Lasers are changing the AV landscape and ushering in a new era for projector technology. Sony recently unveiled its newest entry in this field with a 7,000 lumen 3 LCD Solid State Laser Projector, the VPL-FHZ700L (video). What makes laser phosphor projectors like the VPL-FHZ700L so amazing is the range of advantages they bring over bulb based projectors.
High Color Light Output & Image Quality
Laser projectors offer superior brightness for applications like cinema, museums, and educational institutions projecting applications for long periods of time. Also, a single laser projector can define images and show 3D at a much higher brightness than bulb equivalents. A lamp’s brightness decays quickly over periods of use from 100% to 50% to eventually needing to replace it. A laser, by contrast, decays in brightness over the full lifetime of the laser, up to 50,000 hours, to around 80% of original brightness.
Also, in addition to the constant brightness capability, “the laser light source is designed so that if one of the 168+ lasers should fail over the life of the projector it will not even be noticed as the projector has the capability to slightly increase the brightness of the remaining lasers.”
Up to 20,000 Hours Maintenance Free Use
For the Sony model, the manufacturer boasts guaranteed 20,000 hours of continual operation with only filter replacements. While initial costs are higher for a laser projector implementation, the savings over its lifetime are quickly realized by customers who have been through the process of deploying a large number of traditional lamp-based projectors and can see that the benefits and cost savings in not having to maintain them.
Lastly, laser projectors provide both energy and cost savings compared to traditional bulb projectors. By using features like auto-dimming when signals are static or lost, instant on/off with no warm up or cool down, and as the technology matures efficiency gains are improving over bulbs, which remain constant.
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