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Optoma's ProJect Green Manufacturing Approach

Optoma designs and manufactures its projectors for eco-friendliness from cradle to grave. Compact and lightweight designs reduce the production of greenhouse gasses during transportation. Meanwhile, lamp-free designs reduce power consumption. Recycled and carefully-designed packaging reduces waste, while digital manuals eliminate paper printouts. In addition, Optoma works to comply with environmental standards around the world.


We know that improving our products is the best way to reduce our impact on the environment. That's why, at Optoma, we design our products to have a long usable life, use fewer materials, ship with less packaging and eradicate the use of many toxic substances. Naturally, high levels of energy efficiency and recyclability are built in at the design stage. With each new product, we strive towards minimizing our environmental impact.


We work closely with our manufacturing partners to ensure efficient and green production processes, so that you can be sure that the Optoma products you buy are manufactured to have a minimal environmental impact. Our projectors are manufactured in ISO 14064-certified factories, ensuring that greenhouse gas emissions are strictly monitored. Our aim is to work with our partners to continue to reduce the impact of the manufacturing process. Over the last ten years, we have been at the forefront of meeting and exceeding green legislation.

The RoHs Directive

The RoHS Directive (toxic substance removal) limits the use of heavy metals (including lead, cadmium, mercury, chromium VI) and two brominated flame retardants (PBB and PBDE). At Optoma, we were compliant well before these requirements became law in 2006.

Green Mark

As early as 2008, Optoma projectors complied with the stringent Green Mark that requires that products meet strict requirements limiting the use of six chemical substances. These standards are stricter than RoHS and expressly define that a plastic component heavier than 25g shall not contain lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBBs, PBDEs and SCCP.

However, at Optoma we don't just react to legislation; one of our key objectives as an environmentally responsible company is to eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals whenever possible. This means we are proactive to ensure we are at the forefront of chemical management improvements and the elimination of hazardous substances.


Optoma design teams have developed packaging that aims to be as small, light and ecologically friendly as possible while still fully protecting our products. This kind of efficient packaging design not only keeps materials and waste to a minimum, but also reduces our carbon footprint during the transportation process. Additionally, we have eradicated the use of polystyrene foam in our packaging to further protect the environment.

Today, Optoma no longer produces paper based user-manuals and brochures for many of our products, preferring to conserve resources by making them available either on CD or directly downloadable from our website.


By ensuring that our packaging is as small and light as possible, we can fit more boxes onto each shipping pallet, reducing the overall number of pallets we need to ship. Fewer pallets means fewer planes and boats are used, resulting in fewer CO2 emissions. Shipping by sea is by far the greenest method of bulk transportation. Over the past ten years, Optoma has consistently sought to increase the proportion of shipments by sea, so reducing harmful CO2 emissions.

In 2010 we saw that a percentage of Optoma greenhouse gas emissions came as a result of transporting products from our distribution points. To reduce the need for unnecessary transportation emissions, we introduced warehousing in the Midwest region. Wherever possible we deliver direct to distribution hubs in regions where our products are sold.


Here at Optoma, we feel that it is very important for our products to be as energy efficient as possible. Because of that, Optoma is at the forefront of introducing the most energy efficient products in the industry.

  • Less than 1 Watt power consumption in standby mode. Optoma was the first company to introduce projectors that consume up to 75 percent less energy compared to regular standby mode, and we are committed to reducing our standby mode to less than 0.5W by 2013.
  • Optoma products are designed to limit energy use with features such as automatic shutdown and remote management and control.
  • We are developing new technologies, such as LED light sources, to increase lamp life and reduce the need to use the Earth's valuable resources.


Optoma designs products that last. Our approach to recycling begins with making our products efficiently with as few materials as possible. We've also consistently improved the lamp-life of our projectors, saving you money and producing less waste. Nevertheless, at some point there will come a time when it will be necessary to recycle your product.

At Optoma, we fully subscribe to ISO 14001 Environmental Standards which aim to minimize the negative impact on the environment during the e-waste recycle process, to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage everyone to reuse, recycle and recover it. We also encourage everyone to bring their projector to a nearby certified recycling facility at the end of its life or recycle it through the Optoma EcoTrade Program.

EcoBright Lamp-Free Projectors

Innovative, Earth-Friendly Designs that Save Money and Perform

Optoma leads the industry in delivering cutting-edge projection technology to its customers. Optoma's EcoBright projectors deliver optimal return on investment over time, based on long life, no need to replace lamps or filters, reduced energy use and minimal upkeep. This lamp-free technology minimizes power consumption up to 40%, reducing your carbon footprint and electrical expense.


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Optoma's EcoBright projectors will maintain high brightness over a long life with minimal degradation over time.

EcoBright projectors deliver a wider color gamut than other technologies, adding more colors to bring images alive. Enjoy vibrant color and minimal color degradation over the long life of the projector.

Based on the installation of 50 projectors comparing a typical lamp-based projector and an Optoma EcoBright projector, you could save $6,750 just on electricity over a 5-year period. Comparison based on 1,200 hours of use per year.

Optoma EcoTrade Program

Trade in your legacy projector for energy efficient, next generation technology.

Optoma's new EcoTrade Program makes it easy to trade in your legacy projector for a new EcoBright projector that is environmentally friendly and lamp-free for easier maintenance. Optoma's new EcoBright projectors are great for the classroom, the boardroom or wherever you need high quality, money-saving projection most.

The Optoma EcoTrade Program accepts projectors from all manufacturers for safe disposal. This market-leading trade-in program makes it simple to decrease the cost of acquiring the latest technology while benefitting the Earth.

Join us in reducing our global footprint with the Optoma EcoTrade Program.

Why should I trade my projector(s) in?

Good for the Environment

When you trade-in your old projectors, we will pay for the proper disposal of the components to minimize harm to the Earth. Proper disposal at an electronics disposal location ensures that no harmful waste seeps into the Earth.

Get Energy Efficient, Next Generation Technology

When you trade-in your legacy projector, you will receive a significant discount to purchase from our newest EcoBright product line. Our new products include energy efficient technology that will save your business money in energy consumption, maintenance and repair.

How it Works

Trading in your projector is easy!

Select your projector

Describe your pre-owned projector(s): manufacturer, model and quantity.

Get a free quote

Receive an email from an Optoma representative and a customized quote via email within 3 business of submitting your request.

Complete your trade

Review the Terms and Conditions and then confirm your trade via email.

Purchase your new EcoBright projector with your trade-in discount

Click here for a complete list of projectors available for purchase with your trade-in.

Get a Quote

To begin a new quote, please describe your projector(s) you'd like to trade in using the menu below:

* Manufacturer
* Condition
* Model Name
* Quantity
* Native Resolution
* Lumens
* Lens
* Remaining Lamp Life
Additional Lamps
* First Name
* Last Name
* Email
* Primary Phone Number
* Address
* City
* State
* ZipCode
* Country

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use the Optoma EcoTrade Program?

Anyone with pre-owned projector(s) and/or projector lamps to trade in toward the purchase of a new Optoma EcoBright projector(s) can access and use the program. The Optoma EcoTrade Program limits Optoma projector trade-ins to projectors with the following prefixes: T, M, E, W, Q, EH, X. Projectors that do not begin with one of these prefixes are NOT eligible for the Optoma EcoTrade Program.

Can an Optoma channel partner or sales representative act on behalf of a customer?

We encourage Optoma channel partners and sales representatives to use the program as a sales tool to communicate additional savings to their customers. However, if the customer decides to engage in the trade-in process, it is best to direct the customer to the website in order to conduct the transaction themselves. The relationship is between Optoma and the user of the program.

How are the trade-in values determined?

The values stated in the program are based on their value in the pre-owned or secondary marketplace also known as Fair Market Value (FMV). We pass along whatever our North American partners will pay for the pre-owned equipment to the customer. It is best to think of the trade-in values as the pre-owned wholesale value.

Where can I safely dispose of my old projector?

Visit http://greenergadgets.org to find your nearest electronics recycling center.

How is the money for the trade disbursed?

When your trade-in is approved, Optoma will provide you a credit for the purchase of a new EcoBright projector directly from the manufacturer for ease of purchase. You credit will include the price of safe disposal of your legacy projector(s) and will be applied immediately to your EcoBright purchase.

What products will Optoma accept in trade?

You may trade in any Optoma or non-Optoma projector and/or projector lamps.

What if I lose my Optoma EcoTrade Program quote email?

Simply contact us at ecotrade@optoma.com and we will resend your email.

When can I expect to receive my custom quote?

You will receive a confirmation email within 3 business days of submitting your quote request including your customized quote.

How can I learn more about Optoma EcoBright Projectors?

Click here for information about EcoBright projectors.

Green Corporate Initiatives

Optoma is dedicated to reducing its global footprint in every possible way.

Not only does Optoma produce environmentally friendly products, but we also encourage environmental efforts in our corporate office.

To help reduce Optoma’s global footprint, employees at our headquarters in Fremont, California hold zero-waste lunch days where employees are encouraged to bring reusable containers and utensils for lunch. In celebration of Earth Day 2012, Optoma employees planted at-home herb gardens and shared go-green tips for the home and the office.

These are just a few ways we live a green lifestyle here at Optoma. And we are always on the lookout for new ideas to implement.

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