Originally Posted by space2001
Sony has High Lumen Laser output already. Unfortunately it can not be sold do to the mandate that no laser light source can go above a certain lumen(i think it is 5000). Once this mandate get lifted you will see higher lumen projectors.
Thanks space2001! I was wondering why lampless laser projectors weren't being produced. You appear to be ahead of the so-called "experts" who write of these things in various trade journals. They've reported that lampless projectors seem to be stuck at about the 3,500-4,000 lumen range, but they've never said why (that I've seen), though generally they are reporting on laser/led hybrids. Plus, though that blue laser is the source of the light in the Sony, after the phosphor, lens, mirrors, prism, and yet another lens, one wonders if what is finally projected can truly be called "laser light" such that it would present any safety hazard. But I just create my shows and don't really know/understand the physics of it all.
Still, since Sony seems to want to be pushing this technology, perhaps that lends a stronger voice to the effort. But I wouldn't be too surprised to find that the big names in high lumen, mercury lamp projectors, namely Christie, Barco, Panasonic, Eiki, Digital Projection, projectiondesign, and others aren't too keen on lower priced, high lumen,. long lasting projectors replacing their projectors costing 10's of thousands or even higher! But even they seem to be finally moving in the direction of laser, sometimes producing their own.
I'm trying to stay optimistic that I'll see high lumen laser before I die!