Originally Posted by wardhealer
I purchased 2 of these lamps last year for my MITS 60738.
Shortly thereafter, the original lamp started to dim so I
popped in one of the new (generic) ones. It has been in for
several months now and is working perfectly.
I am retired and disabled and spend most of my time in the
house working on my internet business with the MITS serving
as my PC's monitor. When I'm not working, the set remains
on to watch movies, news or listening to Pandora.
Needless to say, I rack up "lamp hours" quickly.
This morning, I purchased 2 more lamps on Amazon for $52.58
(thanks to Primetime 19 for posting the deal). Now I have 3
spare lamps for future use.
The lamps are from the same Amazon merchant I bought from
last year. I don't know why, but they are constantly changing their
price for the lamps. My purchase last year was $62/ea. Just 3 weeks
ago, they were listing them for $90. The price bobbed up and down
for the past year.
The lamp that's in use now works just as good as the original OEM
lamp and that's all I can report. I certainly cannot guarantee a zero
percent failure rate, but I had enough confidence to buy more before
they changed their price again.