A very important subject in this business, is providing 100% OEM projector brand lamps. Almost every other site out there that sells projector and TV lamps, is selling aftermarket third party lamps. Lamps in the $30-$80 range are almost always junk and aftermarket. Aftermarket lamps signifies, third party brands that are not the usual OEM brands such as Philips, Osram, Ushio, Panasonic, Iwasaki, and Phoenix. Many of these brands are also very well known brands in general regarding lighting as one can see by going to a nearby Home Depot or related store.
Our main goal has always been to provide the OEM brands, even if our prices are way off from competitors pricing since they sell aftermarket. Its unfortunate that many consumers out there do not educate themselves on how to identify a OEM brand and why you shouldn't buy aftermarkets. Most third party brands lamps go out in under 90 days, some even immediate and many times can even have a lamp housing lens that is inferior to an OEM lamp, causing damage to the internal projector color wheel and many filters inside.