Important Factors to Consider

While using a projector to project in daylight, you should consider some crucial aspects that can enhance overall performance.

  • If you use a projector for some outdoor purpose, make sure the sunlight is not falling directly on the projection screen. Because sunlight always has high lumens than any of the best projectors. Therefore, it will be impossible to see images on the projection surface in light.
  • For a better projector screen, the projection surface should be shaded. The lights around should be dim as much as possible. Close the room curtains if you are using them in a bright room because unnecessary sun lighting in rooms causes overheating of the projector lens.
  • A projection screen utilizes a huge reflective surface material for daylight viewing, which differs from projecting film on the wall and assures that you are obtaining the projector’s expected lumens value. Projector screens use the idea of screen gain. Such a notion enhances the reflection value of projection. This indicates that if the projection screen holds the screen gain value of 1.2x and your projector projects 1000 lumens of illuminance, then the observed brightness comes out to be 1200 lumens.
  • Simply we can say that a projection screen boosts up your noted/expected brightness. If you are using a cheap or economical projector, this screen is suggested on a large scale. It can provide its services in a conference room, office, bright room, and serve as a home-theater.
  • You can watch a diminutive screen size if your projector is located very near the projection surface. On the other hand, a projector placed at a considerable distance from the screen results in a larger but faded picture. Many projectors arrive with distinct throw ratios, and they range from long-throw, short throw, and ultra-short throw. The most usual type of projectors are long-throw projectors, and they create a 100-inches screen with suitable brightness at a separation of 8-12 feet.
  • If you are using the projector in expansive rooms such as a classroom or presentation room, make sure no light is entering the room. I mean control the ambient light and direct sunlight as much as possible. Even it is necessary for a better viewing experience without squinting your eyes. However, if you consider dimming the room up to 50% and using the 3,000 lumens projector, you will find a significant difference in image resolution and quality.
  • Projecting on a wall could be the worst experience if the wall does not have projection paint. Because ordinary paint absorbs maximum light instead of reflecting it. Even it is not recommended to use a wall for projection during the day or night.

Importance of Brightness:

While projecting an image or video through a projector in daylight, you should remember a few things. As you know, straight sunlight will make any projector light dim and blurred. However, by using perfect lumens on your projector of choice, you can manage daylight normally or ambient light in a meeting room. Keep in mind that the key factor remains the projector’s general brightness and maybe the reflectivity of the screen you’re utilizing. Overall, brightness is one of the essential factors.