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Old 01-26-2017, 01:06 PM   #1
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I have an epson 3010 hit 4566 hours and the orange light went on. The part number for the lamp is v12h010l68

Question: I know there are lamps that are made by 3rd party brands that are less expensive. I don't want to get it though if it's something that could cause issues with the projector? Anyone have any experience or knowledge about this?

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Old 01-26-2017, 01:34 PM   #2
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I would get the original replacement part. It may cause more, but it will be worth it in a long run. Generic parts are less expensive, but the quality is not as good as the original manufacturer part.
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:45 PM   #3
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Anyone know how to best locate a new original lamp. Sites that claim they are original & after looking at the reviews they are actually 3rd part or China knockoffs.
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Anyone know how to best locate a new original lamp. Sites that claim they are original & after looking at the reviews they are actually 3rd part or China knockoffs.
Here is a reputable online retailer who sell high quality A/V equipment and replacement parts:


https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ctor_Lamp.html
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:47 PM   #6
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Make sure to use gloves while replacing the lamp. Fingerprints will really cut down the bulb life.
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:39 PM   #7
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Yes (as above) don't be tempted to touch the lamp module with your fingers. However clean you think they are a layer of oil from your skin will ruin the life of the blub, so use gloves!
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:10 PM   #8
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I have an epson 3010 hit 4566 hours and the orange light went on. The part number for the lamp is v12h010l68

Question: I know there are lamps that are made by 3rd party brands that are less expensive. I don't want to get it though if it's something that could cause issues with the projector? Anyone have any experience or knowledge about this?

Thank you 🙂
If Epson is anything like Mitsubishi, using other than OEM lamps voids your projector warranty.

I would think there is an Epson or Epson-affiliated site via which they sell their lamps.
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:52 AM   #9
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http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epso...-suppliers.htm

Company I work for buys from Visual Apex, Mendtronix, Pureland Supply.

HTH
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Old 06-28-2017, 06:02 PM   #10
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IMHO, you ALWAYS get what you pay for. If you buy a cheap copy it will likely either give you a substandard experience, or even damage your PJ. As an analogy, I once bought some generic copy ink for my printer. The cartridges blew ink all over the inside of my printer.
Now imagine a substandard bulb blowing up in your PJ and wrecking it. Not good! So my advice; don't be cheap, buy the real branded product in order to avoid disappointment.
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Anyone know how to best locate a new original lamp. Sites that claim they are original & after looking at the reviews they are actually 3rd part or China knockoffs.
Good question! I've got an Epson EH-TW6700, and when it needs a new lamp I intend to buy directly from Epson. Might cost a few more quid, but considering a lamp should last me 2-3 years I consider it money well spent.
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Make sure to use gloves while replacing the lamp. Fingerprints will really cut down the bulb life.
I didn't know that. Thanks for the info, really appreciated and will save me a lot of grief when I have to replace the bulb on my Epson 6700!!

Nice one!
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:13 PM   #13
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Make sure to use gloves while replacing the lamp. Fingerprints will really cut down the bulb life.
What kind of gloves? Surgical?

I have a bulb on the way.
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What kind of gloves? Surgical?

I have a bulb on the way.
Regular vinyl/ latex gloves. Try to handle the housing and you will be fine!
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Make sure to use gloves while replacing the lamp. Fingerprints will really cut down the bulb life.
Good advice, will keep this in mind when the time comes.
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More than just don't touch the glass, take an alcohol wipe, the kind meant for cleaning glasses and screens and such, and wipe it off. When I retrofitted HID headlights in my car, they said do that, too. Just added protection.
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