A projector is an important device used for projecting films, slides, presentations, etc. Most of the projectors that are in use today are not environmentally friendly but it seems that things would change in the future because now many companies are developing eco friendly projectors. Here is a list of 10 best eco friendly projectors available in the market.
Casio Twelve 3D-enabled hybrid projector
Japanese electronics giant recently unveiled 12 new DLP projectors equipped with hybrid laser/LED light source and capable producing images in 3D. The company has announced that it will start selling eight models in May in the Japanese market. Out of the 12 models, the XJ-H1650 with 3,500 lumens brightness is the most interesting one. This projector has 1,400:1 contrast ratio and 1,024×768 resolution. It supports WiFi and Ethernet connectivity. This projector has one port to connect USB device and one HDMI interface. The XJ-H1650 will be priced at $2,800.
BenQ’s LW61ST eco projector
Manufactured by BenQ for education purposes, the LW61ST uses BlueCore light engine next-generation technology developed by the Taiwanese firm. BenQ claims that this eco friendly projector with 80,000:1 ultra-high contrast ratio has been designed to offer around 20,000 hours of brightness when used in Eco Mode. The image quality of this projector is amazing and it delivers content in crisp and clear manner. The light source of this projector is completely free from Mercury that’s why it is more environmentally friendly than other projectors.
SIM2 MICO 50 LED DLP projector
This is the first single-chip LED DLP projector manufactured by SIM2. This projector is better than many other projectors available for sale in the market because the life of its lamp is 30,000 hours. This eco friendly projector does not use mercury at all and delivers color picture information rapidly without using any optical color wheel. This projector conserves energy because it can on/off in less than 1 millisecond. The modern and advanced liquid cooling system used in this device allows it to operate without making much noise.
Samsung SP-F10M projector
Manufactured by South Korean electronics giant Samsung, SP-F10M is an eco friendly data projector, which can project images and content in 3D too. Samsung claims that this projector is the first in the world with brightness of 1000 ANSI lumens. The projector features a USB port and an HDMI input. Weighing just 9.3 Lbs, this lightweight and compact projector has a lamp life of 30,000 hours.
Sharp XV-Z17000 3D-Ready DLP projector
The XV-Z17000 is the first 3D DLP projector manufactured by Sharp featuring Full HD resolution at 1920×1080 pixels, 30000:1 contrast ratio and 1600 Lumens brightness. Sharp has used its new and advanced Keystone Correction technology in this projector. This technology allows the projector to deliver clear and crisp image on the screen. The Image Shift Function technology also helps in removing limited spaces’ distortion. This eco friendly projector with low standby power consumption has two HDMI 4 3D inputs.
Sanyo LP-XU4000 projector
Released in January 2001 across the US, the LP-XU4000 is the first 3D projector manufactured by Sanyo featuring energy saving Intelligent Light Dimming System. Priced at $1,545.99, Sanyo’s projector is very eco friendly because it consumes around 70 percent less power than ordinary projectors. Featuring 1024×768 resolution and 2000:1 contrast ratio, the brightness of this projector is 4000 lumens. This projector has D-sub input, S-video input and inputs for RCA A/V too.
Casio’s Green Slim projector
Manufactured by Japanese company Casio, the Green Slim is an eco friendly, low preservation projector that does not use any mercury lamp. The Green Slim is the first high brightness environmental projector to be available for sale in the market. Casio has used its advanced Hybrid Light Source technology in this lightweight and compact projector. This technology allows the projector to reproduce image in high brightness. The lamp life of this projector is 20,000 hours.
Acer K520 Hybrid LED-Laser projector
Manufactured by Taiwanese company Acer, the K520 projector is an eco friendly projector using the company’s hybrid LED-laser light-source technology, which allows this projector to deliver high quality images and achieve brightness of 2000 lumens. With 1024×768 XGA resolution and 100,000:1 contrast ratio, this 3D projector is capable of delivering good quality results on uneven surfaces too. This projector has inputs for HDMI and VGA. The EcoProjection technology used in this projector makes it an eco friendly projector, reducing power consumption by as much as 90 percent.
Solar powered Light-Graffiti Projector
This light-graffiti projector is completely eco friendly because it is powered by solar energy. This inexpensive projector can be built at home using some solar panels used in solar lantern. The projected image is focused using one optic lens and one LED, which is ultra bright. Two 5 cm long aluminum or plastic pipes are also used. The radius of the outer tube and the lens is same.
ViewSonic PJD series projectors
Manufactured by ViewSonic, the projectors in PJD series feature enhanced 3D display ability. ViewSonic has used its DLP projection technology in these projectors with 120Hz refresh rate. The resolution of PJD6381 is 1024×768 and its brightness is 2500 ANSI lumens. The resolution of PJD6211 and PJD6221 is also 1024×768, but there brightness is 2700 Lumens and contrast ratio is 2,800:1.