The Illumina Light Farm allows a single source of light to be delivered via fiber optics to multiple new or retrofitted projectors.
Power Technology has released what it is calling the first multi-projector laser light source. The Illumina Light Farm does not use traditional projectors with lamps or lasers inside single projectors, but instead allows a single source of light to be delivered via fiber optics to multiple new or retrofitted projectors.
The Illumina Light Farm will help extend the life of current projectors while spreading the laser upgrade investment across multiple projectors in multi-projector installations, the company said. Initially targeted to retrofit digital cinema projectors, the Illumina Light Farm is also valuable to any operation that uses projectors, particularly those with multiple projector installations.
Laser illuminated projection (LIP) is a projection technology that is in use in approximately 75 theaters worldwide, the company said, and replaces traditional xenon lamps with more reliable laser light sources. Power Technology says it is one of the first companies in the world to produce a market-ready version of LIP and the first to bring a commercially available and economically viable light farm to the world market.
"We are laser experts, not projector manufacturers so we didn't come into the market with the pre-conception that the light source had to be inside the projector," said Walter Burgess, vice president of engineering and sales for Power Technology. “That's what makes the Illumina Light Farm so revolutionary. We aren't just replacing a bulb with a laser. We are replacing all your bulbs with one maintenance-free light source that lasts for years.”
Power Technology offers in-house projector retrofitting available as well as integrator partners across the world skilled in retrofitting projectors to work with the Illumina Light Farm. Unlike a solution that wedges more lamps or underpowered lasers inside single projectors, the Illumina Light Farm allows light from a single location to be delivered to multiple projectors simultaneously, the company said.
More information can be found at http://info.powertechnology.com/illumina-light-farm.