7 January 2010


Luminus’ LEDs power LG's HX300G XGA ultra-compact projectors

Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, MA, 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 powering LG Electronics’ latest sub-1kg high-brightness LED projectors.

The HX300G combines XGA (1024 x 768) resolution with 300 ANSI lm brightness in a compact form factor suitable for mobility applications, small-to-medium size meeting rooms and casual home entertainment.

Similarly to the recently announced LG HS200, the HX300G incorporates versatile input/output connectivity options, including HDMI, USB, and a FM transmitter for audio broadcast to an external stereo system, and displays digital pictures or movies directly from solid-state memory drives. Leveraging the ‘instant start’ capability of its LED light source, the HX300G can be set up to display professional or entertainment content in seconds and can also display a variety of content without any external source device.

“The HX300G brings XGA resolution and higher brightness to our line of LED projectors, addressing requests from our business customers as well as most consumers,” says LG’s marketing team leader Brian Park. “PhlatLight LEDs deliver the performance needed to project larger screen sizes in normal ambient lighting conditions, while maintaining a very compact form factor,” he adds. “This directly translates into new opportunities to grow our LED projector sales in small and medium meeting rooms for business as well as in homes, where they are a viable second large display that, unlike flat-panel TVs, can easily be moved around the house.”

The HX300G is LG’s third-generation projector illuminated by PhlatLight LEDs. “It brings both market-leading performance and distinctly innovative features, illustrating LG's technological leadership and marketing sophistication in this emerging category,” comments Stephane Bellosguardo, director of product marketing for Luminus’ display business group. “This projector’s ease-of-use and ability to read content from USB mass-storage devices makes it perfect for personal projection and will equally please mobile business users and consumers.”

Luminus is demonstrating the new LG HX300G and the HS200 at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2010) in Las Vegas, NV, USA (7–10 January).

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