Epson has launched a new lineup of high-brightness 3LCD projectors with a laser-light source. The projectors, which include the EB-L25000U — the world's first-ever 25,000-lumen 3LCD projector — are also the first to include inorganic 3LCD panels with a laser light source and an inorganic phosphor wheel.
So what does it mean for the consumer? Quality, reliability and flexibility, says Epson.
The new lineup includes a 4K-compatible lens and the world's first zero offset ultra-short throw lens in five models ranging in brightness from 6,000 to 25,000 lumens.
Those lumens equate to what Epson describes as "a highly efficient light source" making the range suitable for large venues — like auditoriums and concert halls. "Using Epson’s proprietary 3LCD technology, the new projectors are capable of reproducing spectacular images with outstanding levels of colour brightness," Epsom states.
Inorganic material — like in Epson's original LCD panels and phosphor wheel — means a high level of light and heat resistance, so the projector can be used for longer periods of time. This range boasts 20,000 hours of maintenance-free use.
The projectors can rotate 360 degrees and are fully tiltable, with a large range of lenses available. Epsom says this "ensures that these projectors can be installed in a wide variety of locations for projection mapping, signage and a host of other applications".
According to research by Futuresource, the high-lumen projector market is forecast to grow by 125 per cent by 2020. In response, Epson has been focusing heavily on large-scale projection.
"This is the announcement the projector world has been waiting for from Epson," said Craig Heckenberg, GM of the Business Division at Epson Australia.
"Epson’s 3LCD laser projectors offer customers the outstanding value and performance you would expect from the global projector market leader alongside the very highest quality and sharpness of image. As a result of the benefits that Epson brings to the laser projector market, opportunities and uses for these amazing pieces of equipment continue to grow."