Why we type in the tittle of the EPSON EH-TW2800 EH-TW2900 projector lamps version today? For these two EPSON projectors, there is not only EPSON version lamps work for. There are still other option lamps compatible to the EH-TW2800 and EH-TW2900 projectors.
The lamp part number for EPSON EH-TW2800 and EH-TW2900 projectors is ELPLP49 or known as V13H010L49 which is using Philips UHE 200W projector bulb inside of the lamp. This is a EPSON lamp part number which also fits for other EPSON Home Cinema or PowerLite series projectors such us the following listing models:
Epson PowerLite 6100
Epson PowerLite 6500
Epson PowerLite 6500UB
Epson PowerLite 7100
Epson PowerLite 7500UB
EPSON HOME CINEMA 6100
EPSON HOME CINEMA 6500UB
EPSON PowerLite HC 6100
EPSON PowerLite HC 6500UB
EPSON PowerLite HC 8350
EPSON PowerLite HC 8500UB
EPSON PowerLite HC 8700UB
EPSON PowerLite PC 7100
EPSON PowerLite PC 9500UB
As the ELPLP49 projector lamp is not only working for EH-TW2800 and EH-TW2900 projectors, but also for the other tens of projectors, there are other manufacturers who looking for share the market of the ELPLP49 / V13H010L49. So there are several version lamps for this model.
As Osram company is one of the OEM projector bulbs manufacturers in the world, they will certainly not give up the big market profit. So the Osram has develop a OSRAM VIP 200W projector bulb to fit for the EPSON ELPLP49 / V13H010L49 projector lamp which is more cheaper than the Philips bulbs. Since there is an lower price OEM bulbs for the ELPLP49, the third market housing also develop the same housing to fit the lamp. At the end, the seller sell the ELPLP49 / V13H010L49 as Osram bulb with generic housing at $209 plus free shipping which is more competitive than the Philips one. The following image is the Osram bulb for the ELPLP49 lamp.
The another after market projector lamp for ELPLP49 / V13H010L49 is total compatible lamps. These compatible lamps are fully produced and assembled from China or Taiwan factory. As heavy competition in the compatible lamps market, the cheapes seller who always sourcing the cheapest lamps from China, they only sell the compatible ELPLP49 at only $58.00 by free shipping only. We do not know what about the quality of the lamps. But as some feedback, it looks not as good as the OEM one.
And the another EPSON ELPLP49 version is the original genuine lamp with original package which are totally EPSON supply sells at EPSON online store at $299.99.
After all, customers can choose each type of projector lamp for your EPSON EH-TW2800 EH-TW2900 projectors which depends on your budgets. But we suggest to the best value option of the Osram type of ELPLP49. It is not much expensive as well but provide as much bright as the original genuine lamps and longger lamp life at 3,000 hours which Philips original genuine lamps advertise as 2,000 to 2,500 hours lamp life.