Friday, January 15, 2010

Samsung and LG LED projector use Luminus PlatLight LEDs

LED maker Luminus Devices has supplied the light source for Samsung’s new XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) LED data projector, described as the industry’s first LED-powered data projector. The Samsung device, introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, uses Luminus’ PhlatLight PT-120 LEDs.

The new Samsung LED data projector has an output of 1,000 ANSI lumens (max), and promises a lifespan of up to 30,000 hours. This is strong indicator that LEDs will start replacing conventional arc lamps in mainstream front projectors used in business, education and commercial applications.

This market is forecasted, by market research company Pacific Media Associates, Inc., to be in excess of 6 million units in 2010.

LEDs are a compelling light source for front projectors since their high reliability eliminates the need for expensive lamp replacement, which typically ranges from $250 to $400 including parts and labor. This drives down the total cost of ownership and reduces the administrative burden to manage stocks of replacement lamps and disposal of used lamps.

“Samsung’s new LED data projector is a great illustration of how Luminus works in close partnership with its customers to create a new multi-million unit market for PhlatLight LEDs and demonstrates that Luminus unique large chip technology is a great fit for mainstream data projectors In today’s challenging economic landscape, the marketplace is asking for affordable, long-lasting, lower total cost of ownership projectors in the business and education markets. LED project provide amazing color depth and instant start and restart functionality.

HX300G projector from LG
Luminus LEDs are also powering the HX300G, LG’s latest high-brightness LED projector weighing less than 1 kg.


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