About our lamps

Our Lamps

We bet you didn’t know that there are just 3 types of projector lamp? Original (OEM), Original Inside, Compatible. All differ from one another in their own way, and guess what?....We offer all 3 types!


Our team have the knowledge and experience to help customers design, select and integrate technology solution and equipment to best meet their needs.

About our lamps:


Is it a bulb or is it a lamp? What’s the difference? Its part terminology and part who uses what word to describe what they require, a bulb or a lamp. There is a difference. A projector bulb is exactly that, the bulb. If you purchase a bulb you will need to, very carefully, fit that bulb into the bulb housing. A projector lamp is the complete unit, bulb + housing. The housing will already have the bulb fitted, so you simply have to remove the old housing from the projector and fit the new one. This method is far more convenient than fitting a bulb only. Now onto the lamp itself. You will see all manner of terms used to describe the lamp being sold; genuine, genuine original, genuine compatible, original this, original that. It can get quite confusing. There are just 3 types of lamp you can purchase. We carry all 3 options to give you, our customers, the best possible choice.


Original - This is the Manufacturers genuine lamp. This means both the bulb and the housing are original, the same as the manufacturers supplies (such as Epson, NEC and Optoma)

Original Inside – This means all lamps (such as our VIVID lamp) are fitted with a genuine bulb in a compatible housing.

Compatible – This means a compatible bulb inside a compatible housing.

Our quality compatible range of replacement lamps are a cost-effective alternative to the original lamp. We produce our compatibles to exacting specifications to ensure the highest level of quality

In short, we are projector lamps experts. All we do is projector lamps, so we know a thing or two about them. As projector lamp experts we can also be your go-to people whenever you have a question about projector lamps. We are more than happy to help.

We stock over 6,000 lamps here in the UK. Give us a try and see how much you can save!

View below our diagram of a lamp and its components


Lamps explained