Chances are, you’ve come to take traditional projector technology for granted. You may never have even considered it before. After all, it’s been the same for years. Conventional projectors just use lamps – specialised bulbs – to project images outward. While the technology has been pushed to the limits of its capability and efficiency over time – smaller, better, faster, clearer – there’s now little room for improvement. At least it was, before Casio changed the game.

Casio is the first manufacturer in the world to produce a full range of lamp-free projectors. These Laser and LED hybrid projectors considerably outlast and outperform conventional mercury lamp projectors. So, let’s take a little look at why they represent the future of projection.


How do hybrid LED and laser projectors work?

Lasers (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) have been used since the 1960s, across a wide range of applications. LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), on the other hand, are special diodes that glow when electricity passes through them. Together, they replace the lamps found in current projectors to become the key piece of technology that creates the light. It sounds simple, but the innovation is a step change in projector performance with a wide range of benefits. In this article, we’ve outlined some of the most impactful.


Bye bye lamp changes

In addition to being an unwelcome hassle – and a distraction especially within an education setting – replacing lamps can often cost upwards of £150. By eliminating the need for lamps, Casio has created a range of projectors that are consistent in terms of longevity and performance, and cost-effective in the long run.


Hello longer operational life

Today’s typical lamp projectors tend to last around 6,000 hours depending on the model. Sounds like a long time, but you’ll be surprised how quickly it goes by when the projector is used multiple times in any given day. In contrast, a Casio hybrid LED and laser projector delivers a lifespan of up to 20,000 hours – so, even if you were to use it for 40 hours a week, it’d still last the best part of a decade before you’d need to consider repair or replacement of your projector light source.


Reduced maintenance

With no need to constantly replace bulbs, hybrid LED and laser projectors don’t require the regular maintenance and upkeep of lamp-based projectors. This helps to reduce long-term costs and increase the amount of time spent on engaging students in the classroom. In addition, because laser and LED hybrid projectors have a design that protects the light source and optics so there's no need to clear dust out from filters – and the projector won’t overheat due to dust. No dust. No stress.


Lower total cost of ownership

While lamp projectors often look like the cheaper alternative compared to laser projectors, it’s worth thinking about your long-term plans. Consider the ongoing cost of replacement lamps, the maintenance, the loss of teaching time… It all adds up. Over the lifetime of the projector, it could work out cheaper.


Lower energy consumption

Not only is lamp-free projection more cost effective, it’s more energy efficient too. This means it uses less energy to provide a crisper result. The cost of running Casio’s hybrid LED and laser projectors is minimal, with an average power saving of 35% compared to conventional lamp models.


Ready when you are

Offering 24/7 operation, predictable brightness and instant on/off capabilities, lamp-free projectors are always ready for action. Teachers don’t need to wait for the projectors to warm up or cool down between lessons either, which leads to more dynamic learning experiences. They’re an all-round better choice for the classroom.

To find out more about the benefits of laser and LED hybrid projection, take a look at our range of innovative models.

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