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Who actually makes the lamps for JVC, for the RS1 & RS2, BHL-5009-S ? Seems like I read Panasonic somewhere but that was awhile back. I never have looked on the actual bulb to see if there is a name.
I don't think its Philips or Osram though. I noticed a parts distributor that sells mostly to repair centers/dealers, has the BHL-5009-S as discontinued and BHL-5009-SC as the new number. They don't say anything about not being a JVC original and usually they always do if its not.
I think that is made by DNGO. Its not big deal, just curious since I happen to read these posts about it. I always noticed its about impossible to find just the bulb, and that's probably because its not made by Philips or Osram. I believe some of the newer JVC's are.
But having used the Orginal JVC lamps, I guess they work about as good as any but do give their share of problems. They also love to start to flickering around 600 hours. Running in high mode usually stops it though.