As with all large organized gatherings, Churches, Synagogues and other places of worship rely on digital projectors to help share the experience with their members.
Projectors offer an impactful way to bring the group of worshipers together in song, to recite a prayer or testify to everyone. Depending on the size and scope of the group of parishioners, different projectors work well in achieving this.
For our purposes we will look at a few digital projectors and the projector lamps they need. Since houses of worship vary in size and needs, we will look at the varying sizes of projectors for each situation.
For small congregations, there is no need for ultra large images or brightness that needs to overcome the ambient lighting. The Optoma W400+ WXGA projector would work well. It is rated at 4000 Lumens, with a WXGA resolution (1280×800). This projector can even throw up to a 385″ image from 40′ away. The average size will be around 100″ for a screen but this Optoma has a lot of options. Replacing the projector lamp is also quite easy. Visit this link if you need a BL-FP220B for your Optoma W400+.
Another option is the venerable Viewsonic PG603W. Displaying Hymns or prayers for a smaller congregation will be easy to see with ambient light due to the 3600 lumen output. This is helped with the high contrast ratio (22,000:1). If this is coupled with an ALR screen, the image is comparable to a large TV monitor. The Viewsonic PG603W uses an RLC-109 replacement lamp available here. Keep your projector fresh and bright with a new lamp.
This Viewsonic fits well even in larger houses of worship. However there are size limitations at this level. To handle a larger congregation, there is another level of projector for medium-sized organizations.
The Epson PowerLite 5535U LCD projector has the capability of projecting a larger image than either the Optoma or the Viewsonic. For a medium-sized church, this sort of projector is a better option.
At 5,000 Lumens it is a bit brighter than the previous two. It has a slightly higher resolution of 1920 x 1080. This helps with clarity at larger screen sizes. This model can project up to 419″ with a 1x telephoto lens at 68′ from the screen. This tends to work well for medium-sized houses of worship. It gives multiple mounting options such as ceiling or even rear projection if there is a lot of ambient light. You can buy a ELPLP95 replacement projector lamp here for your Epson PowerLite 5535U.
The second suggestion for the medium-sized congregation is the NEC NP-P554U. This mini sun-in-a-box has a rated output of a whopping 5500 lumens using the NEC NP44LP replacement projector lamp. This is plenty of light for seeing the messages displayed by your Easy Worship Software (or ProPresenter among others).
The 20,000:1 contrast ratio is made possible by a high speed auto iris that helps give crisp black levels even with the high lumen output. the NP44LP replacement projector lamp housing uses a high quality Philips bulb inside to achieve that stellar level of brightness. The NEC NP-P554U supports control via a standard network to allow control remotely by your technical staff. With all types of inputs (HDMI, VGA etc) you can connect legacy devices as easily as modern devices. This NEC is a great option for mid-sized solutions. If you have a large house of worship, then there is another tier of projectors that will serve your needs even better.
The Epson PowerLite Pro G7500U is the Mack truck for the House of Worship projectors (in my opinion). This robust LCD projector has no less than 6,500 lumens of brightness. At 6500 lumens this is the brightest model in this list. It also has a very high 50,000:1 contrast ratio, which definitely is noticeable when it is projecting its 38′ image. The high resolution of 1920 x 1200 makes sure the pixel density is such that even at almost 40′, the image is crisp and clear. Unlike lower resolution projectors (1280 x 768), the Epson PowerLite Pro G7500U will not be blurry when the image is that large. Being that it would be used in a large venue, its mounting point would be about 60′ away from the screen. This leaves plenty of room for participants to watch the videos or follow along with the songs.
Pureland Supply offers replacement projector lamps for this model as well. The Epson PowerLite Pro G7500U takes the ELPLP93 lamp that we have on sale here.
Houses of worship are always updating and improving the experience for their patrons/congregation. Making the experience immersive and almost magic is only possible by using the proper technology for your specific needs. There are many other projectors out there that fit similar needs.
PurelandSupply.com has the replacement projector lamps in stock for same day shipment. PurelandSupply.com has also partnered with FedEx to help us offer 7 day delivery options for many locations. This can help you keep your projector up and running for your weekend or weekday services. We also offer expedited delivery service if you need an overnight delivery between Friday and Saturday. This can help those weekends when you have a service Sunday and your existing projector decides it needs a new lamp on Friday.
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