Astonishing, True-to-Life Colors with High Color Light Output
Color Light Output (Color Brightness)
With the fast-paced development of high-definition, rich color video and projection content, the quality and impact
of the color produced by a projector have become extremely important. Until now, buyers and users have had no way to
determine if their projector is capable of producing rich, vivid color. Color Light Output or Color Brightness addresses this issue.
Color Light Output (Color Brightness) is a new standard that gives buyers the data they need to compare projectors.
Brightness has long been the specification used for projector comparisons; however, the old specification measured only
White Light Output. The vast majority of the projectors today project color, so measuring White Light Output or
White Brightness alone is insufficient. Color Light Output or Color Brightness gives projector buyers the
data they need and have been missing.
The Color Light Output standard was published in May 2012.
This new specification applies to all displays, including projectors for business,
education or home. It clearly shows a major difference among projectors and
for the first time, it gives end users scientific data with which to compare color.
Leading manufacturers have adopted the standard in their product specification to
help projector buyers. They now include two measurements — White Brightness (White Light Output)
and Color Brightness (Color Light Output).
Projector buyers should look for and demand both numbers — White Brightness (White Light Output)
and Color Brightness (Color Light Output). For optimum visual experience, make sure
Color Light Output (Color Brightness) is equal to White Light Output (White Brightness).
Understanding Brightness and Color
Current product specifications such as Brightness (or White Light Output),
Contrast Ratio and Resolution give no information regarding a projector’s ability to reproduce color.
There are vast differences in the color performance of projectors on the market today.
Look at the images below from two competing projectors.
||Color Light Output describes the difference in Color Performance between these two projectors.
3LCD delivers up to 3x brighter colors*. When selecting a projector, ask for the Color Light
Output measurement. For additional information, please visit:
3LCD projectors use 3 chips in EVERY projector.
With its 3-chip design, 3LCD delivers clear and vibrant images, so true-to-life you may not believe your eyes.
In contrast to 3-chip 3LCD projectors, 1-chip DLP projectors use a rotating color wheel that spins at a rapid speed, only displaying colors sequentially, which can result in color break-up or the “rainbow effect”.
*Compared to leading 1-chip DLP based on NPD data, July 2011 through June 2012.
Color Brightness (Color Light Output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4.
Color Brightness will vary depending on usage conditions.
**Actual photographs of images produced by 2 competing projector technologies run in default mode.
Price, Resolution and Brightness (White Light Output) are the same for both projectors.