-575We

This is an ultra-short throw model that is perfect for the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom of today. The Epson EB-575We delivers dynamic images and has a great widescreen WXGA resolution. The projector features 2700 lumens of colour brightness and white brightness, has a longer lamp life (up to 10,000 hours on ECO mode), includes a 16W built in speaker, and can be controlled remotely.

This projector makes it very easy for people to share lessons, and the moderator software available with it helps you share, manage, control, and even compare work from different devices at the same time. You can connect up to 50 devices in one go on the projector.

The Epson EB-575Wie

The EB-575Wie Epson short throw projector is an interactive product that also offers simultaneous dual-pen functionality. It allows the teachers and the students to add notes at the same time. The pen design also includes selectable function side buttons that allow you to control the projector functions, like switching sources, volume control, etc. The projector comes with Multi-PC projection software that lets up to 50 devices connect to the projector. There is also a moderator function that helps manage and control the displayed images.

Similar to the EB-575We, the EB-575Wie also features 2700 lumens of colour brightness and white brightness, long lamp life, and a 16W built in speaker.

The Epson EB-585Wi

The EB-585Wi is another popular interactive ultra-short throw projector by Epson. This one is equipped with 3,300 lumens white brightness and colour brightness, offering better and brighter images. The projector is also equipped with the latest and most enhanced PC interactive software and features an intuitive user interface and enhanced interactive features.

This model too comes with the simultaneous dual pen functionality where the pen has selectable function side buttons. This projector too can connect with up to 50 devices at a time.

The Epson EB-595Wi

The Epson EB-595Wi is the world’s first 3 LCD, touch-enabled, interactive projector. With its touch and pen-based interactivity, the projector takes kinaesthetic learning to a new level. It is very simple to draw and collaborate via familiar and intuitive gestures. This projector too has dual pen functionality and can incorporate gestures from up to 6 fingers.

The Moderator software allows simultaneous sharing of work via multiple devices, and offers 3300 lumens of colour brightness and white brightness.

Genuine projector lamps

Genuine projector lamps

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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Safety
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

Unreliable
Counterfeit lamps can deteriorate and fail much faster than genuine ones

Lasting Reliability
Epson’s genuine lamps are made to last, ensuring longetivity for your projectors and cost-effectiveness in the long run

Unsafe
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.

Assured safety
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:

Unreliable

Unsafe

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.

10,000h
of usage
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.
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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
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How to Replace a Projector Lamp

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.

how to Replace-a-Projector-Lamp

Step 1:

Turn off TV or Projector. After the unit has cooled down properly, remove the power cord from the outlet and the unit completely.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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.

Step 6:

Replace lamp compartment door. Set the lamp compartment door back into place and securely screw in the door without screwing it in too tightly.

Step 7:

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.

How to Avoid Buying Fake Projectors Online

How to Avoid Buying Fake Projectors Online

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:

The Price

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.

The Reviews

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:

Fixed Focus

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.

Cost

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.

Warning Signs

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.

Call our #TeamLMU at 01 4097034 for a consultation if you are not sure what projector will fit your needs.  There are short throw, ultra-short throw (interactive projectors), medium throw and long throw projectors.  Some are mobile, some can be ceiling or wall mounted and the lumens strength is a key factor in determining the right solution for the space required to ensure it’s fit for purpose.

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Choosing Epson for Schools and Business

Epson projectors guarantees the best picture quality. They offer secure, reliable and safe projectors and projector bulbs.

 

 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.

 Epson for School and Business.

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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