Epson LightScene Wins 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Award

Epson’s Accent Lighting Laser Projector Honored in Education Hardware Innovation Category

LONG BEACH, Calif. – June 13, 2019 – Epson, the number one projector manufacturer in the world1, today announced its LightScene® Accent Lighting Laser Projector line won its first education award, the 2019 EdTech Breakthrough Awards. The award, which honors the best companies, products and services in the field of educational technology, recognized LightScene in the Education Hardware Innovation category.

LightScene is designed to meet education’s demand for digital signage by simultaneously illuminating and projecting dynamic content on virtually any surface to engage audiences. Using LightScene K-12 schools and universities can showcase student work, provide wayfinding, promote events, acknowledge volunteers or donors and bring a lesson to life by projecting a scene, such as a rainforest, on every surface in the classroom.

LightScene leverages Epson’s 3LCD laser technology, providing up to 20,000 hours of a virtually maintenance-free laser light source2. The combination of its 360-degree vertical and horizontal rotation, powered optical zoom and focus, and sleek spotlight form factor create beautiful and unobtrusive displays without compromising performance, versatility, or reliability. 

“As more and more schools and universities look to engage their students through digital experiences – whether it is helping students find their way around campus or projecting messages on bleachers as students walk into a stadium – they need versatile, compact options for projection,” said Remi Del Mar, senior product manager, Epson America, Inc. “We set out to create a projector that would turn ordinary spaces into stunning visual environments and winning an EdTech Breakthrough Award validates this innovation.”

As a leading manufacturer of innovative classroom displays, Epson also offers the Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative available specifically for schools. Designed to help educators select and implement the best products for their classrooms while making the most of their budgets, Brighter Futures offers special pricing, extended Epson limited warranty coverage for a total of three years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors and associated accessories.

About Epson Education Products

Designed with educator input, Epson’s advanced presentation display and projector technologies make bright, collaborative learning environments a reality. Compatible with a wide range of devices and widely-used software, Epson presentation displays make it easy for teachers to share content to engage students, no matter where they sit in the classroom. Epson’s unmatched technology, service and support ensure educators are confident that vivid, bright images and multimedia are available in the classroom every day.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to becoming indispensable to society by connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. The company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. Epson is proud of its contributions to realizing a sustainable society and its ongoing efforts to realizing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the worldwide Epson Group generates annual sales of more than US$10 billion. 

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (, Twitter (, YouTube (, and Instagram (

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1 Epson is the #1 projector brand worldwide and in the U.S. according to most recent quarterly data from PMA, a leading high-tech market research and publishing firm specializing in the display market.

2 No required maintenance for the light source up to 20,000 hours. Approximate time until brightness decreases 50% from first usage. Measured by acceleration test assuming use of 0.04-0.20 mg/m3 of particulate matter. Time varies depending on usage conditions and environment. Replacement of parts other than the light source may be required in a shorter period. The projector has a limited warranty of 3 years or 20,000 hours, whichever comes first.

EPSON and LightScene are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Better Products for a Better Future is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Brighter Futures is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. Copyright 2019 Epson America, Inc.