Casio has been awarded the TCO 2.0 certification for five of its Laser & LED models, placing them as the most sustainable in their class. TCO is an international standard of sustainability across IT products and Casio is the first lamp-free projector manufacturer to have achieved this certification.
The awarding body, TCO Development, is a non-profit organization based in Sweden. Casio had to prove stringent sustainability criteria were met within all phases of the product life cycle, from socially-responsible manufacturing to safety, enhanced product lifetime and energy efficiency though Eco Mode during use. Even during recycling, elimination or reduction of hazardous substances such as mercury needed to be proved.
Since 2010, Casio has used Laser & LED hybrid technology in all of its projector models, eliminating any use of lamps that contain mercury. This also allows for reduced heat output and power consumption, leading to power savings of up to 50%. The five Casio projectors to have achieved the TCO 2.0 certification are from their Core and Advanced series. The TCO 2.0 certified models are the XJ-V100W, the XJ-V110W, the XJ-F200WN, the XJ-F100W and the XJ-F210WN.
The most recent PMA Research Home Theater survey conducted in the UK showed that 45% of home theater projector users stated that a “green” projector was very important or somewhat important. In Germany, this percentage was even higher, with nearly 60% of the home theater projector owners saying that this was important.