Casio Offering Mercury Free High Brightness Projectors

Casio is adding to its stable of projectors what is says are the world’s first mercury free high brightness models. These “clean and green” products, known as the new Green Slim line, includes nine new models ranging across an array of features and prices. They are all being showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Casio’s Green Slim projectors sport as their light “an original mercury-free hybrid light source capable of generating high brightness by combining a laser, a fluorescent element and an LED.” It converts blue laser light into green light, using the fluorescent element and then attains a brightness of 2,000 or more lumens “by projecting blue laser light, green light converted from blue laser light with the element, and light emitted by a red LED through a DLP chip onto the screen.” The end result, according to Casio, is not having to use a high-pressure mercury lamp.

image via Casio

image via Casio

The diverseness of features across Casio’s line up include model that can accommodate WXGA Real display at 1280 x 800 dots (16:10) and a model that can project without a PC and can communicate wirelessly with PCs. All of the units are said to be slim and light and include a wide angle 2x optical zoom lens for use in diverse settings.

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