All Casio projectors have been mercury-free since 2010.
The global Minamata Convention on Mercury entered into force on August 16, 2017 to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects of mercury.
Projectors still lie outside the scope of the convention, but this date should be commemorated as the day the world took a major step towards becoming mercury-free.
CASIO has led the world in making all projectors mercury-free since 2010.
We make unique advancements in Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source projectors that are superior environmentally, economically and in operation.
What is the Minamata Convention on Mercury?
Not to use mercury. Not to transport it.
And to manage it appropriately.
The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an "international treaty that regulates the anthropogenic emission and release of mercury and its compounds comprehensively through the life cycle of mercury, from excavation to its trade, use, emission, release and disposal, in order to protect human health and environment." The treaty targets linear fluorescent lamps used in typical lighting and high pressure mercury lamps, among others. Adopted in 2013, the convention entered into force on August 16, 2017 after the number of ratifying countries reached 50. Currently, 75 countries are parties to the convention (as of September 6).
Major Convention Highlights.
- General prohibition on international trade (import/export) of mercury
- General prohibition on manufacture and import/export of clinical thermometers, batteries and blood pressure gauges that use mercury as well as fluorescent lamps that use more than a fixed amount of mercury by 2020
- Reduction in emissions of mercury to the atmosphere, water and ground
- Proper storage and disposal of mercury, mercury compounds and mercury waste
Current Ratifying Countries. As of September 6, 2017
United States of America / Djibouti / Guyana / Monaco / Uruguay / Gabon / Guinea / Nicaragua / Lesotho / United Arab Emirates / Madagascar / Seychelles / Mauritania / Chad / Samoa / Mongolia / Mexico / Panama / Jordan / Kuwait / Peru / Bolivia (Plurinational State of) / Japan / Senegal / Zambia / Switzerland / Mali / Botswana / Ecuador / China / Swaziland / Antigua and Barbuda / Sierra Leone / Benin / Gambia / Costa Rica / Liechtenstein / Togo / Honduras / Ghana / Canada / Burkina Faso / Afghanistan / Norway / Bulgaria / Denmark / European Union / Hungary / Malta / Netherlands / Romania / Sweden / Saint Kitts and Nevis / Slovakia / Finland / Niger / Austria / France / Iran (Islamic Republic of) / Czech Republic / Sri Lanka / El Salvador / Latvia / Moldova (Republic of) / Estonia / Palau / Thailand / Slovenia / Viet Nam / Rwanda / Jamaica / Syrian Arab Republic / Kiribati / Brazil / Namibia
Ideas Behind CASIO Advances
Since 2010, we have made all Casio projectors mercury-free.
CASIO believed that projectors should be cleaner for people, society, nature and our future.
Start from zero and make a bright and environmentally friendly projector without using mercury lamps that create toxic waste. CASIO set high hurdles for itself and endured countless trials and errors until we led the world in developing the Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source in 2010. Release of the LampFree projector with its high environmental performance, superior economy and high functionality, decimated the conventional wisdom that mercury lamps had to be used for light sources.
At the cutting edge of the world's projectors, CASIO LampFree will continue to pursue sustainability as it contributes to society.
CASIO Mercury-free Projector Timeline.
- Released the high-brightness mercury lamp free projector
- Released the ultra short throw
- Released the XJ-V1
- Released the advanced
- Released the 4K Ultra HD
CASIO's Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source has advantages mercury lamps lack.
The Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source used in CASIO projectors is not only environmentally friendly, offers a variety of economical and operability merits that high pressure mercury lamps cannot.
Shortest 5-second projection
- · Turns on immediately
- · Turns off immediately
20,000-hour Long-lasting light source
- · No lamp replacement required
- · Less hassle and lower costs
- · Fewer malfunctions in any kind of environment
What makes these features possible is CASIO's unique optical engine that fuses high-intensity blue laser with red LED. Exceptional power-saving technologies and optimized optical blocks create high projection efficiency and allow bright projection with less power consumption compared to high pressure mercury lamps and other semiconductor light sources. Further, the high-flexibility design layout and high-precision mounting technology enabled us to make a compact product. We at CASIO will continue to improve our unique advancements to set the standard in next-generation projectors.