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…)
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.
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.
Are Lumens Important? The short answer is yes.
In fact, lumens are pretty important. Whether you need a projector for your home, office or school, there are many factors that should be considered before purchasing a projector; one of the main factors being lumens.
Projector lumens will always be listed in the projector specs, and to put things simply, the more lumens a projector produces, the brighter the image will be. It also means that the days of making a classroom or office pitch black before starting a projector are long gone, as the projector should be bright enough to project a perfect image in daylight.
What are Lumens?
Lumens are a way to measure brightness from light sources, so the more lumens a projector has, the brighter the light is. To help you better understand, below are some rough examples of lumens in other light sources:
- Candles – 13 lumens
- Average sunset – 400 lumens
- Car headlight – 1000 lumens
- 100 watt light bulb – 1600 lumens
- Projectors – these range from 500 lumens to 10,000 lumens
Do Lumens Matter?
As you can probably tell by now, lumens are one of the most important factors you need to consider before purchasing a projector. The brighter the projector is, the less dark or ambient light will matter with regards to picture quality. It also means you can place the projector as far away from the projector screen as desired.
Here is a rough guide of what can work when you have to choose a projector for different spaces.
- To use a projector in a living room with the lights off, you would need approximately 1,500 lumens to 2,000 lumens.
- To use a projector in an office or a small classroom with dimmed lights, you would need approximately 3,000 lumens. If it’s in a hall or larger area, then a 5/6/7/8k lumens projector could be the best choice.
- A movie theatre would need massive 20,000 lumens.
If you are unsure of what projector and lumens to choose for your space, it’s a good idea to get a specialist in projector installations to do a thorough site survey to assess the space, perhaps measure it out and to discuss what you need to achieve from your projector. A specialist will look at the full layout, stress test the walls and ceilings and advise on what the best mount, be it wall or ceiling, is best for space.
How Lumens Can Decrease Over Time
For projectors, the light source is within the bulb of the lamp. The bulb is of key importance to the amount of brightness a projector produces, and over time the brightness of the bulb will slowly decline and a replacement bulb can be bought to give the projector its lease of life back.
Lightmeup.ie are premier stockists of Epson projectors and a range of high quality original and compatible bulbs, including Epson, Sanyo, Hitachi, Promethean and many more. For details contact: [email protected] or call 01 4097034. www.lightmeup.ie
When you purchase the latest Epson interactive display before 30.09.2018, you can trade in your old Epson projector and receive €100 cashback.
What’s more, is that you can also trade in your interactive whiteboard at the same time to receive an additional €100 cashback, OR, you can trade in your old interactive touch screen (50” and above) and you can receive up to €200 cashback. (more…)