A large transformation in changing the cinemas to digital and eventually 3D is currently taking place. The key driver for upgrading the screens to digital cinema has been eliminating the cost of film printing and distribution. The next revolution following the success of 3D deployment is expected to be the replacement of conventional lamp projector technology with high-efficiency, long lifetime and color rich laser projectors. Lasers are also being deployed in compact front projectors for business and home use supporting low energy consumption and longer, service-free operation.
Laser projectors composed of visible lasers are used also for flight simulators, planetariums, as well as in virtual reality applications and laser shows. Due to the special features of laser projectors it is possible to project images or data on any kind of projection surface. Typically, sharpness, color space and contrast are higher than that of other projection technologies. High-efficiency visible lasers are also becoming the technology of choice for many backlit display applications, including flat panel displays and TVs. In many cases the ultimate drivers are unbeatable brightness and lower power consumption than any other lighting solution. Modulight has designed and manufactured number of rack-mounted, light engines for leading projector manufacturers in North America.