Christie has shown its first laser-phosphor cinema projector at BIRTV 2015, in China. The CP2208-LP replaces the lamp-based light source in the new CP2208 with solid state illumination, reaching 22,000 lumens and lasting 30,000 hours to 50% brightness.
The projector is intended to provide options for exhibitors, who are increasingly seeking to lower operating costs. Christie will release the projector in early 2016. A new family of laser-phosphor projectors will follow shortly after.
Christie also plans to release a series of laser-phosphor retrofit kits for lamp-based models. The first will target 10,000-lumen models, followed by kits released in parallel with brighter laser projectors.