Ambient Light, Brightness, and Color
Just a few years ago, a projector was considered ‘ultra-bright’ if it was able to produce 1000 lumens of brightness. Now 1000 lumens has become a benchmark for a value projector. A 1000 lumen projector can still produce images that are visible in a room with the lights on. However, it typically takes a brighter projector to make the colors ‘pop’ the way they do when the lights are turned off. Contrast ratio can also impact the boldness of color, but brightness often reduces the effects of high contrast. Projectors that are both bright and high contrast generally cost more than the value models.