Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) have emerged as a solid-state alternative for traditional high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps. Offering a number of distinct operational and performance advantages, LED illumination technology can solve some of the challenges found in designing projection arrays and other apllications.
- Solid-state illumination
As a solid-state technology, LEDs have no moving parts. This makes them very durable and virtually maintenance free, even in the most demanding applications.
- Instant on
LEDs turn on instantly so you can quickly share your information, especially in mission-critical situations.
- Extremely long life
The rated lifetime of an LED is 60,000 hours, giving you years of operation without the need to replace the light source.
- No color wheel required
With LED projectors, there is no need for a motorized color wheel. Red, green and blue LEDs can be sequenced at rates many times faster than color wheels, reducing the likelihood of visible sequencing artifacts.
- Wider color gamut for more vivid color
The color spectral characteristics and range surpass that provided by traditional color wheel-based systems. LEDs far exceed European Broadcasting Standards minimums and the system allows color performance to be easily manipulated to best match the application.
- Better brightness control
LEDs offer a wide range of brightness control, giving you the ability to reproduce your content as accurately as possible.
- Environmentally responsible
With zero consumables and high-efficiency operation, LEDs are an environmentally responsible light source.
Christie's LED Illuminated solutions
Christie has a proven track record designing and manufacturing purpose-built products tuned to the needs of specific markets, and a history of innovations that provide solutions for the unique challenges of projection arrays. The Christie Matrix StIM™ projection system with InfraScene™ LED technology for night-vision goggle simulation and the Christie Entero™, both feature Christie ArrayLOC™ for intelligent self-adjustment of the array in real time is simply the latest. Christie ArrayLOC™ successfully exploits the advantages inherent in LED technology to provide a scalable-environment, seamless display system that is highly reliable and virtually maintenance-free. This technology revolutionizes the training experience.
Christie MicroTiles™ take display technology to a new frontier. Built on proven DLP® technology and specifically designed for maximum image quality in high-ambient light environments, Christie MicroTiles are ideal for a wide range of demanding applications, including architectural elements, out-of-home advertising, command and control video walls, and event production.
Using the strengths of both rear projection and LED technology, Christie MicroTiles offer substantially brighter images and a much wider color palette than conventional LCD and plasma displays. With no practical limit to the number of tiles in a display, Christie MicroTiles produce a virtually seamless canvas with an unlimited number of super-fine pixels.
Long life, reliability, virtually maintenance-free visual displays
LED illumination revolutionizes visual displays by offering a platform that contains no consumable components, which would otherwise require scheduled replacement and maintenance. With seven to ten years of operating life (depending on the application) and built-in management features that continuously monitor and manage brightness, color control and black levels across the entire display. Christie’s LED-illumination technology platform ensures virtually zero-maintenance operation.