Epson has announced an expansion of their PowerLite line of projectors with eight new compact 3LCD projectors that range in applications from education to digital signage, to entertainment. Epson continues to embrace the laser light source—which minimizes the need for routine maintenance and lamp replacement (since there isn't one) while boosting light output—as some of these new projectors are replacements for discontinued lamp-based models.
Six of the projectors—the L520W, L520U, L530U, L630U, L730U, and L735U—are of the long-throw variety that range in brightness from 5,200 to 7,000 lumens; as with all Epson 3-chip projectors they offer equal white and color brightness and immunity to rainbow artifacts. The PowerLite L520W displays a WXGA (1200x800) picture up to 280 inches. The other five of the long-throw projectors can display an image up to a maximum of 500 inches at WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution. To fit into a variety of situations, the projectors are capable of both 16:10 and ultra-wide 16:6 aspect ratios.
The two remaining projectors—the L630SU and L635SU—are short-throw that can display a WUXGA image up to 200 inches. They are designed for a variety of applications, including conference spaces without room for a long-throw projector, retail signage, and entertainment venues.
The new PowerLite L-series include 5GHz wireless and HDBaseT connectivity. All except the L520W and L520U have lens shift to ease placement possibilities. Available software tools add in the ability to edge blend, control and monitor the projectors remotely, and manage content.
The new projectors will be available in May 2021.