Solved Short Throw Projection in Store Window

August 19, 2013 at 09:20:57
Specs: Windows 7
We're going to be setting up a projector to display images in our store window. How many lumens should we be looking for? I'm seeing a lot of 3,500 options. Would that be enough to keep the window visible in daylight? Do we need more than that?

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August 19, 2013 at 12:28:52
3500 lumens would get you by, 5000 or more would be better. Below are a couple of links that might be helpful.

http://www.openaircinema.us/blog/20...

http://www.theprojectorpros.com/lea...

It might be a good idea to call Epson, Viewsonic, InFocus, etc and talk to their reps. They would know best what setup you would need. There are also several types of short throw projectors to consider. Ultra short throw projectors only need to be a couple of feet from the screen but tend to have several limitations. Short throw projectors have more versatility.



#1
August 19, 2013 at 09:57:45
How big a projection will it be? High powered projectors can get very expensive, it might be cheaper to use a flat screen TV.

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#2
August 19, 2013 at 11:18:35
I need a projector, not a television. It will likely be around 7+ feet of projection (diagonal).

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#3
August 19, 2013 at 11:58:48
How much light is hitting your store front, IE. open mall with the sun facing it or inside a mall with just ambient lighting?

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August 19, 2013 at 12:01:30
This is an outdoor window. We'll be putting a screen on the window that allows us to project from behind. It's on a NY sidewalk, so it won't be getting DIRECT sunlight most of the time, but it still needs to be able to compete with daylight.

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August 19, 2013 at 12:28:52
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3500 lumens would get you by, 5000 or more would be better. Below are a couple of links that might be helpful.

http://www.openaircinema.us/blog/20...

http://www.theprojectorpros.com/lea...

It might be a good idea to call Epson, Viewsonic, InFocus, etc and talk to their reps. They would know best what setup you would need. There are also several types of short throw projectors to consider. Ultra short throw projectors only need to be a couple of feet from the screen but tend to have several limitations. Short throw projectors have more versatility.


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