I made the error of not following my instincts and purchasing a Sony or Sony approved bulb for my Sony XL-2000U television, as I did once before. A friends suggested purchasing a bulb on thePureglare website for about 20% of the cost of an original equipment bulb. The television was not working without the new bulb, so I ordered the new bulb 2nd Day Air delivery. When the bulb arrived I installed it promptly in the 50 inch rear projeection set and initially and it worked fine -- at least until that evening when I smelled something in the room where the television was located. As promptly as possible, I turned off the set, and attempted to remove the bulb. By then the picture was gone in any case. I then attempted to remove the bulb, but it turned out that the heat had caused the housing to melt and it was impossible to remove. I contacted the local Sony repair outfit and they immediately recognized what happened. I asked them if they could remove it and they said nobody would be able to remove it, and even if they did the heat from the bulb probably destroyed the cards near it. Their recommendation was to go out and find a new television, which I did.
We were quite satisfied to that point with the Sony, which was a hi-definition set that always worked fine. I contacted Pureglare to complain, and they did refund the cost of the bulb, but we were now faced with having to spend over $1,000 to purchase a new large screen television. For want of a nail the horse was lost.
I am not saying not to deal with Pureglare, but I would strongly recommend, if you do, that you not buy any of their low-cost products.