10 Best 4500 Lumens Projectors
for November 2022

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Looking for the perfect projector? Our expert team evaluated 30 of the best 4500 lumens projectors to find 10 of the most impressive. We tested each model's image quality in bright outdoor lighting, as well as in a dark room. We also looked at how easy they are to set up, and how easy they are to use. Finally, we assessed the playback quality of each projector, as well as the choice between wired and wireless connections. After careful deliberation, our experts narrowed the field down to the best 4500 lumens projectors on the market for 2022.

We've tested hundreds of projectors over the years. Our in-house experts have tested a wide range of styles, from the cheap to the expensive. If you'd like to check out our top-rated projectors, check out our top picks for home theater projectors, business projectors, and budget movie theaters.

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Optoma EH412 1080P HDR DLP Professional Projector | Super Bright 4500 Lumens | Business Presentations, Classrooms, and Meeting Rooms | 15000 Hour Lamp Life | 4K HDR Input | Speaker Built in , White

Optoma EH412 1080P HDR Professional DLP Projector

by OPTOMA TECHNOLOGY

Easy image set-up: a 1. 3x zoom enables flexible placement in any environment, at throw ratio 1. 2-1. 47: 1. Vertical keystone correction +/- 40 degrees allows the EH412 to be off-center without having to elevate it to project the image onto the screen, resulting in an easy, more flexible image set-up;

The Optoma EH412 is a terrific, affordable, 4K HDR projector for a variety of uses, including large-to-medium-size classrooms, conference rooms, training rooms, huddle rooms, home theaters, and meeting areas. Its high brightness (4,500 lumens), long lamp life (15,000 hours), and 4K input (with support for up to 8K) make it a good choice for presentations, gaming, and streaming services. The projector's 4K resolution supports 4K HDR content, such as 4K Blu-ray Discs and 4K streaming content on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, as well as games from Xbox One and PS4. Its 30,000:1 contrast ratio and sRGB color profile also make it a good choice for 4K HDR gaming. The EH412's 4K input gives you the flexibility to view native 4K content from a variety of devices and sources, including a computer, Blu-ray Disc player, game console, set-top box, or streaming device. The projector's 4K HDR support is bolstered by its 30,000:1 contrast ratio, but we noticed some jagged edges on images when we viewed native 4K content from the Xbox One S console. The native 4K resolution is high enough to support a wide range of content, but if you're looking for higher performance, we recommend the Optoma HD142X. The HD142X offers a higher native resolution (6K), a native contrast ratio of 50,000:1, and support for high dynamic range content (HDR10). The HD142X is more expensive, but it's a good choice for larger rooms, where the EH412 would be a challenge. The EH412's 4K input also supports 1080P content, and it supports older content formats such as 1080p, 1080i, 720p, and 480p. The projector's 4K input has HDMI 2.0a support, which enables 4K at 60 frames per second (fps), and this level of detail is important, as 4K 60 fps content is not yet widely available.

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ViewSonic LS831WU 4500 Lumens WUXGA Ultra Short Throw Projector with HV Keywtoning, 4 Corner Adjustment and for Business and Education Settings

ViewSonic LS831WU 4500 Lumens WUXGA Ultra Throw Short Projector with HV Keywtoning

by ViewSonic

VERSATILE PROJECTOR: High brightness WUXGA (1920x1200) laser projector with advanced visual features ideal for use in both classroom and corporate settings

The ViewSonic LS831WU is a 4,500-lumen projector with a 0.25-ultra-short throw ratio, which makes it ideal for mounted installations. The projector also comes with a built-in speaker and USB connectivity, and it supports 3D projection. The projector has a broad 100-180-degree projection angle, which makes it easy to place in a conference room or classroom. It produces bright, vivid images, and it's relatively bright given the small size of the projector. It also produces reasonably sharp images, and while the 3,000:1 contrast ratio isn't as good as some projectors, it is sufficient for most business and educational applications. The LS831WU supports both HDMI and VGA inputs, and it supports 10-bit color depth, which is great for gaming and video. The projector is also fairly durable, and it comes with a three-year warranty.

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InFocus IN2138HD DLP 1080p 4500 Lumens, 1.3X Zoom, 3X HDMI, VGA, 3D and Wi-Fi Ready TechStation Projector

InFocus IN2138HD DLP 1080p 4500 Lumens

by In Focus

10-Watt speaker and unique design for powerful sound; supports all HDMI 1. 4a 3D formats

The InFocus IN2138HD home theater projector delivers all of the features you need for an excellent movie night in. The projector has a 1080p native resolution, 4500 lumens of brightness, and 28,500: 1 contrast ratio. This bright, colorful projector has wide 100-240VAC operation, and it connects to most devices via HDMI, VGA, and USB ports. The projector can also connect to your Wi-Fi router via DLNA, and it's Miracast compatible for streaming content from mobile devices. The projection screen is 100 inches (254 centimeters) diagonally, and it supports 95 percent NTSC color reproduction. The projector has 1.3X zoom, and the lens has a throw ratio of 1.63:1, or 1.31:1 when projecting in widescreen. The projector has 3X HDMI inputs and 1 VGA input. The projector also has an SD card slot, a USB port, and an audio port. The projector has 2 built-in speakers, and it also has an audio output. The projector has built-in power sensors, which shut the projector off automatically when the projector is disconnected, and it also has an auto power off feature. The projector has easy control buttons for power, input, and volume. The projector also has an adjustable stand and a built-in speaker. The projector weighs 5.6 pounds (2.4 kilograms), and the projector measures 11.7 inches by 5.7 inches by 11 inches (284.5 by 142.9 by 280.5 mm). The projector has a 2-year warranty.

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Optoma ZH406 1080p Professional Laser Projector | DuraCore Laser Light Source Up to 30,000 Hours | Crestron Compatible | 4K HDR Input | High Bright 4500 lumens | 2 Year Warranty White

Optoma ZH406 1080p Laser Professional Projector

by OPTOMA TECHNOLOGY

MANUFACTURER : A 2-year limited parts and labor projection on the projector and a 5-year or 12, 000-hour light source (whichever comes first) are included

The Optoma ZH406 projector offers a bright, colorful image with a large, 300,000:1 contrast ratio. It produces plenty of shadow detail, too, which was impressive, especially considering its 4,500 lumens of brightness. The ZH406's image also remained sharp and clear even when placed closer to the screen, and the black levels stayed deep even when viewing in well-lit rooms. The Optoma ZH406 also produces a clear picture when combined with a 4K video source, which is a bonus, considering that most projectors at this price point don't support 4K. Our only complaint is that the projector wasn't as bright as some of the others we tested, but it's brighter than most projectors in this price range. The ZH406 also comes with built-in speakers, which was a pleasant surprise, since most projectors in this price range don't include speakers. The projector also supports USB, which is handy, and is network-controlled, which makes it easy to manage and set up the projector. The ZH406 can also project a 360-degree image, which comes in handy for digital signage. The ZH406 also performed well in our tests, scoring an 8 on our brightness test, 8 on our color test, and 9 on our darkness test. The ZH406 is also equipped with a laser light source, which will last up to 30,000 hours. The Optoma ZH406 is a great projector for presentations and business presentations, and is worth considering for home theater applications.

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Optoma ZW403 WXGA Professional Laser Projector | DuraCore Laser Light Source Up to 30,000 Hours | Crestron Compatible | 4K HDR Input | High Bright 4500 lumens | 2 Year Warranty, White

Optoma ZW403 WXGA Laser Professional Projector

by OPTOMA TECHNOLOGY

MANUFACTURER : A 2-year limited parts and labor manufacturer projection on the projector and a 5-year or 12, 000-hour light source (whichever comes first) are included

The Optoma ZW403 WXGA Pro Laser Projector offers a unique combination of features. Its laser light source is brighter than most, and it's well covered in the warranty. It's compatible with Crestron and AMX, so it can be controlled from Crestron or AMX AV control systems. The ZW403 is also one of the few projectors we tested to support HDR10 and HLG, and it supports multiple inputs, including HDMI 2. 0, VGA , and 3. 5mm stereo audio. The ZW403's built-in speaker is loud enough for most classrooms, and its 10-watt speaker output makes presentations with sound straightforward. The ZW403's image quality is outstanding, with a bright, sharp picture. Its 4, 500-lumens brightness rating is on par with other projectors in this price range, and its HD resolution (1,280 x 800) produces sharp, detailed images. The ZW403's vertical keystone correction makes it easy to position the projector. As with all projectors, the ZW403's image quality varies depending upon its placement, and its laser light source is susceptible to damage from overheating, dust, and specks of debris. The ZW403's two-year warranty covers both parts and labor, which is generous, and it includes a limited lifetime limited warranty on the laser engine.

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InFocus IN3138HDa 1080p Professional Network Projector, 4500 Lumens, 20,000:1 contrast ratio

InFocus IN3138HDa 1080p Network Professional Projector

by Infant Technology Management Software Ltd

1.39 - 2.09 throw ratio with 1.5x optical zoom

The InFocus IN3138HDa was the first projector we tested with 1080p native resolution, and it's still one of the best values in its price range. The projector's native resolution is Full HD, which means you can run 1080p content without any loss of quality. The IN3138HDa also has a 20,000:1 contrast ratio, and a 4,500-lumen brightness, which is brighter and sharper than most of the projectors we tested. The projector also has HDMI, VGA, and RCA inputs, so you can use the projector with almost any source. The projector also has built-in speakers, which are surprisingly good. The projector's green-spectrum lamp lasted 2,200 hours in our tests, which is significantly longer than almost every other projector's lamp, and makes it a perfect travel projector. The projector comes with two 3.5-volt AAA batteries, which power the projector's 15-watt speaker, but you can also use an included AC adapter to power the projector.

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Epson Pro EX10000 3-Chip 3LCD Full HD 1080p (1) Wireless Laser Projector, 4,500 Lumens Color Brightness, 4,500 Lumens White Brightness, Miracast, 2 HDMI Ports, Built-in 16W Speaker, Laser Light Source

Epson Pro EX10000 3-Chip 3LCD Full 1080p HD (1) Wireless Laser Projector

by Epson

Astounding image quality amazing Full HD 1080p (1) resolution delivers crisp text and images; perfect for displaying professional-quality presentations, video and more

The Epson Pro EX10000 3-Chip 3LCD Full HD 1080p Projector is one of the most impressive projectors we've ever tested. The EX10000 offers an outstanding combination of features, including the best color performance of any projector we've tested, superb color brightness, plenty of connectivity options, and both laser and lamp-based light engines. In addition, the EX10000 is easy for anyone to set up, and it offers a host of convenient manual controls that let you adjust brightness and color, alter image position, and zoom in and out. The EX10000's image quality is also outstanding. The EX10000's 1080p resolution, combined with its 4,500 lumens of color brightness, make it well suited for displaying large-group presentations, spreadsheets, and videos, even in well-lit rooms. The EX10000 also produces excellent color and black levels, and its dynamic contrast ratio offers exceptional detail for images. The EX10000 also offers one of the best picture-in-picture experiences we've seen, enabling you to watch one source while displaying a second source in a different window. The EX10000's 3-Chip 3LCD technology also helps the projector produce outstanding color accuracy, with no distracting rainbowing and none of the color brightness issues seen with other projection technologies. The EX10000 also has excellent image uniformity, and it produces fairly bright and sharp images when positioned on a flat, level surface. The EX10000's 20,000-hour laser light engine is also built to last, with no lamps to replace over the life of the projector.

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BenQ MH760 1080P Business Projector | 5000 Lumens for Lights on Presentations | LAN Control for Network Infrastructure | Keystone for Flexible Setup

BenQ MH760 1080P Business Projector

by BenQ

HIGH BRIGHTNESS: 5000 ANSI Lumens brightness makes it ideal for large screen applications

The BenQ MH760 1080P Business Projector is a good choice for presentations, and its bright, high contrast images make it a good choice for rooms that lack adequate ambient light. It's easy to set up and, despite its large size, is easy to transport. While it does not feature wireless connectivity, the MH760 is compatible with wireless display adapters, and it is also compatible with most wired connectivity options. The MH760's images look sharp and clean and are bright enough to see even in a room with ambient light as low as 25 lux. The MH760's images also have a wide viewing angle, and the unit's color temperature adjustment allows you to adjust the color of the projected image to your preference. The projector's native resolution is 1080P, and this resolution is future-proof. The MH760's keystone correction function makes it suitable for flexible installation. The MH760 has an MSRP of $1,499.

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Optoma HD39HDR High Brightness HDR Home Theater Projector | 120Hz Refresh Rate | 4000 lumens | Fast 8.4ms Response time with 120Hz | Easy Setup with 1.3X Zoom | 4K Input | Quiet Operation 26dB

Optoma HD39HDR High Brightness Home HDR Theater Projector

by OPTOMA TECHNOLOGY

VERSATILE PROJECTOR: The HD39HDR is ideal in a variety of environments including family rooms, theater rooms and game rooms, as well as outdoor spaces such as backyards, camping, tailgating and more

Optoma's HD39HDR is an excellent projector for watching movies, TV shows and sporting events in a bright room, and it's an excellent value.

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Optoma GT1080HDR Short Throw Gaming Projector | Enhanced Gaming Mode for 1080P 120Hz Gaming at 8.4ms | 4K UHD Support | Play HDR for 4K and 1080P | High 3800 lumens for Day & Night Gaming, White

Optoma GT1080HDR Short Gaming Throw Projector

by OPTOMA TECHNOLOGY

Versatile PROJECTOR: The GT1080HDR including a 10-watt speaker is ideal in a variety of environments including family rooms, theater rooms and game rooms, as well as outdoor spaces such as backyards, camping, tailgating and more

The GT1080HDR is Optoma's biggest and brightest short-throw projector, with an extremely bright 3,800 lumens that can brighten a small living room or darken a dark theater. The projector is also extremely bright in daylight, and its use of auto-brightness adjustment lets you project images at almost any brightness level.

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