How to Use a Projector Outside During the Day?

Gone are the days when we used to search for air-conditioned halls to conduct meetings and ceremonies.

Ever since Coronavirus has taken over the world, most of us are left with no choice but to conduct meetings outdoors in an open environment.

As no business meetings can be conducted without a projector, it’s high time to find a solution.

The projectors are made to project high-quality pictures on bigger screens in a dark room. However, they are versatile enough to be used in daylight as well.

To project in an outdoor environment to perfection, you have to be careful with a few things.

How to Use a Projector Outside in Day?

Projectors have been made to project brighter and clearer images indoors. Therefore, they are not bright enough to project as efficiently outdoors as they do indoors.

However, when we are careful with a few things, this forgiving invention would surely help you project brighter and more readable images.

To project outside during the day you need to;

  • Find and hire a highly suitable projector
  • Find a good spot
  • Hire an inflatable screen for the job
  • Select the right time
  • Double-check the weather condition
  • Arrange good-quality speakers (if needed)

Find and hire a highly suitable projector

To project outdoors, you need to find and hire a highly suitable projector.

The projector has to be super bright, the more lumens the better.

2500 lumens projectors are more commonly available, they are not efficient enough to project readable images outside.

As per the experts, invest in some 5000+ lumens projector.

Therefore, the projector that has been projecting images inside would not be good for the job. You have to search for an exceptionally bright projector.

Find a good spot

Finding the right spot is just as important as searching for a suitable projector.

If you choose to set up a screen in an inappropriate place, even the exceptionally brightest projectors and the suitable screen would fail to serve their purpose.

The less ambient light the screen will receive, the brighter, clearer, and more readable the images would be.

Therefore, find a shadier spot. If you fail to find a shady spot for the job, try building one.

Hire an inflatable screen for the job

It must be kept in mind that you can only get done with the job if you hire a suitable projector and screen.

There are several types of screens available out there, however, only an inflatable screen is good for the job.

These inflatable screens do not just stand well to rain and wind but produce clearer, brighter, and more readable images as well.

Select the right time

Bright sunlight can be the biggest hurdle in projecting outside. Therefore, avoid choosing the time of the day when the sun is out at its peak.

Late afternoon is the best time of the day to project outside. To be more specific, a couple of hours before the sunset is the right time to project outside.

Double-check the weather condition

Though inflatable screens stand well in extreme weather conditions, you still have to double-check the weather conditions.

If the weather report says it’s going to rain or something, try projecting some other time.

Arrange good-quality speakers

Lastly, even if the projector comes with built-in Bluetooth speakers, you have to find and hire high-quality speakers to produce powerful sound.

Therefore, invest in some good Bluetooth speakers to project hassle-free.

That’s all you need to do. Take these suggestions into consideration and get done with the job.

Read also: What Kind of Projectors Do Movie Theaters Use?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can projectors “really” project images outside?

Yes if you have got a highly suitable projector and a good inflatable screen, the projector can project outside. Moreover, you have to find a shady spot and select the perfect time of the day to project clear, bright, and readable images.

What kind of projector do you need to project outside?

To project clear, brighter, and highly readable images outside, you need a 5500+ lumen projector and an inflatable screen.

Do mini projectors work outside?

Yes, mini projectors work perfectly fine if they are hired for a late afternoon or night job. If they are made to project in the bright daylight, the mini projectors may not work up to your expectations.

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  • Will Nob

    Will Nob has extensive experience with Laser Projectors. His job was to assemble laptops and projectors for a famous company in the United States. Several of his articles and research papers have been published.

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