BenQ America Corp., a digital display technology company, says it has developed lamp technology that combines energy efficiency for longer lamp life with optimized image contrast and thereby increases savings.
BenQ’s SmartEco technology saves energy and increases lamp life by adjusting the lamp power to different brightness settings based on the projected content, the company says.
Internal SmartEco software that maintains the ideal color spectrum and provides an improved contrast ratio enables a projector to produce no more light than absolutely necessary, always adapting to the ideal picture setting, BenQ says.
When the projected content contains dark elements, SmartEco dims the lamp accordingly for those scenes without any loss of visible brightness for the viewer, according to BenQ. That provides many benefits to users, including prolonging lamp life by up to 70 percent and reducing energy consumption by up to 50 percent, the firm says.
Projector users in the education and corporate market segments, will find that SmartEco significantly lowers costs and enhances picture quality, so that going green does not come at the expense of performance, says Lars Yoder, BenQ America Corp’s president.