Summary: To save time, below is an excerpt from the email I fired off to the Sunnylamp Corp regarding the lamp I purchased. "Regrettably, the projector lamp you sent me is defective. Right out of the box, the bulb was not secure to the plastic housing. I carefully attached the metal retaining clip. After inserting the lamp into the projector, the first message to appear on the screen was to replace the lamp.
Summary: Of course the true test will be how long it lasts and I wont know that for a few years. Cant quite tell if this is OEM or not; tend to think not - the product description should be more clear about that.
Summary: This is the first time my bulb had gone out, made some scarry noises like the internal electronics were frying. Glad it was just the lamp. Popped this one in, and a new air filter, and its up and running again. Good as gold.