The popularity of these great devices have increased enormously over the last few years as the technology used has advanced so have the number of designs and manufacturers making them. The big leap was the use of LED’s as the backlight which meant that they could be run off less power and the use of batteries could be used as the main electricity source.
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The main type of clock projector is for the use as alarm clocks, they are by far the biggest selling device in this marketplace. The clock projector works by projecting an image onto a flat service, it works by having a bright backlight which then uses lenses to display the time on a wall. There are however clock projectors that use halogen lamps as the backlight to project a more powerful image onto the surface, these are much brighter however they use more power and heat up a lot, and are not ideal for the small alarm clocks that people want to buy.
There is a wide range to choose from which includes basic clock projectors that will display just the time, to more powerful halogen backlight projectors that can project a real analogue clock onto the surface. With the advancement of technology there are also clock projectors that display not just the time but will show the weather, temperature with changing colours, and example of an advanced clock projector is this one from Oregon Scientific.
Most clock projectors today have a digital display, so it will show the time as digital numbers and not as an analogue format. They are run by batteries or by the mains and the more modern versions which have led backlights will generally use less power. The main uses of clock projectors are for showing the time, however many have been adapted for other purposes, such as alarms, there are also versions which have inbuilt radios and Ipod docking systems.
These unique devices have caught of imagination of many consumers, and they make great gifts, especially for boys and girls, as well as fathers who love gadgets. Not only are they great gadgets and have a huge novelty factor they are extremely useful and practical as accurate clocks.