Don't settle for a no name knock off or lower quality lamp which may even damage expensive components...it's just not worth it!


Often times find a suitable replacement lamp is difficult to source:


1) Front projector (FP), Video Wall (VW), or rear projection tv (RPTV) manufacturer is no longer in business
2) Manufacturer has product discontinued and no longer available (NLA)
3) The part number is unknown or you just don't know where to turn to for support!


With years in the FP, VW, and RPTV industry, we've collected a tremendous amount of information from the following original equipment manufacturers (OEMs):

Sony, Samsung BenQ, Infocus, Christie, Panasonic, JVC, Clarity, Synelec, Lanetco, Raytheon, Texas Instruments, Philips, Hitachi, Vtron, Barco, Mitsubishi, Lumens Digital Optics, Delta, young Optics, Sanyo, Toshiba, Optoma, ASK, Epson, Qisda, NEC, Davis, Predata, Lita, Boxlight, GEHA, Proxima, A+K, Projection Design, Coretronic, LG, Sincere, Dukane, Viewsonic, 3M, Canon, Dell, Eiki, Liesegang, Nobo, IBM, RCA, Vizo, Sagem, Zenith, LG, Triumph, Knoll, Sudio, HP, Polaroid, PLUS, Anders+Kern



A little background:

All these manufacturer's have something in common: they have all used Philips UHP lamps to power their presentation products.  Philips Lighting is the innovator and market leader in projection lighting, not only dominating market share but they almost invest more in research and development of current and new products than any other company in the industry.  We are a strong believer in using only original brand lamps are replacements.  UHP lamps are very sensitive, working diligently with specific sets of instructions from the lamp driver (also known as the ballast).  A driver engineered by Philips, powering a Philips UHP lamp is the ideal combination.

A generic lamp, just like any other knock-off product, is not of the same quality and caliber as the original.  Numerous international patents and licensing agreements protect Philips from infringements today.

Traditionally, Philips stamps detailed information on each of their lamps - from lamp wattage and specifications to manufacturing details.  We won't explore into this too much, but suffice to say, each original lamp can be traced back to the manufacturing batch it was produced in.  Although copied Philips lamps are rare, we have seen them in the marketplace.  To insure your using an original Philips lamp, only deal with authorized Philips Master Distributors (like Discount-Merchant).  Grey market, surplus and liquidation dealers are often victims to generic re-branded lamps.


The important cross reference information:

Each lamp manufactured by Philips has a three digit reference number stamped on it.  With this number, an authorized distributor is capable of identifying your lamp and pertinent specifications such as:

- Lamp form factor
- Wattage
- Ignition voltage
- Original ballast

This information is critical to getting an original replacement part.  With over 230 variations in Philips UHP lamps, you want to be sure you are getting the lamp originally co-engineered by your projection manufacturer and Philips.

Typically, Philips lamps say:

Philips
TOP

and one of these three digit numbers:

101
103
104
105
106
111
113
115
117
120
122
123
126
130
131
132
145
148
152
153
155
155
157
158
159
160
161
162
168
170
176
183
185
187
192
194
195
195
196
197
198
199
201
203
204
205
209
213
214
215
222
231
232
234
235
236
237
241
242
244
245
246
249
260
268
271
272
282
286
295
302
304
308
310
315
317
321
329
331
334
337
342
343
344
345
346
347
348
348
350
356
359
360
367
368
369
370
371
373
373
378
385
389
530
537
537
641
650
651
652
661
663
669
673
674
678
684
687


If you see one of these numbers on your Philips lamp, we can quickly identify it and offer a replacement.  If your reference number is not above, please contact us and we will be able to track it down (assume it's real that is)
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