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Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Dialing it up: Ashish Saksena on how Monitor Mixing can Elevate a PerformanceNew!

What does it take to create a technically accurate monitor mix and put the stage performance on a pedestal? Ashish Saksena, Live Sound Engineer for Shankar Ehsaan Loy & Late KK, spills the beans on crafting a good monitor mix in PALM + AV-ICN conference session titled, 'How Good Monitor Mixing Can Boost A Performance.'read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Revisiting Guwahati's Glorious Past: Tricolor India Schauspiel Delivers Assam's First 3D Projection Mapping at Gandhi Mandap Memorial MuseumNew!

PALM + AV-ICN spoke to Himanshu Singh Sabharwal, Creative Director, Tricolor India Schauspiel, to explore how the company illuminated The Ray of the East at Gandhi Mandap Memorial Museum to celebrate Assam's history, heritage, and culture at its finest.read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Indian AV Specialist Certification CourseNew!

The AV Industry participated in CAVS first two course editions in Mumbai. Third CAVS course is scheduled to be held in Ahmedabad in March 2023. PALM AV-ICN magazine interviewed the promoter and founder of CAVS in India, Anil Chopra to understand the credibility, validity and legitimacy of AV-ICN's CAVS certification.read more

Articles Nov-Dec 2022

Are Lamp Projectors Slowly Becoming Obsolete?New!

Gone are the days of worrying about the lamp projector fizzling out, requiring bi-annual lamp replacement. With lamp-free projectors, LED projectors, and laser projectors, the time has come for uninterrupted projection to crystallize. But, does that mean no one needs a lamp projectors anymore? In this article, Pooja Shah, Editorial Assistant, PALM + AV-ICN, reports on the viability of a lamp projector.read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Compass Box Studio's Raag Sethi Elevates His Recordings with Audient iD14 and ASP800 New!

Ahmedabad-based Raag Sethi is a man of many talents. He is a music producer, a music composer, an engineer, bassist, and guitarist with his own studio, named Compass Box Studio. Having collaborated on one-take, live sessions with renowned artists, musicians, and labels, Raag Sethi understands the gravitas behind working with the best-in-class sound equipment. read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

In Conversation with Krishna Tripathi, NEC at InfoComm India 2022 New!

Krishna Tripathi, General Manager, Display Solutions, NEC Corporation India Private Limited, joins Anil Chopra, Founding Director, PALM AV-ICN, for a quick conversation, where he talks about fail-safe display solutions for mission-critical applications, the rise of Micro LED and DVLED, and the revolutionary products on display at the NEC Booth at InfoComm India 2022. read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Colour And Sound As Healing New!

How is the New Normal treating you? How different is yours from your Old Normal? Crazier and more stressful? It's said that if you have a normal life, 30 minutes of meditation and self-reflection is a healthy tonic. If, however you are super busy and lead particularly stressful lives, you need at least 60 minutes of the same. To uncross the tangled wires and cluttered messages inside your head. On one side they tell me that if you don't sleep enough - you will die. Now another hour wasted on meditation. Tell that to my boss / client who demands 25 hours a day.read more

Articles Sep-Oct 2022

Sound, Uninterrupted Six Pendant Speakers to invest in this yearNew!

From Yamaha to JBL and Extron to Bose, pendant speakers have reimagined, restructured, and revolutionized sound in commercial spaces. PALM AV-ICN reports on the six investment-worthy pendant speakers from the AV industry.read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Roger Drego on Creating Fail-Proof Sound for Mega Live Events New!

In a session titled 'Performance Guarantee of Mega Scale Live Sound Projects', Roger Drego, Managing Director, Electrocraft, took to the stage at PALM Conference 2022 to share invaluable challenges and insights with regards to guaranteeing fail-proof sound reinforcement during showtime. read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Bringing Futuristic AV Ideas To Life New!

MMRDA, responsible for promoting, monitoring, and developing various sectors in Maharashtra, including, but not limited to transport, housing, water supply and more, entrusted EYTE to revamp and upgrade Wadala Monorail Depot's Boardroom with state-of-the-art AV infrastructure. Abdul Waheed, Managing Director, EYTE Technologies Pvt Ltd, in conversation with PALM Technology, reveals how his team transformed the visage and acoustics of the boardroom and managed to execute the impossible feat in a matter of seven days. read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

Exploring the Dynamics of India's Pro AV market with Renkus-HeinzNew!

Renkus-Heinz is a professional loudspeaker company known for its innovative technology that redefines sound to empower its audience. PALM+AV-ICN got in touch with Karan Kathuria, Renkus-Heinz's Director of Sales and Business Development, Asia, Oceania and SAARC, to learn more about the company's plans for India and its strategy to stimulate growth across different verticals.read more

Articles Sept-Oct 2022

7 New Trends in AV Conferencing to look out for this year New!

From augmented meetings and interactive whiteboards to LED video walls and seamless acoustics - Pooja Shah, Editorial Assistant at PALM AV-ICN, reports a comprehensive roundup of the biggest AV conferencing trends to keep an eye out for in 2022. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

IRAA 2021 Winners Felicitation New!

The IRAA 2021 winners were felicitated at the PALM expo on 28th May 2022 in the presence of Jury members. Check out the pics here. Nominations for IRAA 2022 close on 30th October so hurry and send in your nominations now! read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

PALM AV-ICN Expo 2022 - Glimpses & HighlightsNew!

The PALM AV-ICN Expo 2022, held from May 26 - May 28, 2022 at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, witnessed 20,000+ unique visitors from the world of pro audio, display, lighting, and integration. Take a look at the three-day expo's glimpses. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

HARMAN Live Arena dazzles with a range of latest audio and lighting gearNew!

The HARMAN Live Arena one of the most popular demo features at the PALM Expo entered its 11th year. The Live Arena facilitates live demonstrations of advanced sound and lighting systems, through three-day live musical performances, featuring popular and budding artists and bands from the country's independent music scene.read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

CAVS (Certified AV Specialist) Course returns for its second consecutive editionNew!

The ethos of CAVS is to provide an independent neutral education forum suited to Indian AV ecosystem to gain their commitment to a future career in AV as a technician and join an integration team on par. AV professionals in India were imparted basic knowledge of AV from May 26 - May 28, 2022 at the CAVS three-day training.read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

PALM AV-ICN Conference & SeminarNew!

Curated by PALM AV-ICN magazine, the PALM Conference & Seminar was the optimum learning and networking platform for attendees, where the best talent and top-notch professionals from the country shared their expertise, skills and knowledge. read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

High Quality Attendance At Palm & Av-Icn Expo 2022New!

The professional sound, professional display, professional lighting and integration market of importers, distributors, dealers and actual users congregated in full strength at the BEC, Mumbai, to witness the largest display of product range from top global brands, sourcing millions of dollars inventory for distribution and rental.... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

IRAA strikes an energetic progress path with new chiefNew!

K.J. Singh recording engineer of brave new-gen albums is a spirited veteran deeply involved with Indian recording arts and professionals. The entire jury of IRAA after years is now entirely fresh, newly appointed by KJ... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Attendees to PALM & AV-ICN Expo 2022New!

PALM AV-ICN 2022 proved to be far busier and well attended than expected. Who exactly attends and exhibits at India's foremost audio, lighting, and audiovisual technology expo? Read on for detailed breakdown of the attendee figures... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

Chopra's Keynote Pushes For Indian Manufacturing, Indian BrandsNew!

The 20th PALM Convention Keynote address by Founding Director Anil Chopra gave a clarion call for major investment into manufacturing pro audio, pro lighting and pro AV hardware in India... read more

Articles July-Aug 2022

What to expect from NEC at InfoComm India 2022New!

Joining PALM AV-ICN for a quick interview is Krishna Tripathi, General Manager, Display Solutions, NEC Corporation India Private Limited, wherein he elaborates on the exciting products attendees will be able to witness at the NEC Booth E20 at InfoComm India... read more


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TECHNOLOGY - PROJECTION



Are Lamp Projectors Slowly Becoming Obsolete?


Gone are the days of worrying about the lamp projector fizzling out, requiring bi-annual lamp replacement. With lamp-free projectors, LED projectors, and laser projectors, the time has come for uninterrupted projection to crystallize. But, does that mean no one needs a lamp projectors anymore? In this article, Pooja Shah, Editorial Assistant, PALM + AV-ICN, reports on the viability of a lamp projector.


Lamp Projectors


If today, someone was to ask you - would you rather change a projector bulb once every few months or have a projector bulb that rarely requires changing - what would your response be? In this digital era that moves ahead at a neck-breaking speed, no one has the time to stop and smell the roses, let alone change a bulb from time to time (and that too, after dishing out some hundreds or thousands of rupees from the wallet). Plus, when a better, much more hassle-free option in the form of LED projectors or laser projectors already exists in the market, despite several reasons to opt for old school, reliable lamp projectors, this piece of technology is slowly becoming obsolete.

Of course, lamp projectors still have a significant presence in the market. But imagine a yesteryear artist being overshadowed by a fresh face, and this is exactly what is happening with lamp projectors today. The fresh face making all the right noise then, is the LED/laser projector. This article explores if lamp projectors, even when they are still in sight, albeit against the revolutionary technology delivery by LED/laser projectors, gradually fading into an oblivion.

Lamp projectors last longer

There is no denying the fact that lamp projectors last longer than LED or laser projectors. Even though initially, projectors that came with an incandescent lamp, offered only a couple of hundred lumens, things took a turn for the good in the 21st century, when better lamps (with halide, mercury, and xenon) delivered better lumen output and lamp life of 1000+ lumens and 1,000 hours respectively. With the advent of dual lamp projectors, the deliverables multiplied manifold. Now, use a lamp projector in an 'eco mode', and you can enjoy an increased lamp lifespan of up to 5,000 to 10,000 hours. This is good, but...

Lamp projectors are good, but...

The lamps lose brightness over time, and need to be replaced time and again. Imagine if a lamp projector is installed at a high altitude inside a house of worship, the efforts and cost invested in replacing the lamp time after time just piles up, and in the end, it all seems futile. Not just that, most lamp projectors require air filter maintenance and replacement every two years or so. Even in an indoor setting like a classroom, the constant need to replace the bulb/lamp along with the air filters can disrupt the flow of teaching and learning. Plus, with LED/laser projector becoming more compact and portable than ever before, it is no surprise that the lamp-free versions of the projector are currently the talk of the tech-savvy crowd.

Truth be told, lamp projectors are reputed for their longevity. So, if you want to benefit from that feature, make sure your projector's lamp don't burn out that quickly. The best way to ensure that is to limit the use of lamp projector in your day-to-day life. The most ideal use-case for lamp projectors is in a space where lamp projectors are needed, but they don't need to be run throughout the day. Say, for instance, a small church, where the scene is calm and quiet throughout the weekend, and the lamp projector is required only for weekends and festive days - here, the lamp isn't in constant use, so it burns out slowly, and the user can hold off on the replacement for a longer time, eventually saving up on costs that go in the replacement.

Lamp projectors are more affordable than LED/laser projectors

Or are they? Yes, lamp projectors used to be more affordable than LED/laser projectors. But that was a thing of the past. Of course, even today, lamp projectors help you save your spend as against LED/laser projectors that are priced a bit higher than the former. But the margin of difference in the price between the three kinds of projectors is now diminishing, thanks to more and more companies launching their own versions of LED/laser projectors and eliminating the monopoly of any one company over the radical technology.

Another major factor in determining the value offered by lamp projectors as against LED/laser projectors also depends on the use-case scenario. In larger venues where projectors are placed in difficult-to-access positions and are switched on throughout the day, LED/laser projectors are a more apt investment than lamp projectors, despite their higher costs. LED/laser projectors' light source doesn't require constant surveillance and replacement, the user doesn't have to spend time, energy and money in lamp replacement and projector maintenance every once in a while, and in the end, this results in a profitable expenditure.

Are lamp projectors outdated?

If lamp projectors indeed offer more drawbacks than benefits, with the arrival of LED/laser projectors, are the former turning into an outdated technology? Well, yes and no. If the user doesn't have a budget constraint and wishes to introduce the best-in-class technology in a particular space, LED/laser projectors, with their continuously increasing lumen output, vivid brightness levels, and gradually improving affordability, might be the preferred choice, and rightly so.

However, when faced with a budget constraint, the user's search for a reliable yet affordable piece of technology for a particular venue may end up at lamp projectors. Also, who says lamp projectors aren't evolving in their own right? Several brands are upgrading their lamp projector series to demand less and deliver more. Of course, the lamp replacement every two years or so can be an inconvenience, but in the end, it all boils down to user priorities.

Are lamp projectors becoming obsolete? With LED/laser projectors entering the AV scene, it might look like the days of the lamp projector are numbered. But, in the world of technology, change is the only constant. Only the equipment that can evolve can evade extinction. As mentioned earlier, lamp projectors, too, are evolving. Whether they will stand tall in a price agnostic age that seeks ease of use, only time will tell.


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