Casio shows us how lamp-free projection technology can help schools make valuable budget savings in a variety of ways…
At Casio we know how precious limited school budgets are, which is why we strive to design the most cost-effective classroom technology systems possible. From shrinking power consumption to leading recycling programmes, we work hard to find creative new ways for schools to save.
When it comes to making the most of your classroom display solution, here are some of the top ways lamp-free projection helps you save every day:
1 Lamp-free: a replacement for replacement parts
It’s called the razor-razorblade model; the razor itself costs one thing, sure, but the company really makes its money off of all the razorblades you need to buy (and keep buying) to make it actually shave. It’s the same model in traditional lamp-based projection. While your school may invest in the projector, your budget needs to always have the contingency to factor in for replacement lamps and filters.
This is one place where lamp-free projection really shines. Casio developed their lamp-free system using sustainable light sources, Laser & LED to create the imagery, completely eliminating the need for a lamp. Additionally, as the display runs cool, there is no need for a fan and filter system, cutting back the replacement parts even more. Lamp-free projectors also have instant on-off capabilities, so teachers save even more time as they don’t need to wait for their projectors to warm up or cool down between lessons.
This boils down to a major parts savings, as well as a reduction in down time. Maintaining a lamp-based projection takes time out of busy IT departments and lessons while they make the change. Lamp-free projection saves this time for schools. Casio’s Laser & LED projectors also have instant on-off capabilities, so teachers save even more time as they don’t need to wait for their projectors to warm up or cool down between lessons, allowing for more dynamic learning sessions.
2 Power (savings) to the people
Lamp-free projection also offers schools incredible power savings, thanks to its sustainable light source, up to 50% in some cases!
Many schools have begun switching to lamp-free several years ago after becoming frustrated with the limitations of their old lamp-based projection system.
“We were getting frustrated with the lifespan of the lamp projectors, as the components needed replacing every two – three years, which when you have 73 of them is a significant and labour intensive task.”
Lamp-free technology is considerably more efficient than other systems, providing an expected 20,000 hour projector lifetime, and drastically decreased electricity usage. To check how much your school could save on energy use with Casio lamp-free projection, use our total cost of ownership calculator to help crunch the numbers.
3 Maintenance-free is the way to be
Perhaps the best savings that lamp-free projection can provide is the peace of mind that they provide schools, drastically reducing the maintenance required and improving performance over time.
Traditional lamp-based projectors often suffer from performance issues over time such as brightness degaration and lamp failure, which creates a cycle of maintenance call outs that can be costly for schools. In addition to usual issues of burnt out lamps, the constant maintenance of lamp based projectors is a hidden budget line for schools. Hence why lamp-free projection is so important.
“We used to spend a lot of money replacing projector lamps and keeping the projectors running. With new lamp-free projectors on the market now, we can write-off that cost, which has really made a difference in terms of classroom technology; it’s a real fix-it-and-forget-it solution.”
“Teachers used to get frustrated with dim lamps, yellow projections or projectors overheating during a lesson due to blocked filters. Not anymore! We took a leap to lamp-free projection a few years ago and haven’t looked back. That’s definitely helped to cut down on teachers visiting us. They just work.”
Casio projectors also provide an industry leading 5 year or 10,000 hour warranty, offering complete peace of mind that any issue that may arise is swiftly dealt with.
More ways to save
Casio also helps to create additional ways to save with a wide variety of recycling and cashback initiatives to help schools make the switch.
We’re running a special cashback programme on selected products, helping you save money on each new lamp-free unit you purchase. Speak to a member of the fantastic KPMS team today to find out more.