Original Lamp Vs. OEM Vs. OEM Compatible for RPTV and Projector Lamps
We sell three types of RPTV and Projector Replacement Lamps: Original, OEM and OEM Compatible.
What is Original Replacement Lamp?
This is the exact same lamp that originally came with your unit. These lamps and housings are built for the manufacturer of your TV. The lamp and the housing are 100% original. These are the highest quality lamp you can buy and therefore are usually more expensive.
What is an OEM Lamp?
An OEM example would be HP brand ink toner cartridges. HP contracts a company who specializes in ink to provide cartridges that are placed in HP printers. In a similar situation, Sony, Mitsubishi, Dell and other projector manufacturers do not produce their own lamps. The projector or TV brand contracts Philips and Osram/Sylvania to manufacture the lamps, which are then delivered to the projector factory and shipped with your original projector. Many of the OEMs that we offer are built by diamond lamps- a well known manufactuer in the industry.