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Consumer Guide

DLP, LCD, and front projection lamps are made by many manufactures throughout the world. Some "Copy Lamps" have flooded the market in recent years, and while they may be listed as "OEM compatible" they are no where near the quality of an OEM product. Here is a quick at-a-glance consumer guide to which lamps you should choose when purchasing for your television.

Visit Philips' KEMA report for more details on the costs of buying generic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Overview
Lamp research used datasheets provided by the manufacture of each type of lamp. We then scoured the internet, polled consumers, and asked different merchants for their opinion on each type of lamp. The data was then compiled into a short list of manufacturers with the average minimum and maximum real world costs. To achieve the average cost per hour, we used real world numbers for actual life in years. Assuming that 2,000 hours are generally used in a year, we calculated that, based on consumer responses, the total lamp cost divided by the lifespan in number of hours would give us the real world costs of purchasing lamp for your television or digital projection lighting system.

 

Standard 100/120W E23h-type 1.0, 20 +/-5 kv
(used widely in Samsung, RCA, and Mitsubishi)

  Philips « Osram DNGO Other Generic
Technology UHP P-VIP * *
Cost range $110-150 $90-150 $90-110 < $150
Life (in hours) > 6,000 > 6,000 > 3,000 < 2,000
Life (average in years) 2.5 years 2 years 1 year < 1 year
Typical warranty (factory) 90 days 90 days 90 days 30 days
Typical warranty (merchant) 6-12 months 3-12 months 90 days 30 days
Average cost per hour
2.5¢ per hour 3.0¢ per hour 5.0¢ per hour 7.5¢ per hour

 

Standard 100W E23h-type 1.3, 20 +/-5 kv
(1.3 mm arc gap used in older Samsung and Mitsubishi)

  Philips (X) Osram « Other Generic
Technology UHP P-VIP *
Cost range $120-160 $100-140 < $150
Life (in hours) > 4,000 > 4,000 < 2,000
Life (average in years) 2 years 2 years < 1 year
Typical warranty (factory) 90 days 90 days 30 days
Typical warranty (merchant) 6-12 months 3-12 months 30 days
Average cost per hour
3.5¢ per hour 3.0¢ per hour 7.0¢ per hour

 

Standard 120/132W E22h-type 1.0, 20 +/-5 kv
(used widely in Samsung and RCA)

  Philips « Osram DNGO Arclite Other Generic
Technology UHP P-VIP * * *
Cost range $110-140 $90-140 $90-110 $90-120 < $150
Life (in hours) > 6,000 > 6,000 > 3,000 < 2,000 < 2,000
Life (average in years) 2.5 years 2 years 1 year 1 year < 1 year
Typical warranty (factory) 90 days 90 days 90 days 90 days 30 days
Typical warranty (merchant) 6-12 months 3-12 months 90 days 90 days 30 days
Average cost per hour
2.5¢ per hour 2.9¢ per hour 5.0¢ per hour 5.3¢ per hour 7.0¢ per hour

 

Standard 100/120W P22h-type 1.0, 20 +/-5 kv
(used widely in Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Sony, and Hitachi)

  Philips « Osram Other Generic
Technology UHP P-VIP *
Cost range $130-180 $100-180 < $150
Life (in hours) > 6,000 > 6,000 < 2,000
Life (average in years) 2.5 years 2 years 1 year
Typical warranty (factory) 90 days 90 days 30 days
Typical warranty (merchant) 6-12 months 3-12 months 30 days
Average cost per hour
3.1¢ per hour 3.5¢ per hour 7.0¢ per hour

 

TS-CL110UAA Lamp for JVC Televisions (Complete Units)

  Philips « Osram Matsushita DNGO Arclite Other Generic
Complete module Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cost range $150-220 $150-200 160-240 $100-140 $100-140 < $140
Life (in hours) > 6,000 > 6,000 > 5,000 > 2,000 < 3,000 < 2,000
Life (average in years) 2.5 years 2 years 2 years 1 years 1 year < 1 year
Typical warranty (factory) 90 days 90 days 90 days 90 days 90 days 30 days
Typical warranty (merchant) 6-12 months 3-12 months 6 months 90 days 90 days 30 days
Average cost per hour
3.7¢ per hour 4.4¢ per hour 5.0¢ per hour 6.0¢ per hour 4.0¢ per hour 7.0¢ per hour

 

[ « ] Recommended/Best Buy
[ x ] No longer in production
[ * ] Unknown