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Bringing you the latest in laser technology

As an industry pioneer and innovator, Christie continues to lead the way in advancing laser illumination technology by offering the widest range of leading-edge laser projectors in the industry. We’re proud to be a member of the Laser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA), a governing body that supports on-going improvement of regulations in the use of laser illuminated projection technology.

Let’s take a closer look at the laser technology options available

Laser phosphor projection

Laser phosphor projectors are a great choice for corporate spaces, educational institutions, retail environments, government facilities and small-mid size auditoriums.

This lampless technology means there’s no need to replace lamps or filters, which reduces waste and downtime. With instant on/off capabilities and long operational life, laser phosphor projection offers minimal maintenance and a low cost of ownership.

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RGB pure laser projection

Perfect for giant screens, premium large format cinema, rental and live event staging, projection mapping and theme parks. Producing the brightest images, the purest colors and the best 3D visual experiences, RGB laser technology represents the pinnacle of laser-illuminated projection.

RGB pure laser projectors are quickly becoming the standard for mainstream cinema. With bright, detailed visuals and vibrant colors, RGB pure laser is opening an entirely new realm of possibilities that greatly improve the audience experience. Like laser phosphor, RGB pure laser technology has equally low maintenance with a longer life span.

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Compare for yourself

 

1DLP® laser phosphor

3DLP® laser phosphor

RGB pure laser

Color

1DLP® laser phosphor:Rec. 709 & DCI-P3

3DLP® laser phosphor:Rec. 709 & DCI-P3

RGB Pure Laser:Rec. 709, DCI-P3, + Rec. 2020

Illumination performance (hours)

1DLP® laser phosphor:20,000

3DLP® laser phosphor:20,000

RGB Pure Laser:25,000

Brightness range (in lumens)

1DLP® laser phosphor:4,000 – 20,000

3DLP® laser phosphor:31,000

RGB Pure Laser:32,000 – 40,000

Omnidirectional

1DLP® laser phosphor:Yes

3DLP® laser phosphor:Yes

RGB Pure Laser:Yes

Christie LiteLOC color & brightness control

1DLP® laser phosphor:No

3DLP® laser phosphor:Yes

RGB Pure Laser:Yes

High contrast lenses

1DLP® laser phosphor:No

3DLP® laser phosphor:Yes

RGB Pure Laser:Yes

Ultra Short Throw (UST) lens

1DLP® laser phosphor:No

3DLP® laser phosphor:Yes

RGB Pure Laser:Yes

Field-replaceable light source

1DLP® laser phosphor:No

3DLP® laser phosphor:Yes

RGB Pure Laser:Yes

Christie Conductor monitoring and management software

1DLP® laser phosphor:No

3DLP® laser phosphor:Yes

RGB Pure Laser:Yes

Christie TruLife electronics

1DLP® laser phosphor:No

3DLP® laser phosphor:Yes

RGB Pure Laser:Yes

Frame Rate (HFR)

1DLP® laser phosphor:60 Hz max (HS series 120 Hz)

3DLP® laser phosphor:up to 60 Hz max

RGB Pure Laser:60-480 Hz

Light composition

1DLP® laser phosphor:Spinning phosphor wheel

3DLP® laser phosphor:Spinning phosphor wheel

RGB Pure Laser:True solid state - no spinning wheel

Frequently asked questions

Are all laser projectors the same?

Laser projectors fall into two categories: laser phosphor, which are the majority of laser projectors on the market, and RGB pure laser projectors. While both use laser diodes as light sources, each processes light in a different way and feature different benefits.

Both technologies give you a long operational life and minimal maintenance. With laser phosphor projection, you get reduced energy consumption and instant on/off capabilities. RGB pure laser projectors give you the pinnacle of laser-illuminated projection for bright, detailed visuals and vibrant, pure colors and a longer lifespan than laser phosphor.

How does a laser phosphor projector work?

Laser phosphor projectors use blue laser diodes as their primary light source, which shine onto a spinning yellow phosphor wheel. The light emitted from the wheel is separated into red and green, while the blue light passes directly through a segment in the wheel. Advanced laser phosphor projectors use a direct red laser diode to boost the low output of red and produce better overall saturation and realistic color.

How does an RGB pure laser projector work?

RGB pure laser projectors use individual red, green, and blue laser diodes set at specific wavelengths to create pure colors.

RGB pure laser is the only projection technology capable of reproducing approximately 98% of the Rec. 2020 color gamut. This means that RGB pure laser produces more than twice the colors of a standard laser projector for more natural, real-world colors, as well as branded colors

Is laser projection better than lamp-based projection?

Laser projection offers several advantages over traditional lamp-based projectors. Laser light sources in projectors have a significantly longer lifespan compared to traditional projector lamps. A typical projector lamp might last around 1,500 to 3,000 hours, whereas laser projectors often last 20,000 hours or more, reducing maintenance costs, environmental impact, and improving your overall return on investment.

What is the color accuracy of laser phosphor projectors?

Typical laser phosphor projectors have blue laser diodes that shine onto a spinning yellow phosphor-coated wheel. The yellow light emitted is separated into red and green, and the blue light passes directly through a segment in the wheel. These projectors offer good color accuracy.

Some advanced laser phosphor projectors are equipped with an additional red laser diode to improve the output of red to produce better overall saturation and more realistic color. Laser phosphor projectors equipped with an extra red laser diode to achieve the Rec. 709 color gamut.

How is the color performance of RGB pure laser projectors different from laser phosphor projectors?

Laser phosphor projectors that use a direct red to boost the low output of red deliver good color performance for Rec. 709, but can’t offer the same color performance as RGB pure laser projection.

RGB pure laser projectors use individual red, green, and blue laser diodes set at specific wavelengths to create pure colors, making RGB pure laser the only projection technology capable of reproducing approximately 98% of the Rec. 2020 color gamut. As the only projection technology that can achieve Rec. 2020, RGB pure laser blows open the color palette and gives you free rein to bring your vision to life.

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