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Lamp and Brand Guide

Research the OEM lamp part for your television here! We are also the only place to feature a reverse lookup! Simply use the drop-down boxes below.

 

 

 

 

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Research Overview
Our current research shows that the four main manufacturers of digital projection lamps are responsible for providing lamps for a large majority of projection lamps in the world. Philips and Osram lamps have the best compatibility, though Philips appears to be the best brand on the market because it is widely used as an OEM part. Because of this, price conscious consumers may shy away from Philips because, while it is the best option, it's also the most expensive. Through our research however, we feel Philips is the most cost-effective in the long run (See our Consumer Guide).

 

Quick OEM Lamp Guide

For errors and corrections, please email the Principle Investigator of this project at pi@lampresearch.com.

 
Akai
OEM Lamp
Compatible
not compatible
not compatible
Hitachi
OEM Lamp
Compatible
Previous OEM
not compatible
JVC
OEM Lamp
Compatible
Previous OEM
not compatible
LG
OEM Lamp
Compatible
not compatible
not compatible
Mitsubishi
Compatible
OEM Lamp
Previous OEM
not compatible
Optoma
Compatible
OEM Lamp
not compatible
not compatible
Panasonic
Compatible
Compatible
OEM Lamp
not compatible
Philips
OEM Lamp
Compatible
not compatible
not compatible
RCA
OEM Lamp
OEM Lamp
not compatible
not compatible
Sagem
Compatible
OEM Lamp
not compatible
not compatible
Samsung
OEM Lamp
Previous OEM
not compatible
Previous OEM
Sony
OEM Lamp
Compatible
OEM Lamp
not compatible
Toshiba
not compatible
not compatible
not compatible
OEM Lamp
Vivitek
OEM Lamp
Compatible
not compatible
not compatible
Vizio
OEM Lamp
Compatible
not compatible
not compatible


OEM Lamp
Current OEM
Compatible
OEM Compatible (not original)
Previous OEM
Previous OEM
not compatible
Not compatible/Unrecommended
Only one known model
Some models

 

 

 

 

 

More information will be updated soon!

Philips

Philips Lighting offers integral lighting solutions. Good lamp operation is crucial in projection applications, so UHP systems are always designed together with our partners as a combined solution. This unique approach enables coordinated lamp and driver development, resulting in innovative and reliable lighting solutions.

Philips is the pioneer and leader in UHP technology, the technology behind digital projection lamps for digital light processing (DLP™)and liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS).

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Osram/Sylvania

VIP® lamps are halogen discharge lamps that meet the particular requirements of multimedia data and video projection thanks to their extremely short arcs and long life.

VIP® lamps from OSRAM are used in light valve projectors (video projectors) based on LCD or DLP™ technology. Their spectral distribution has been adapted to the color filter curves of the projectors and their service life optimized for maximum luminance and luminous efficacy. These benefits make them ideal light sources for professional projection applications, light guide systems and effect lighting.

P-VIP® lamps are available with parabolic or elliptical reflectors with optimized contours for front and rear projection based on LCD, LCOS or DLP™ light valve technology.

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Matsushita

UHM (Ultra High Performance Lamp of Matsushita) Lamp is a lamp that uses high-pressure mercury. Other lamps commonly used in projectors include xenon lamps, metahalide lamps and halogen lamps.

Projector lamps are given unique names by their manufacturers, such as UHB (Ultra High Brightness), UHP (Ultra High Performance) and NSH (New Super High Pressure)

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Toshiba

Toshiba DLP lamps are Direct Current, making compatibility between other manufacturers virtually impossible.

Currently, there is a class-action judgement against Toshiba.

This lawsuit, Ersler v. Toshiba Am., Inc., Case No. 07 cv 2304 (SMG) (E.D.N.Y.), filed in federal district court in New York, claims that Toshiba knowingly misrepresented the life span of bulbs and lamps contained in the lamp assembly component in 2004 and 2005 Digital Light Projection (“DLP”) television models, allegedly in breach of express and implied warranties to purchasers, and in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. Toshiba denies any wrongdoing in connection with the sale, distribution or marketing of DLP televisions. The settlement will provide reimbursement of the cost of replacing bulbs used in the lamps on 2004 and 2005 model DLP televisions to qualifying owners and resolves a lawsuit over whether Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. and its parent company, Toshiba America, Inc. (collectively, “Toshiba”) misstated the average useful life of the bulbs contained in the lamps of its DLP televisions.

Visit Ersler v. Toshiba America for more information.

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