Projector Rental Question: What’s a Lumen?

Answer: The brightness of a projector is measured in Lumens

DLP Projector Shining Light

When looking to buy or Rent a DLP or LCD Multimedia Projector you need to match the brightness of the projector to your audience and room size. Larger rooms and audiences require higher bulb strength brightness. Projector bulb strength brightness is measured in ANSI lumens or lumens. You also need to take into account the primary use of the projector, full motion
video vs. static data.

Projectors range from around 650 to 10,000 lumens in brightness. Presentations where the lights are on are the most desirable, because you can interact and demonstrate off-screen with your audience.

Another consideration is portability of the projector. Lower lumen units are the most portable. As a general rule, as you increase bulb strength brightness, you reduce portability. High lumen projectors are larger and weigh more than low lumen projectors.

  • Less than 1,000 lumens – good for low ambient light, presentations.
  • 1,000-2,000 lumens – These are the most popular units being sold and rented today.
    Very practical and will work with some ambient light.
  • 3,000 lumens – Much Larger unit than the 1000 to 2000 lumen units.
    Good for audiences of less than a hundred with ambient light.
  • 5,000 lumens – For audiences of 100 or more under brighter
  • 6,000-10,000 lumens – For large
    events like conventions, conferences and tradeshows where
    thousands of people need to view a presentation at the
    same time.

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