LED Projector

From billboards to compact projectors, LED (light emitting diode) technology has exploded in recent years. Thanks to LED, we can now easily transmit images up on a screen for meetings, classes, parties and more. These days it’s all about size. If you can meet your needs without having to purchase and carry around a larger, more traditional projector, you’re in luck with the new palm-size models out there. It seems these days it’s a race to the bottom … at least when it come to cubic centimeters and grams. However, bear in mind that the larger the audience, the more powerful (and probably larger) projector you will need. But even then, you should be able to find LED projectors that will meet your needs.

Factors that you need to consider include lumens, the measure of brightness, and contrast ratio, the distance from the lightest light to the darkest dark. Pay attention to the shelf life of your device, especially any lights that are used. Do not trash original packaging and paperwork, as you may need the warranty later.

Keep in mind that with all the buzz about palm-size projector, you may find that you need to kick it up to the next level. If this is the case, you may want to try InFocus projectors for education, business and entertainment or models such as the LG HS102, which packs 160 lumens and a native resolution of 800 X 600. The LG HS102 is especially useful for the business traveler. Acer’s K-10, meanwhile, provides 100 lumens of light. The Acer lamp has a life of 20,000 hours and an automatic shut-off feature, as is customary in many of these LED projector models.

If you’re ready to dive into the exciting world of LED projectors, consider these highly sought out models:

  • Mitsubishi PK20 LED: This second-generation palm-sized LED projector is 25 lumens. While 25 lumens is considered not much when you take into account the first “portable” (under 20 pounds) projector has 110 lumens, the Mitsubishi PK20 LED has a lot of capability. It’s powerful enough to present something to two or three people, but it is not recommended for a serious presentation. You can also hook up the projector to a game console for a good time, play music videos on your bedroom wall and other similar activities. The Mitsubishi PK20 LED weighs 1.1 pounds.
  • Toshiba’s phone-size LED projector isn’t necessarily the smallest one around, but at 100 grams (including the battery), it’s the lightest. The device is 45 mm X 17 mm X 100mm and takes mobile phone media and projects it on a surface, further evidence that the mobile phone industry is shifting to turn cell phones into complete multimedia centers. However, don’t expect to host a large-scale Oscar-viewing party with your little projector: it is better served for short clips and the like. The benefit, however, is being able to share media in digital presentations without the added burden of having to lug around a full-sized LED projector.
  • The prize for the smallest LED projector goes to Sony. At 410 cc, it’s as thick as two business cards and shorter than a pen. The Sony LED projector has a display of .62 inches and 50 lumens.
  • The Boxlight BumbleBee LED Micro Pocket Projector has a lamp with a 20,000 lamp life, a native resolution of 800 X 600 and a brightness of 150 lumens. Its contrast ratio is 300:1 and there is a 28-inch screen with a 6.7-foot throw distance.
  • The 3M LED Projector can fit in your hand and the LED bulb has a shelf life of 10,000 ours. Because the lumen count is weak, you really need low lightning for it to work.
This LED Projector Review is Written/Updated on Jun 30th, 2009 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

2 Responses for “LED Projector”

  1. Joe B says:

    AAXA technologies seems to be leading the way with compact projectors. AAXA’s M2 projector seems to be leading the way in terms of brightness at 110 lumens and resolution at 1024×768. Optoma also has some nice projectors, especially the pk301 which has a battery pack making it truly portable.

  2. Roy says:

    My AAXA M2 mini projector broke in 4 days of use. It is not a well built projector, nor is the company legitimate. Steer clear or you’ll be in the same position I am. Broke, without a working projector.

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