The Rise of the Mini Projectors

The main thing that makes TFT and Plazma more in style than projectors is the high cost of replacement lamps. However, a projector can produce a much bigger image and with trendy LCOS and DLP Projector displays a superior image in many cases.

Traditionally projectors have used Ultra High pressure lamps and this is the problem! UHP Lamps price between 2 and 4 hundred to replace. They usually have a average life span of two,000 hours, produce a LOT of warmth and use a whole lot of electricity, so the price of running a projector could be quite considerable.

However, emerging onto the Market now are projectors that use LED lamps, providing a superior 20-forty,000 hours of lamp life, a a lot lighter energy utilization and lots less heat! Not only that, as a result of lower heat, LED projector require less cooling and so, the projector might be made a lot smaller and lighter.

The primary wave of LED projectors were launched a few years ago, principally in pocket dimension, pico format, but they didn’t impress, with lumen rankings as low as 8 lumens, they have been useless in all but a “pitch darkish” room. LED projectors are now evolving fast and getting brighter by the month, in fact, Casio now produce an LED/Lazer projector with a full 2,500 lumens of light!

Still it is the Pico projector market that interests me, ultra portable projectors are nice for “on the go” displays and places where a fixed system shouldn’t be an option. The primary Pico projectors were, more or less, useless, but now, they’re really getting some quite usable specs and I am certain the longer term lies here.

A pocket dimension projector that can throw a 100+ inch screen is lots more convenient that transporting a screen or monitor, it is also nice for smaller offices and occasional dwelling cinema, but what projector do you go for?

In steps European Firm MicroJekt with it is fashionable LED mini projector range, with up to one hundred fifty lumens of light and high Quality LCOS shows, the problem is solved! a hundred and fifty lumens could not sound a lot, but I am more than proud of the results of my MicroJekt Traditional LED projector. It has a new type RGB LED lamp and produces very crisp clear images, It will probably handle 50 inches in ambient light and as much as one hundred twenty” in a darker surroundings, from a really small package. It additionally has a in-built USB host and SD reader that may play movies and shows directly from an SD card, USB stick or USB hard disk, a very handy feature.

Microjekt projectors supply reasonable quality, however are a bit cheaper than other manufacturers, though providing more characteristic and brightness. The Microjekt Basic LED pico is about the identical dimension and weight because the Acer Pico, but boasts 50 lumens more light and lots more features. A good friend of mine has a Microjekt 35 lumen pocket energy, again a real pocket measurement projector, in darker environments that is quite spectacular too, but still a bit of a “massive boys toy”, the basic is a better choice for severe use.

If you’re thinking of buying a projector, then consider the running costs and track down the latest LED fashions, they’re more than just toys lately! I’m positive that as LED know-how continues to develop, we are going to see the projector make a giant comeback, with a lot much lower running costs, they provide a sexy various to Plazma and TFT screens.