Maxell claims 5,000 lumens for the MP-WU5503. I am pleased to inform you, that when measured at full wide angle (aperture as open as it can go to let all the light through), Dynamic Mode measured in at 4,827 lumens! Most projectors will fall up to 25% short of claim (the exception usually being Epson projectors), so the fact that this projector measured just 163 lumens below is remarkable indeed. Now, the rest of the modes, I measured at mid-zoom. This is because, in a typical installation, the projector will not be at full wide angle. Some installations may be able to swing that, and as a result, their projected image will be brighter than those that utilize mid-zoom.
So, Dynamic, when measured at mid-zoom, came in at 3,451 lumens. Still very respectable! This will be plenty to combat the ambient light that may be present in those higher education environments. DICOM SIM. is the next brightest mode, measuring 2,963 lumens, but this mode is a specialty mode used for viewing high contrast films such as X-Rays and MRIs, and will not be suited for regular viewing of presentations, websites, or videos. For that, you’ll want to look to Standard Mode, which is the brightest “best” mode, at 2,719, which is still quite enough to handle a good amount of ambient light.