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I need to replace the bulb on my Epson 8100 (Model #V11H336120) projector and it seems that everywhere I look there are a lot of bait and switch tactics being employed. Where is the most reliable and economical place to purchase an OEM Epson ELPLP49 bulb?

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I just so happen to be researching for a replacement bulb as well. So far, projectorpeople looks to have the best price for an OEM lamp.
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I checked PP and they're about $25 higher than the cheapest I could find an OEM ELPLP49. However, I would be willing to pay a little more if a retailer offered a better warranty.
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http://www.projectorlampsource.com/epson_powerlite_8100_lamp.html

OEM, price match, shipping included, 150 day warranty.


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Not sure I would trust that source. See post 21 on this page:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1378662/burning-plastic-smell-with-new-projector-lamp
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No issues for me
My 4 year old Epson is on it's third bulb and I'm 100% satisfied with PLS.


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No issues for me
My 4 year old Epson is on it's third bulb and I'm 100% satisfied with PLS.

How many hours on the bulbs you purchased from PLS?
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My 1080UB came with a spare,
so the 3rd lamp that I just installed recently was my first from PLS.
Just under 400 hours so far.

The lamp I received from them was not 100 % identical to my original, (Very close though)
But neither was the spare I got from Epson. The PLS lamp did match the spare though.
My original and my spare both lasted 3k hours.

You can find a negative post or two on almost any product,
But you should really look beyond One persons experience.

4.47 / 5 rating based on 30 reviews at projector central:


http://www.projectorcentral.com/dealer_ratings.cfm?dealer_id=9534
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But you should really look beyond One persons experience.
4.47 / 5 rating based on 30 reviews at projector central:
http://www.projectorcentral.com/dealer_ratings.cfm?dealer_id=9534

Good point. Thanks for sharing the reviews.
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IF the projector is still under warranty, you might be able to get a free bulb from Epson according to http://www.projectorcentral.com/projector_news.cfm?2010-10-20-Epsons-Remarkable-Lamp-Guarantee&entry_id=354

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IF the projector is still under warranty, you might be able to get a free bulb from Epson according to http://www.projectorcentral.com/projector_news.cfm?2010-10-20-Epsons-Remarkable-Lamp-Guarantee&entry_id=354
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Unfortunately, it is not, but thanks for the post.

Is it me or does everyone have a problem with paying for something that's rated at 4,000 hours but doesn't come with a warranty to match? I mean, why not rate it for 10,000 hours. Seems silly to have an hourly rating, but a time based warranty, especially when paying this much for a bulb.
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I emailed Projector Lamp Source and asked them if the part was OEM. Here is their response:

This is an OEM Bulb with a Third party built housing; the housing is not an OEM.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.


Although they may have good reviews I'd rather have an ALL Epson lamp. smile.gif
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On the other hand, here is the response I received from B & H:

Thank you for contacting the E-Mail Sales Department at B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

This is an Epson OEM lamp and comes with a 30 day warranty.

Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Thank you, we appreciate your business.
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Okay, I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on this. Any other recommendations on an OEM replacement bulb source? What about replacing just the bulb and not the housing?

Thanks!
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Hi friends,

My Epson 8100 Home Cinema pro works well. Too well it seems. I use it in my home theater in the basement and for the past 2 years brother in law has made it a twice a week ritual to invite his friends to the basement and spend entire weekends. It is totally putting our family life and privacy on hold and wife is too sensitive about her brother. He and his friends are over every weekend, usually from Sat night to Sunday night. I don't mind occasional visitors to hang out with, but with them taking the house over every weekend, but I have become a stranger in my own house.

I need to replace the lamp with a broken one for a weeks so I can break this routine. I am willing to buy (for a reasonable price) and pay for shipping a BROKEN/BURNT/NOT WORKING lamp for Epson 8100 ProLite model.

My understanding is that a lamp compatible with any of the following projectors will work -- i just need an old broken lamp with housing that makes it look like that my lamp is bad and maybe I will get a break for a few weeks, a month or two if i am lucky before I am forced to 'replace' the lamp and suffer again.

Please help a brother out...

If anyone has advice on where else I can hunt for a broken/bad lamp, please do let me know.

list of projectors that are a match:

Pro Cinema 9700UB
Pro Cinema 9350
Home Cinema 8700UB
Home Cinema 8350
Pro Cinema 9500UB
Pro Cinema 9100
Home Cinema 8500UB
Home Cinema 8100
Pro Cinema 7500UB
Home Cinema 7100
Home Cinema 6500
Home Cinema 6100
Home Cinema 6500UB
TW3000
TW4000
TW5000
H373A
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