The LED projectors category includes the latest projector technology used in ultra-portable projectors, business projectors, and digital projection. See below for a list of LED projector reviews and information pages. LED projectors use an LED light source as opposed to a conventional lamp. LED projectors are becoming more and more popular. LED technology is being used in a wide range of products, including home theater projectors, business and education projectors, and even the emerging market of Pico projectors, and other mini projector systems. This has its benefits in a variety of fields, with several different uses. While most pico and pocket projectors utilize LED light sources, when it comes to larger projectors the number one player using LED light engines is Casio. But that’s not quite correct as they use a hybrid design with both LED and laser. Lasers would be the other major solid state technology used, and it’s being used in some impressive, more expensive commercial projectors. Most manufacturers of LED projectors are claiming 20,000 or more hours of life expectancy for their light engines. That’s about 4-6 times traditional lamps in conventional projectors. LED Projector Reviews Acer K138ST Projector Review – A Pocket Sized Gaming Machine The Acer K138ST is a pocket projector designed for gaming. Its portable nature makes it highly appro…Read More December 15, 2017 AAXA M5 Pocket Projector Review – 720p and LED! The AAXA M5 is a $499 pocket-class projector with LED technology, featuring a “lamp” with three RGB…Read More November 29, 2017 Two Holiday Guides, Ten Great Home Projectors ‘Tis the season to be shopping – for home theater projectors! We have created two Holiday Gift Guide…Read More November 28, 2017 AAXA M6 Projector Review – 1080p Pocket Sized and LED! AAXA M6 Pocket LED Projector The AAXA M6 is a bright, single chip DLP pocket-class projector with LE…Read More August 16, 2017 Check out our 2016 Holiday Projector Shopping Guides The holidays are here, and it’s Projector Shopping Time. We’ve got great recommendations to help you…Read More November 21, 2016 The Optoma ML750ST LED Projector Review – Part 1 The Optoma ML750ST, reviewed here, is a tiny, portable, short throw LED projector. The question we’r…Read More September 26, 2016 LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector Review Small, but packed with features, LG’s MiniBeam PF1000U is an ultra-short throw projector that includ…Read More August 16, 2016 Millennials and Projectors: Optoma ML750 LED Projector Review: Part 2 The Optoma ML750 reviewed here, is an extremely small and portable LED projector. Is the ML750 ideal…Read More May 15, 2016 AAXA P700 HD Pocket LED Projector Review AAXA P700 – An affordable WXGA resolution, 650 lumen Pocket LED Projector – With built in battery!…Read More December 4, 2015 Check out our 2015 Holiday Projector Shopping Guides It’s Projector Shopping Time. We’ve got the best projector recommendations for this holiday season.…Read More November 27, 2015 LED Projector Reviews REVIEWS Image Review Acer K138ST Projector Review – A Pocket Sized Gaming Machine Review Date: December 15, 2017 MSRP: $599 Technology: DLP AAXA M5 Pocket Projector Review – 720p and LED! Review Date: November 29, 2017 MSRP: $499 Technology: DLP Two Holiday Guides, Ten Great Home Projectors Review Date: November 28, 2017 MSRP: N/A Technology: 0 AAXA M6 Projector Review – 1080p Pocket Sized and LED! Review Date: August 16, 2017 MSRP: $599 Technology: LED Check out our 2016 Holiday Projector Shopping Guides Review Date: November 21, 2016 MSRP: N/A Technology: 0 The Optoma ML750ST LED Projector Review – Part 1 Review Date: September 26, 2016 MSRP: $549 Technology: DLP LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector Review Review Date: August 16, 2016 MSRP: $1,399 Technology: DLP Millennials and Projectors: Optoma ML750 LED Projector Review: Part 2 Review Date: May 15, 2016 MSRP: N/A Technology: 0 AAXA P700 HD Pocket LED Projector Review Review Date: December 4, 2015 MSRP: $449 Technology: DLP Check out our 2015 Holiday Projector Shopping Guides Review Date: November 27, 2015 MSRP: N/A Technology: Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector Review Review Date: November 19, 2015 MSRP: $349 Technology: Laser light technology Millennials and Projectors: The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 730HD Review Date: November 8, 2015 MSRP: $649 Technology: 3LCD The Optoma ML750 LED Projector – Review Part 1 Review Date: November 6, 2015 MSRP: $1099 Technology: DLP LG Minibeam PW800 Projector Review Review Date: July 26, 2015 MSRP: $599.99 Technology: DLP LG Minibeam PH300 Projector Review Review Date: July 23, 2015 MSRP: $449.99 Technology: DLP ViewSonic PLED-W800 LED Projector Review Review Date: December 12, 2014 MSRP: $709 Technology: DLP NEC NP-L102W Projector Review Review Date: September 5, 2014 MSRP: $1099 Technology: DLP LG PF85U LED Projector – Review Review Date: August 28, 2014 MSRP: $1299 Technology: DLP Asus P2B Pocket Projector Review Review Date: April 3, 2014 MSRP: $549 Technology: DLP Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review Review Date: March 1, 2014 MSRP: $999 Technology: DLP Acer K335 LED Portable Projector Review Review Date: February 3, 2014 MSRP: $699 Technology: DLP (1) Canon REALiS LE-5W Projector Review Review Date: August 3, 2013 MSRP: $799 Technology: DLP Optoma ML550 LED Projector Review Review Date: July 16, 2013 MSRP: $599 Technology: DLP HB Opto HBP503D Pocket Projector Review Review Date: June 2, 2013 MSRP: $600 Technology: DLP Optoma ML500 DLP Projector Review Review Date: April 6, 2012 MSRP: $1199 Technology: DLP Viewsonic PLED-W500 LED Pocket Projector Review Review Date: February 1, 2012 MSRP: $840 Technology: DLP Acer K330 LED Pocket Projector Review Review Date: January 23, 2012 MSRP: $419 Technology: DLP Vivitek QUMI Q2 LED DLP Pocket Projector Review Review Date: September 8, 2011 MSRP: $499 Technology: DLP LG HX300G Pocket Projector Review Review Date: October 1, 2010 MSRP: $799 Technology: DLP LED Projector Review – Aiptek V10 PLUS Pico Projector Review Date: July 19, 2009 MSRP: $349 Technology: LCoS BenQ GP1 Joybee LED Projector Review Review Date: July 2, 2009 MSRP: $499 Technology: DLP About LED ProjectorsThe life of an LED light source is seriously spectacular. Even with 40 hours of viewing per week, the average LED can run for an impressive 10-25 years, which is longer than the expected life of the product itself! Let us put in perspective how long 25 years really is in the world of technology. In 1985, the VHS was the standard in home recording, a really huge TV was only 32 inches, CDs were new, DVDs were only a dream, and high-definition was still 15 years away. Thus, because technology changes so much, the use of the same LED projector 25 years into the future is not really practical. But theoretically, it’s possible! First picture from the LED Optoma PK301 pico projector. Second, the LED Samsung SP-F10M projector in bright mode. But back to reality. To our knowledge, all current pico projectors use a small LED light source. Pico projectors make possible integration with small devices such as smart phones, etc. They can boast an absurdly long life of up to 20,000 hours. In the home theater space, LED light sources are emerging, typically in higher-end 3-chip DLP projectors. As of the 2010-2011 season, all home theater projectors using LED light sources are over $10,000. LEDs are somwhat limited in brightness, however, which might explain why we haven’t seen more in the lower price ranges. In the business sector, LED light sources are beginning to rival conventional lamps. However, despite these developments, we can’t guarantee that LED light sources will replace all conventional lamps, especially if you consider that we are now seeing some business projectors sporting lamps with lives as long as 5,000-6,000 hours. LED light sources may come into the main home theater market a little behind their acceptance in the business education market. For example, the Samsung SP-F10M at $1,299 is an excellent example of LED light sources going into lower cost projectors. Another example is Casio’s LED hybrid projectors, which use both LED and laser technology. Both the LED Samsung and the hybrid Casio projectors have the same kind of extremely long life ratings, and both run around $800-$1,500 dollars. The Future of LED Light SourcesWe should keep in mind that the business sector is more than 10x the size of the home theater world. As a result, as it comes to economies of scale, LED light sources are quickly becoming valid propositions in business and education, whereas they are still very expensive in home theater space (due to low numbers and high development costs). With developments in LED technology, LED popularity and widespread usage is anticipated to rise. It is expected that, in the business/education world, LED light sources will become dominant over conventional lamps over the next few years (2011-2012). Furthermore, LED home theater projectors should soon become available at lower prices.