Laser projectors are still quite a bit more expensive than lamp projectors, even though the price gap between the two is slowly closing in. What we want to talk to you about today is why that’s the case and why laser projectors are worth the extra cost. Let’s begin.
1. No Lamp Replacements
As is the case with any lamp-operated device, those lamps will need a replacement after some time. Not only will this not be an easy thing to do, and you might even have to consult with a pro to do this, but quite often, getting a new lamp for your projector could cost you upwards of $200. With laser projectors, on the other hand, you won’t have to worry about it because there’s no lamp inside it, to begin with.
2. Low Maintenance
Aside from not having to replace lamps, laser projectors also don’t require you to change or install any kinds of filters. Filters are there to prevent dust and debris from clogging up your projector, but these are only necessary for lamp-operated projectors.
3. Long-lasting Performance
On average, a regular lamp in a projector lasts anywhere between 500 to 5000 hours, depending on the quality of the projector. The latter is not too shabby, but still, an average laser projector puts that number to shame. Nowadays, most laser projectors will work for at least 20,000 hours before any maintenance is required.
4. 3D Projections
Now, there is another thing that laser projectors can do that the regular ones can’t, and that’s project 3D images. A 3D laser show projector is often used in art installations or nightclubs, and even though that is not something you’d use on a daily basis, it is still something worth mentioning.
5. Long-Term Cost Efficiency
Even though laser projectors cost more, once you factor in the maintenance costs over the years, they actually come out on top as the more cost-efficient option. An average quality lamp projector will burn to 10 lamps, not to mention numerous filters, before a laser projector needs any kind of maintenance. That alone is in the neighbourhood of $2000, which is more than a price difference between the two.
6. Energy Efficiency
Another thing that you have to factor in is just how much power does the projector need to run smoothly, and well, on average, a laser projector requires less. To be fair, that doesn’t seem like a major difference on day to day basis, but in the long run, the power-hungry lamp projector could eat up a couple of hundreds of dollars worth of electricity more than a laser projector.
7. Better Image Quality
Last but certainly not least, a laser projector will provide you with much better image quality. They are brighter, sharper, with more contrast, richer colours and deeper blacks, and some of them can even outright display HDR content on par with some of the last-gen TV sets. And, if we’re being honest, image quality trumps everything else.
It goes without saying that laser projectors are a much better option, and we hope these seven reasons were enough for you to see why they’re more worth more.