BenQ Details Benefits of SmartEco 2.0 Tech to Schools in New Projectors

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BenQ is debuting something called SmartEco 2.0 technology. BenQ’s new SmartEco projectors use laser and LED technology with special chips that evaluate the colors needed for each frame and adjust the power according to the content rather than only reducing the overall brightness like the traditional eco mode on a legacy LCD classroom projector. It claims this means that without impacting the quality or the brightness of the picture, the projector can use up to one-third less power.

In a BenQ SmartEco LED projector, there are individual red, blue, and green LEDs that the DLP chip mixes together to produce an image. By adjusting the amount of each color used for each frame, this solid-state lighting platform eliminates extra hardware costs and uses less power while ensuring a high-quality image. As an example, an all-white image on a BenQ SmartEco 2.0 projector will use full power while a forest scene with lots of green will use less power without changing the image on the screen. In comparison with other 4,000-lumen classroom projectors, the BenQ LH650 using SmartEco 2.0 technology can generate similar brightness and save a school up to 50% electricity compared to a legacy LCD projector using a mercury lamp.

In addition to less power consumption, the BenQ LH650 SmartEco projector features an eco-friendly design. It is made of 50% recycled plastic and it features a form factor that is half the size, resulting in less plastic, less fuel used in shipping, and less packaging and waste, including one-third less e-waste in comparison to a traditional lamp projector.