However, regardless, it needs replacement and I am trying to work out if I should just replace the bulb or the bulb and housing. Local supplier here quoted me $520+GST which seems like a fair amount, and my own research shows a few local .nz websites have it at 370+GST but perhaps they are importing them directly.
Ebay has straight bulbs for $90 and OEM Bulbs and 3rd party housings for $150USD incl freight.
I have ordered from Ebay, bulbs for my RPTV twice and been really happy with it, but I am wary about the 3rd party housing.
Anyone have any experiences to share?
VLT-HC5000LP is the bulb in question.