Epson Drops Price of Projector Replacement Lamps

Epson is cutting the cost of replacement lamps for its entire line of PowerLite short-throw and ultra short-throw projectors as well as its BrightLink interactive projectors.

Replacement lamps for those models will now cost $49, down from previous prices that could range as high as $200. The company said it was lowering the price to reduce the overall cost of projector ownership and increase cost-efficiency for classroom projection technology.

"With this new reduced pricing, Epson is providing schools with the best overall value in display technology," said Jason Meyer, senior projectors product manager for Epson America. "The $49 lamp cost marries with our affordable projectors to provide thousands of hours of high-quality projection. We strive to provide extraordinary reliability, service, support and tools at a low cost of ownership to enable an equal opportunity for success in all classrooms."

With most Epson projector lamps having a lifetime of 6,000 to 10,000 hours, it should be possible now for educators to use their projectors in the classrooms for very long periods of time for little to no additional cost.

Epson's PowerLite projectors can network up to 50 personal devices with teachers able to wirelessly control which devices are displayed. Its BrightLink projectors can project images onto any existing whiteboard, wall or smooth surface and offers dual pen support and PC-free annotation with a wide range of devices including document cameras, DVD and Blue-ray players as well as tablets and mobile devices.

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