Will the Barco R9842020 projector lamp be copied? The answer is definitely. As Barco is one of the famous big screen rear projection equipment brands in the world. Its lamp sells very expensive as their high technology. The Barco R9842020 lamp can fit Barco model of CDG67 DL (120w), CDR67 DL (120w), CDR+67 DL (120w), MDG50 DL (120w), MDR50 DL (120w), MDR+50 DL (120w), CDG80 DL (120w), CDR+80 DL (120w), OVERVIEW D1 (120w), OVERVIEW FD70-DL (120w), OVERVIEW FD70-DL (120w). Since the R9842020 lamp model compatible some many Barco projection equipment, the demand of the this market is big amount.
The OEM bulb for the R9842020 using a UHP 120W Philip bulb, or a Osram VIP 100W bulb for itself. Both types of bulbs are genuine Original. But they are come from different manufacturer. But these two kinds of original sells less than 200 USD from the market. The most expensive should be the housing and the original package for the lamps. So some copied manufacturer can develop a aftermarket housing by factory. Most of time, it only cost less than 50 USD. Two hundred USD plus 50 USD are the base cost of the copy lamps. The copied sellers may also want to included a copied package and sell as Genuine original which can sell more than 500 USD or more. That is the profit they made from the aftermarket.
How to avoid buying a copied Barco R9842020.
The smart option to avoid getting a copied Barco R9842020 projector lamp is buy the compatible lamps directly if you do not know how to figure out which one is genuine OEM or not. Some user thought that compatible is also copy lamps. Actually, the compatible lamp quality is not the same quality as the original OEM. But they sold less expensive than the original. Or we can buy a OEM Bulb with generic housing lamp assembly to replace our lamps or even buy a replacement OEM bulb only and replace our used one by ourselves.
The second option to getting the real Genuine OEM is buying the lamp from a trusted store such as Amazon for the R9842020. As trusted online store do not allow to sell the fake lamps.