On Thursday, Samsung announced the launch of what it claims is the first LED data projector with 1,000 ANSI lumens, the F10M. The projector includes a LED light source that eliminates the need to replace a lamp. According to Samsung, the light source will last 30,000 hours and that the LED light source maintains its brightness over the entire life of the projector.
From an environmental standpoint, according to Samsung, eliminating the bulb--which contains mercury filaments--dramatically reduces the negative environmental effects associated with their disposal.
The LED also maintains its brightness compared with other projectors that lose up to 50 percent during the life of the bulb, according to Samsung.
The F10M comes equipped with PC-free File Viewer that lets presenters work directly from a USB memory stick on Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF documents in their native file format. Also, closed captioning and digital focus features add to the F10M's versatility.
F10M key specifications:
- Brightness of 1,000 ANSI lumens from LED-based data projector
- LED light source rated at 30,000 hours of life
- XGA (1,024x768 pixels) native resolution
- Image size ranging 40-300 inches
- HDMI input, along with PC (VGA) connectivity
- 11.7x10.6x3.5 inch
- 9.9 pounds
- Closed captioning
The F10 will be available through Samsung reseller channels in the second quarter 2010. Its price is currently unknown.