With a growing interest in protecting Mother Nature, many of us these days try to ensure most of the things we do don’t pollute the earth or cause harm to it in any way.
Looks like our efforts are not just contained to recycling and signing anti-deforestation petitions, though. A recent survey by Pacific Media Associates (PMA) found that most consumers want to use projectors that are environmentally-friendly. Yes, you read that right, environmentally-friendly projectors.
Here is a condensed summary of the results of that research taken from an article in ChannelWeb:
Short-throw front projectors that offer wireless functionality and are environmentally friendly are likely to prove most popular with buyers, according to new research from US-based analyst Pacific Media Associates.
Bill Coggshall, president of PMA, said what people said they wanted had changed since its last similar survey, which was in 2009.
“Respondents showed a high interest in short-throw projection, and 40 per cent of future fixed projector purchases are expected to include mounting for a short-throw projector,” he said.
Nearly 70 per cent of intenders say an environmentally friendly projector is an absolute must or very important for their next projector… In addition, more than half the intenders surveyed consider connecting wirelessly to smartphones and tablets as an absolute must or very important.”
The poll was from the analyst’s sixth biennial 1,000-response survey across US users and “intended” business and consumer users of front projectors, he said.
What makes a projector environmentally-friendly, you may ask.
When a projector uses lasers, LED or hybrids of the two (for the bulbs) instead of LCD or other types of bulbs, it emits a light that is safe for the environment. This is because these types of bulbs do not contain mercury or other toxic substances that may radiate harmful radicals into the air when switched on. (Not to mention allow for cool operation, low power usage and compact size!)
Sidenote — why use an LED projector, like the Optoma ML500 Mobile LED Projector (above)?
The Optoma ML500′s LED technology allows it to create 180-inch images with less than half the power a typical 42-inch LCD television uses. The same LED technology provides vivid color, durability and long life that make it attractive to price-sensitive small business and consumer users.
The LED light source has an estimated lifetime of more than 20,000 hours (equivalent to using the projector four hours every day for over thirteen years). LED is incredibly cost effective compared to lamp-based projectors. For example, users with a lamp-based projector would have to replace the lamp in the projector at least four times over 20,000 hours of usage — at a cost of over $800, compared to the completely maintenance-free LED lamp.
So, if you want to go green, a LED, laser or hybrid projector should be your choice the next time you go shopping, and not the usual LCD projector.
Hope this post gave you some food for thought about how gadgets affect the environment! (and PS. if you want to be really green, leave a comment below!)
You can read the full article here at ChannelWeb.