CONTI Evolution in the Media

Projection Part 1: Laser Light Show

Colby Harder - Wednesday, November 02, 2016

In the past year or so, the landscape has changed regarding projectors and projection.  This change has been primarily driven by the advent on the laser light source projector.  A laser projector helps eliminate the #1 reason by people have avoided projectors for many applications - the cost of lamps.

With a traditional projector, especially one in a high use environment, a client could expect to need a lamp replacement once or twice per year.  In a case where a projector is running on a very high duty cycle like retail or restaurants, that cycle could fall to monthly.  Not only is a lamp typically $400 - $800 for replacement, but there is a service cost attached.  A lamp replacement requires a knowledgeable individual to climb up to the projector and partially disassemble the projector to replace the lamp.  This is often a more involved task in unique environments with high ceilings like retail or restaurant where a powered lift is required to execute the lamp change.


Enter the Laser projector.  The advent of the laser projector means that projectors can now operate without lamps or maintenance for 25,000 hours or more.  Originally only available in low output models, Laser projectors from manufacturers like Epson can now deliver in 6000, 7000, 12000, and 25000 lumen output projectors. With that sort of light output, you can cover a lot of territory.  There are also a range of price points that can allow users to setup into laser projection at an affordable price, especially when you factor in the thousands of dollars of savings on lamps and maintenance.

Here's what you need to know: These laser projectors have changed the landscape for imaging in boardrooms, retail. and restaurants.  In the boardroom, clients can enjoy larger screen size at lower cost.  This brings value to the boardroom, schools, retail and restaurant.   Stay tuned to future articles in our multi-part blog series on changes in projection.