BenQ has launched two new short-throw projectors that operate on the company’s cutting-edge, mercury-free blue core light engine.

The LX60ST and LW61ST are designed for use in educational settings and are aimed at bringing images to vibrant life while also keeping running and maintenance costs down. The use of the blue core light engine means that the devices have 90 per cent less light source power consumptions than models that use traditional mercury lamps.

BenQ president, Lars Yoder, said that the two models catered for the demands of the classroom but at a cost that will not break stretched educational budgets.

“[Schools] face a tough decision when balancing cost of ownership and performance,” he said. “We understand this challenge, and our LX60ST and LW61ST blue core light engine projectors offer the ideal solution. They lower overall costs by saving 90 per cent on power consumption, while providing unmatched performance for exceptional image quality and simple operation for teachers.”

The projectors can provide up to 20,000 hours of reliable brightness at an exceptionally high 80,000:1 contrast ratio, ensuring that the images created are clear and crisp. The instant on/off feature eliminates the need for warm up and cool down times, while the SmartEco Advanced mode automatically determines the optimal brightness level based on the input source.