BenQ LW600ST

BenQ Debuts 4LED LW600ST Eco-Friendly Projector

BenQ has introduced its latest projector, the LW600ST, which operates free of both lamps and filters.

The short-throw WXGA projector boasts 4LED technology to produce a bright, 2,800-ANSI lumen picture with 95% Rec. 709 colour coverage for accurate projection and a high 20,000:1 native contrast for sharp images. In addition to eliminating lamps, the LW600ST features 15% less power consumption and a chassis made from recycled plastic. This, says BenQ, helps schools, businesses, and other organizations cut down on waste, curb energy use, and achieve sustainable best practices.

“The LW600ST is the clear upgrade path from lamp-based projection,” says Bob Wudeck, Senior Director of Business Development at BenQ. “The reality is that lamp-based business projectors can be problematic and expensive. Not only are fewer lamp projector models left, but lamps can cost half the price of the projector, their brightness diminishes from the first moment of use, and they are filled with mercury, which can require special handling and disposal. The maintenance-free, eco-friendly LW600ST fills the gap in the market using high-quality 4LED technology at a price point that can’t be beat.”

The BenQ LW600ST is a sustainable and affordable alternative to projectors that use non-replaceable mercury lamps or more expensive laser projectors. The LW600ST features a 4LED sealed engine, which uses the same LED technology found in high-end displays and offers many of the same benefits as laser projection.

BenQ LW600ST

With the LW600ST projector, BenQ leverages its years of expertise in the detail-oriented cinematic, medical, and esports markets to deliver 95% Rec.709 colour accuracy, ensuring that content, from skin tone to logo colours, appears as intended. In addition, its highly vibrant colours combine with strong brightness to create an eye-catching H-K Effect, providing an immersive and realistic viewing experience. Various colour modes, such as BenQ’s exclusive Golf Mode for golf sim setups, allow users to easily choose the preferred colour tuning for different scenarios.

Along with eliminating the need for a toxic mercury-based lamp, this projector’s light source draws 15% less power compared to traditional lamps. It also has a 20,000-hour lifetime that can be boosted to 30,000 hours in Eco Mode, helping to further improve electronic waste management. The chassis is also made of post-consumer recycled materials.

Since the LW600ST features a filter-free, dustproof design, there’s no worry about regular cleaning or filter replacement. This helps lowers costs due to replacement parts and labour.

The LW600ST is easy to set up with a 0.72 short throw ratio and a 1.2x zoom, which allows installers to replace outdated lamp-based projectors without repositioning existing ceiling mounts. The LW600ST projects a 180” image from less than nine feet, which prevents people or objects from getting in the way and casting a shadow on the screen. It’s also equipped with 2D keystone and corner fit to ensure the image is correctly aligned post-installation. Further, the LW600ST’s Screen Fill capability is perfectly suited for retrofits using the same screen. Screen Fill provides easy aspect ratio switching, which adjusts to match the desired screen aspect ratio while maintaining image resolution.