1. Laser projectors lead the way
"Walking around the stands this year, it's clear that the industry is heavily stacked towards laser projectors, even low brightness laser projectors, which are a new trend in the projection market," says Canon's European Product Marketing Specialist, Matthew Koshy.
Lamp-based projectors appear to be a dwindling projection technology. Their initial price may be lower, but when you factor in servicing and maintenance costs, laser projection costs the same – or less – over the lifetime of the product. Other benefits of laser projection include 20,000 hours of continuous run-time, quieter operation and units that run at cooler temperatures.
"Low brightness laser projectors now output at around 4,000 lumens, compared with the 6,000 lumens the market is used to," Matthew says. "This easily competes with lamp-based projection units."