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18 June 2009


Luminus supplying LEDs for projectors from LG, BenQ, Coretronic and projectiondesign

At this week’s InfoComm 2009 event in Orlando, Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, USA, which makes solid-state light sources for illumination applications (including high-definition TVs, video projectors, avionics displays, and lighting systems), says that its PhlatLight (Photonic Lattice) LEDs are being used to provide the illumination sources in several new projectors on show based on Texas Instruments’ digital light processing (DLP) technology.

“In the projector market, traditional lamp technologies are rapidly being replaced with environmentally friendly, more powerful LED light sources,” says Stephane Bellosguardo, director of product marketing, Projection Display business.

Luminus is demonstrating the new Joybee mini projector from Taiwanese firm BenQ, priced at under $499 for professionals, gamers and other mobile system enthusiasts. Its PT-39 PhlatLight LED chipset is designed specifically for projection systems that use micro-displays ranging from 0.4” to 0.55” with individual red, green and blue PhlatLight LEDs. “BenQ’s mission is to continue developing compact projection systems that are ideal for numerous environments, such as home movies, gaming, meeting room demos and for the on-the-go business professional,” says BenQ America's marketing director Po Su.

projectiondesign of Fredrikstad, Norway (which provides DLP-based projectors for applications in professional, business, home cinema and eCinema markets) is showcasing its new FL32 series of high-end professional projector systems. “Through the use of PhlatLight LEDs we are able to satisfy the most demanding users’ requirements for brightness, color, reliability and light-source life,” says projectiondesign’s president & CEO Jørn Eriksen.

Korea’s LG Electronics Inc is demonstrating its new HS-200G ultra-mobile projector. One of several new LG ultra-mobile projectors powered by PhlatLight LEDs (as well as the existing HS-102 pocket projector), the HS-200G weighs less than 2 pounds and fits in the palm of a hand. Since PhlatLight LEDs can last up to 70,000 hours, they should not need replacement throughout the projector’s lifetime.

The Texas Instruments DLP booth sees the demonstration of a new DLP-based data projector from Coretronic of Hsinchu Science-Based Industrial Park (Taiwan’s leading provider of projection and display solutions, and the world’ s largest DLP projector maker). The new projector is claimed to be the first of its kind to offer light output suitable for the classroom and boardroom.

“We are very pleased to see the increased adoption of Luminus PhlatLight LED technology across all projection system categories,” comments Luminus’ president & CEO Keith T. S. Ward.

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