Counterfeit lamps

Unfortunately, counterfeit lamps are becoming more common and it isn't easy to
identify the fakes. Common sense must prevail - if the price is too good to be true,
it is probably is too good to be genuine! Only buy from a source you can trust.

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Hotter than the sun!

Hotter than the sun!

Temperatures of 8,000 degrees at the
centre of the lamp

70 times the pressure in your tyres!

70 times the pressure in your tyres!

Pressures build to 200 atmospheres
(Bar) whereas the typically car tyre is
pressured to less than 3 Bar.

Truly shocking!

Truly shocking!

Ignition circuitry manages up to 20kv
on start up

Fire Hazard! - October 2009, a copy lamp inside a Hitachi projector

Evidence of burning

Evidence of buring

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Connector on fire

Connector on fire

Electrical arcing on the connector
caused a fire in the lamp bay.

Melted chassis

Melted chassis

The chassis meted and broke into two.

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Lamps that breach Intellectual Property

Manufacturers are increasingly enforcing their Intellectual Property (IP) rights, and recent rulings in the US have started to purge the market of illegal products, but whilst this process continues, there are still many IP infringing lamps for sale. Planned European litigation is soon to follow

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