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.

Projectors in Business

Projectors can provide functionality for every member of the family. They can even temporarily transform spaces of your home into something entirely different and create memorable moments for you, your family and friends.

Many people envision projectors as huge clunky grey boxes with a blurry picture and minimal functions, but todays projectors could not be farther from this. Projectors these days are sleek, small and extremely high quality pieces of technology that are used in almost all businesses to communicate globally with customers.

Projectors can help businesses reach potential and existing customers in a personal and professional way. This is essential with businesses looking to grow and interact with customers based abroad. It cuts out the need to send impersonal emails or phone calls. Faces can be put to names, and business can become more meaningful and intimate helping to grow relationships and trust.

 

Leasing School Technology

Leasing School Technology

Learn About the Benefits of Leasing Your School’s Technology.

 Leasing school technology and leasing products in general, is a conversation that we have every day, so let’s have a look at the benefits of leasing office equipment.

We are often asked: how much does it cost to buy X shredder, Y printer, Z projector.  Our response:  why do you want to buy it?  Would you not consider leasing the machine or device?  Purchasing assets and equipment is a business necessity and can be a very expensive venture; leasing offers many advantages to your school. (more…)

Review of the Epson EB-530

Let’s Turn Our Focus to the Epson EB-530.

This is definitely one of our bestsellers here in Highline Office Technology: the Epson EB-530. It’s the ultra-bright short-throw projector known for its reliable performance.

Ultra-bright and easy to use, the PowerLite 530 short-throw projector offers incredible performance for inspiring classroom lessons. Delivering three times the colour brightness when compared to competitive models, the Epson® 3LCD projectors ensure vivid images. Featuring 3200 lumens of colour brightness and 3200 lumens of white brightness, the 530 shines – even in sunny rooms.

The classy little projector will project images up to 108″ from 4′ away with minimal shadows or glare. The Epson EB-530 utilises low-cost, long-lasting lamps, thus ensuring a low total cost of ownership. It also features a flexible installation. Moderator device management software allows instructors to wirelessly share students’ work from multiple devices, simultaneously – including computers, iOS® and Android™ devices.

3x Brighter Colours with Epson*

Brilliant image quality requires high colour brightness. Epson 3LCD projectors have 3x Brighter Colours than leading competitive projectors*. Delivering 3200 lumens of colour brightness and 3200 lumens of white brightness, the PowerLite 530 uses 3LCD, 3-chip technology for brilliant images with true-to-life colour and boasts a native resolution of 1024 x 768 XGA.

If you are seeking a new projector for your school or office, and you’re not sure what projector is right for you, then why not read our blog on Long Throw v Short Throw Projectors.

Display Sizes for Classroom Projectors

Projectors and interactive projectors come in different sizes and ranges, so it’s so important to get the right size.  Display size matters! It impacts on the engagement, visibility from the back of the room and collaborative results amongst the students.  Epson has developed a nifty guide to help work out what is the right size projector or display for the area that you propose for installation.  Check out Display Size Matters for more details.

Book a Consultation Today

If your office, school or training centre is upgrading, refurbing or expanding, book a consultation with the Highline Office Technology team to work on the best strategy and solution to fit your projector requirements.  Our team will do a full assessment in conjunction with you.  If you are looking to install four or more devices, we can arrange for an on-site demo in your school.

Light Me Up is accredited Epson projector and interactive projector installer.

Sale and lease options are available for all new projectors.

Contact us today at [email protected] or call us on +353 892564479.  www.lightmeup.ie

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