Laser projectors are increasingly popular in the high-end projector and smart projectors market. In this post, we will compare the pros and cons of laser projectors.

Pros of Laser Projectors

1. High Brightness

Laser light engines are capable of producing brighter images. Laser projectors are widely used for cinema and engineering use because they are bright enough. Compared with LED projectors, laser projectors have an edge in brightness.

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2. Low Brightness Decay

Compared with projectors with the traditional mercury lamp light source, laser projectors’ brightness has no significant change during the life cycle. However, lamp-based projectors have an obvious brightness decay after long-term use.

3. Better Color and Contrast

A laser projector’s color gamut coverage can reach more than 90% of the color space visible to the human naked eye, more than twice the traditional lamp projectors. The projection images are colorful and lifelike.

4. Long service life

Most laser projectors have a long service life of up to 20,000 hours, while lamp-based projectors usually have a lamp life of 3,000-5,000 hours. A long service life can also save the cost of maintenance and lamp replacement.

5. Environmentally friendly

Compared with lamp projectors using mercury-containing bulbs, the laser projector is environmentally friendly and will not pollute the environment. Generally, laser projectors consume less electricity than lamp projectors.

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Cons of Laser Projectors

1. Higher Cost

Laser projectors are widely seen in high-end smart projectors or UST projectors. Usually, they cost more than $1,500, which is more expensive than LED projectors and lamp projectors.

2. Bigger Size

Because of the large size of the laser projector, it is also not convenient to move, and laser projectors usually go with an ALR screen to enhance the image quality.

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