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Projector Lamp Source Canada
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4.44/5.00 (52 reviews since Jun 2011)
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Sep 17, 2019 Buzz from Newfoundland, Canada
I was very pleased to receive your XL5300U lamp for my Sony 70 inch rear projection set a few weeks ago.

My TV is now over 10 years old and it was great to see that projectorlampsource had this bulb available. I was concerned that I would not be able to find one.

It was marked on the box as a Philips lamp and was a perfect match for my original lamp from Sony in both the housing and the bulb. It installed easily and is indistinguishable from the original in light intensity, etc. As you advertised, it is a "Genuine Original Lamp with Housing".

I would definitely recommend you and will turn to you again when I need another bulb.
Jul 30, 2019 David Powell from Ontario, Canada
Purchased projector lamp. Website was very good in selecting the right one and with gerneral tips/advice on projector operation. T1mely delivery. Good price for an OEM part. There are chaeper clones and knock-offs out there but got 3500 hrs out of the original OEM and was still going strong.
May 2, 2019 Darcy Flaman from Saskatchewan, Canada
I have ordered from Projector Lamp Source Canada numerous times in the past and have always experienced exceptional customer service. This last order was no exception. I had sent in a price match request and Greg, who i was dealing with politely explained that the products were not of similar quality and then to "ease the pain" offered me a 10% discount on my order. I was thrilled with this and it really helped me to feel positive about the experience even though i didn't get the price match i had originally inquired about. This was a wow!! and something i have come to expect with this company. Well done - I noticed - and sincerely appreciate all you do. Darcy
Apr 29, 2019 Don Terry from British Columbia, Canada
I use my projector as a TV so 2000 hrs a year is not unusual. I purchased a "generic" bulb approx a year ago and was immediately disappointed but used it anyway. I finally decided to purchase a "OEM" (original equipment) bulb from Projector Lamp Source and although it was a bit more money, it's made my projector "new" again, very happy, thank you Projector Lamp Source Canada.
You get what you pay for!
Nov 24, 2018 Nate from Washington, USA
COMPANY: Harambee Church
I purchased the wrong projector bulb by accident and tried to request an RMA using the form on the Projector Central web page - and via email, but I never heard back. It seemed wasteful to just throw it away, so I sent the bulb back with a note explaining my mistake and asking for a replacement bulb or refund. Again - no response.
Oct 30, 2017 Wendy Hockley from Saskatchewan, Canada
COMPANY: Holy Family RCSSD # 140
Oct 18, 2017 Tracie Cameron from Alberta, Canada
COMPANY: Grande Yellowhead Public School Division
I have purchased many projector bulbs from Projector Lamp Source. I have always been given excellent service. My bulbs always arrive quickly and we have never had an issue with any product we've ordered.
Jun 2, 2017 Bruce Pritchard from Ontario, Canada
Spoke with Greg on the order desk re a price match. Very pleased with discount provided. Ordered the lamp it was delivered within 24 hours of placing the order.

Great customer service very knowledgeable staff.

Feb 26, 2016 Andrew from Ontario, Canada
COMPANY: personal
I bought a replacement lamp for my Sony TV. I mistakenly ordered it for pickup. They left a message that it was ready for pickup the next day. When I called they were very helpful, and priority sent it to my house. Just an excellent example of exemplary customer service!
Dec 31, 2015 Anthony Villacres from California, USA
COMPANY: City of West Sacramento Parks and Recreation was prompt on their delivery of my bulbs.good customer service.
Sep 21, 2015 P. T. Moore from Quebec, Canada
I want to thank you for the excellent service I received on my recent purchase of a Sony Projector Lamp. My search for the lamp indicated several supply sources with considerable price variances. I doubt product quality alone would have influenced these prices to the extent noted. All considered your price, although not the lowest, appeared fair. I received delivery a little over 24 hours after order placement; I was more than surprised you could expedite my order in such an efficient manner.
Aug 10, 2015 Barry from Ontario, Canada
I purchased a BenQ lamp from Projector Lamp Source Canada. Prior to placing the order, I called to ensure that the "Lamp" (complete assembly) was genuine. I did this as I had an older projector and I made the mistake of purchasing a generic from a US distributor. In this instance, it arrived physically damaged and was returned and credited. It was at that time I was also made aware of my error that it wasn't genuine (The packaging alone made that pretty clear to me). Anyway, PLS assured me that it was Genuine, OEM and appeased my concern. I proceeded to place my order. The part arrived and I looked at the box and the part and all seemed to be in order.

As my current lamp was still functioning but near life expectancy, I put the lamp into storage until required. When I finally installed the replacement lamp, I thought all was well but within a brief period of time, the projector acted bizarrely and shut down. I opened the projector and reseated the lamp assembly thinking it might be a bad connection. Regrettably this didn't resolve the issue. I finally reinstalled the other lamp and tested the projector (which worked fine). Fortunately, it turned out that the issue was related to the lamp and not the projector. I contacted the supplier who informed me that I had just exceeded the warranty return period. I explained that I had just installed it but this wasn't a satisfactory explanation for replacing the lamp. They explained that I should have tested the lamp upon receipt. I can't argue as the onus was on me to ensure that the lamp was working satisfactorily so I just asked whether they could help to offset the cost of a replacement. I was told by the representative that she would do what she could and get back to me. When I didn't hear back from her, I contacted them again to find that she had left on holiday and just left me in limbo.

I began investigating the lamp and the possibility that I had been misled. The box and packaging looked professional but didn't say BenQ and the enclosure looked slightly different. I began to wonder whether I had in fact received what I ordered. I contacted BenQ USA and asked for their input. After sending photos etc, they confirmed that this was "not" a genuine BenQ product. It was at this time that I had also contacted the supplier and asked once again but in writing (not on the phone as originally done) whether this is a genuine BenQ product. This is where the truth came out. I was informed that the bulb was OEM, but the lamp assembly was not! This led into a war on words.They state "Projector Lamp for BenQ W7000 Projector - Genuine Original Lamp with Housing. They use the OEM p/n and they use genuine in the same sentence for housing. I made it clear that regardless of the warranty period provided, I had not been supplied with what I was led to believe was Genuine, OEM, BenQ product. Regardless of the circumstances
relating to this sale, they totally ignored the facts. I asked that they at the very least modify the site to add the words "Generic or Compatible" to the enclosure and make it totally clear to the end user that this is NOT A GENUINE BenQ product as a whole. Even if the bulb comes from the factory who makes it, I honestly don't care whether the bulb is supposedly coming from the OEM as I can't even verify that. What is important to me is to have a factory tested and verified Benq lamp which is what I thought I had purchased.

Suffice to say that they ignored the request to clarify the wording on their page nor did they accept responsibility for misleading me on the phone.

I'm out the cost of a lamp which I've since replaced with another from another firm which is GENUINE and works flawlessly.

As the saying goes... Caveat Emptor…

Update: Sept 2015

I am delighted to advise that I’ve been contacted by the management of PLS. He has sincerely apologized for how this matter was conducted and issued a full credit. I in turn am appreciative that they have decided to resolve this matter amicably.
Jul 8, 2015 Kirby from North Dakota, USA
Horrible customer service. Their lamp damaged my projector right out of the box and I asked if they would cover the cost of repairs. After 3 months of many polite but ignored emails I finally got an answer. No. They could have saved me the hassle by telling me right away.
Apr 9, 2015 Peter Walker from Ontario, Canada
COMPANY: Walker GraphX
I am very pleased with the services I received. I ordered a lamp in the past from 2012). I received it in 2 days... Mississauga to Thunder Bay. 3 years later it was a fast and easy process to order another lamp we needed. Thanks team
I will certainly recommend (and have) to friends and family this service! Fast, Reliable and Dependable.

Peter Walker
Nov 13, 2014 Lou from Ontario, Canada
I would re amend anyone that needs a new lamp for their TV this is the site to go with excellent service we had next day delivery. If I had to deal with this problem again this is the company I would deal with. THANK YOu
Oct 21, 2014 Robert Kelly from Quebec, Canada
Hi! I bought two lamps from Projector Lamp Source.
There produut are very good quality and the service is excellent. If you order by phone, ask for Camilles, she is very efficient.
Oct 17, 2014 John Jenkins from British Columbia, Canada
COMPANY: Retired
I have a beautiful 9 year old 50 inch Sony SXRD back lamp TV. So recently when I turned the TV on there was no picture. After some research it appeared the projector lamp had failed. I called the store where I purchased the set to be told that Sony no longer produces these lamps and my only option was to take my TV to the recycle dump. I was not impressed with there suggestion so I went online to Amazon and found several companies in the States that sell lamps. You can imagine how excited I was to find this Company in Mississauga, Ontario who also sold them and when I entered my Lamp Model number they had 11 in stock. So I placed my order at 8:30am eastern on Tuesday and by noon the next day the Fedex man was knocking on my door on Vancouver Island. Now that is what I call service. I really appreciate such superb service from Projector Lamp Source. I have book marked you for any future requirements. You can't do better than that. Thanks so much.
John Jenkins
Sep 29, 2014 Jeff Piper from Ontario, Canada
COMPANY: D.M. Robichaud Associates Ltd.
We went through quite the round of frustrations trying to find a replacement bulb for our Optoma EH500. I recently ordered a replacement bulb through your website. The price was less than half of the other prices we saw online and the bulb just arrived a few short days after ordering. I'm very pleased and impressed.

Thank you :) You have a lifetime customer.

May 20, 2014 Len Glaser from Virginia, USA
ORDER NUMBER: plsu532443
I had a tv repairman come and check out my projection tv. He told me my lamp was shot. It lasted six years. He called me the next day and told me it would be almost $200 including shipping and tax.
I went on line and found PLS.
I purchased the lamp for $95. and received it in four days.
It took ten minuets to replace it and my tv is like new.
I am very satisfied with the service of PLS.
May 14, 2014 Blue1Canadian from Ontario, Canada
ORDER NUMBER: plsca31271
Projector LAMP source is Safe as rain and faster than anyone would ever believe. I ordered my bulb from them Late in the afternoon on a Friday the delivery was made on the Monday 3 day's I installed it in minutes it worked marvellously this company has been there for me for the last two times, as far as cost and service I have never seen anything like them Congratulations. I will be back.Blue1Canadian