3LCD projection technology uses light efficiently to create
stunning images. In contrast to 1-chip technology, 3LCD
requires 25% less electricity per lumen of brightness.
1-chip projectors use a color wheel, which leads to an
inefficient design, thereby causing light loss. 3LCD does
not rely on a color wheel.
Efficient Power Use
On average, 3LCD projectors are 25% more energy efficient.
, Feb. 2015
Average of 1,420 shipping models for which the manufacturers provided lumens and total power data for all resolutions and brightness levels.
Energy efficiency was measured as wattage per lumen. It was measured for both 3LCD and 1-chip projectors in each of five brightness segments. 3LCD projectors averaged less required electricity per lumen in each of the five segments.