Note: These brightness measurements were taken with the laser brightness at Medium. At full brightness, combined with wide angle on the zoom lens, the projector is 41% brighter! For example, Dynamic mode at wide angle and full power measured 1811 lumens, and Digital Cinema comes in at 1005 lumens.
||1283 @ 6232K
||703 @ 8440K
||809 @ 7281K
||712 @ 8319K
||743 @ 6142K
||712 @ 8929K
||1050 @ 6692
Minor confusion on our end. I should have asked Eric to give the above numbers, for full power, rather than Medium. We often do medium if the projector is fairly loud at full power, but that's not an issue with the LS10500. The good news is that the color accuracy should not change as one varies the laser's brightness. By comparison there are always noticeable color shifts when going from full power to an eco mode on lamp based projectors.
For most viewing, the LS10500 is bright. These tables, show the lumen measurements from Eric's calibration for each mode, along with the color temp of white for that mode.
Those measurements above are with the zoom lens set at mid-point. That means there are a some extra lumens "under the hood", if you can mount your projector at or near its closest point to the screen what we call full wide angle.
The LS10500 is primarily a home theater projector. While it has about 1500 max lumens (it's claim), which is easily enough for a large screen (130" diagonal), for normal 1080 content viewing. But for 3D you need more, and for HDR, also more. As I mentioned on the previous page, this LS10000 is best at 100" diagonal or less for doing HDR, but you can push a little higher, but mid-tones will start getting a bit dim.
Unless you don't care about 4K with HDR, I'd stay out of the brighter than theater type rooms, or place the projector in them only with the understanding that serious 4K HDR content, even with the right "light rejecting ALR type screen, will need a darker, not day lit room. But still, even with a great screen designed for the job, you won't be able to tackle a lot of ambient light, but modest to moderate amounts. Now my living room is unusually light with lots of windows and doors on three walls. At night, this projector will do fine on my SI Slate screen, even with 4K HDR content, as long as I control my indoor lighting appropriately.
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