Does the lamp wattage matter for my lamp?

The quick answer to this question is YES!

The long answer is based on the type of ballast your TV has. If your ballast is rated for 100 watts, than the maximum wattage your TV can support is 100W. This means you can use any lamp that has a minimum rating of 100W or a maximum rating of 100W.  Most older style E23 model lamps will be 100W, while newer E22 model lamps are usually rated higher at 120W or 132W.

If you're asking the question: My old lamp says 120W but you sent me a 132W lamp, will it work? The answer is yes. All of our E22 lamps have a rating of 132W/120W. These lamps are better, vented, and will last longer because 120W is the minimum amount of energy you're going to be pumping out of that lamp! This also means that your TV has a 120W ballast--if you were wondering.

Common problems:

If your lamp is dim, it's probably because you have ordered the wrong lamp or your ballast isn't outputting enough current to the lamp. This could be signs of a serious problem for your television if misdiagnosed. Please, give us a call and we'll help you out as best we can!

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