Original Versus Compatible Projector Lamp Replacement

Original vs. Compatible Projector Lamps: Making the Right Choice

When it comes to replacing projector lamps, the choice between original and compatible options can be crucial. Let’s explore the differences to help you make an informed decision.

Original Projector Lamp Replacement

An original projector lamp is the one that came with your projector when you first made the purchase. Renowned manufacturers like Philips, Osram, Epson, Ushio, Phoenix, Iwasaki, or Matsushita produce and patent these lamps for all new projectors. When you buy an original projector lamp from Projector Lamp Replacements, it will be one of these trusted manufacturing names that has produced the bare lamp.

Understanding the Bare Lamp

The bare lamp is the bulb that provides the white light for projection. Some users choose to replace only the bare lamp inside the lamp module while reusing the old housing.

projector lamp replacements lamp with housing
projector lamp replacements lamp with housing

Original Projector Lamp with Housing

When you opt for an original projector lamp with housing from Projector Lamp Replacements, you’re essentially getting an original bare lamp housed within a generic casing. The housing is the mechanical part that holds the bare lamp. By replicating the housing, copyright laws remain intact. This choice allows you to enjoy the performance of the original bare lamp without the associated costs. Most users prefer an original bare lamp with housing because it doesn’t affect lamp life and offers convenience when replacing the old lamp assembly.

Compatible Projector Lamps

Compatible projector lamps are bulbs produced to mimic what the original lamp manufacturer intended. They often fall short in performance, and their pricing reflects this. At Projector Lamp Replacements, we do not recommend using these lamps unless an imminent upgrade or the cost of an original lamp is prohibitive. We do offer these lamps on our site to accommodate customers seeking budget-friendly alternatives. If you choose a compatible lamp, our team will reach out to advise you that the performance may not meet your expectations and discuss potential alternatives.

Ultimately, the choice is yours. We provide our advice and experience in selling projector lamps over many years to help you make an informed decision.

Projector Lamp Replacement 240Days warranty


Please note that projector lamp manufacturers cannot predict your usage patterns. To protect themselves, they offer a 240-day warranty period for original lamps and 120 days for compatible ones.

Keep in mind that not all combinations of lamps are displayed on our site. If you’re looking for a replacement projector lamp that’s not listed, please don’t hesitate to call or email us for a quote.

At Projector Lamp Replacements, we are dedicated to helping you find the right solution for your projector needs, whether it’s an original or compatible lamp. Your satisfaction and peace of mind are our top priorities

How Long Will My Projector Lamps Take To Arrive?

We ship WORLDWIDE (will need to ask for a quote) and to all parts of Australia and New Zealand

Freight times to the below capital cities is 4 to 7 business days

  • Projector Lamp Replacement to Adelaide
  • Projector Lamp Replacement to Auckland New Zealand
  • Projector Lamp Replacement to Sydney
  • Projector Lamp Replacement to Darwin
  • Projector Lamp Replacement to Wellington New Zealand
  • Projector Lamp Replacement to Perth
  • Projector Lamp Replacement to Brisbane
  • Projector Lamp Replacement to Hamilton New Zealand
  • Projector Lamp Replacement to Melbourne
  • Projector Lamp Replacement to Canberra
  • Projector Lamp Replacement to Christchurch New Zealand
  • Projector Lamp Replacement to Non CBD Areas of the Capital Cities and Tasmania – 5 to 10 business days

Need more information or assistance?

Contact us on 08 7079 8647 or contact us via email and one of our staff members will get back to you as soon as possible.