Samsung Partners With Luminus Devices to Launch The First LED-Based Data Front Projector

Samsung’s new LED data projector leverages PhlatLight PT-120 LEDs to slash total cost of ownership, deliver unprecedented color quality and reliability

Luminus Devices, Inc., developer and manufacturer of high light output, “Big Chip” PhlatLight® LEDs, today announced that its PhlatLight LED PT-120 is the light source in Samsung’s new XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) LED data projector. It is the projection display industry’s first LED-powered data projector. Today, PhlatLight LEDs are the solid-state light source of choice across all projection technologies, including 3LCD, DLP and LCOS.

The new Samsung LED data projector marks a milestone in the industry by validating that LEDs will start replacing conventional arc lamps in mainstream front projectors used in business, education and commercial applications. This  market is forecasted by market research company Pacific Media Associates, Inc.,  to be in excess of 6 million units in 2010. LEDs are a compelling light source for front projectors since their high reliability eliminates the need for expensive lamp replacement, which typically ranges from $250 to $400 including parts and labor. This drives down the total cost of ownership and reduces the administrative burden to manage stocks of replacement lamps and disposal of used lamps.

“Samsung’s new LED data projector is a great illustration of how Luminus works in close partnership with its customers to create a new multi-million unit market for PhlatLight LEDs and demonstrates that our unique large chip technology is a great fit for mainstream data projectors,” said Keith T.S. Ward, CEO, Luminus Devices. “In today’s challenging economic landscape, the marketplace is asking for affordable, long-lasting, lower total cost of ownership projectors in the business and education markets. Luminus and Samsung are fulfilling this demand while also creating new value for our customers with next-generation technology advancements such as amazing color depth and instant start and restart functionality.”

“Leveraging PhlatLight LEDs, Samsung’s new front data projector expands our line of LED projectors for business and education markets,” said Jeong-Ho Nho, vice president of the visual display division, Samsung. “PhlatLight LEDs enable new features and innovation that customers recognize and value while delivering environmentally friendly products.”

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