For Teaching, Colorado Church Turns to Vivitek Laser Projectors

Church expands projection capabilities from a single, lamp-based projector, by adding three single-chip DLP laser projectors from Vivitek.

For Teaching, Colorado Church Turns to Vivitek Laser Projectors
At Radiant Church's Central Campus, (one of three Radiant locations in the state) it opted to expand from having a sole lamp-based projector, by adding three Vivitek laser projectors. In addition, a trio of Da-Lite projection screens were installed and paired with the new projectors. The upgraded system was initially introduced to Radiant’s congregation during a service on June 4.

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For Teaching, Colorado Church Turns to Vivitek Laser Projectors

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – For churches looking to expand their projection capabilities, laser is becoming an increasingly intriguing option.

For the Radiant Church, at its Central Campus, following an installation in late May, it went from one to four projectors in its worship space, after adding three single-chip DLP laser projectors.

While the campus (one of three Radiant locations in the state) previously had a projection system, it opted to expand from having a sole lamp-based projector, by adding three Vivitek laser projectors. In addition, a trio of Da-Lite projection screens were installed and paired with the new projectors. The upgraded system was initially introduced to Radiant’s congregation during a service on June 4.

Among the major changes implemented is the positioning of the three new screens, dramatically different from the prior setup. The original center screen, for example, is still situated at the back of the worship space’s stage. The two new side screens, each 11-1/2 feet wide by 6 feet (the Da-Lite Tensioned Contour Electrol model), and the new, larger center screen, 18 feet by 10 feet (the Da-Lite Tensioned Professional Electrol model), though, have been set toward the front of the stage.

The projectors paired with the three new screens include a pair of Vivitek DU8090Z DLP laser projectors for the outside screens, each offering 8,000 lumens and WUXGA resolution (1920x1200). Serving as the center projector is a Vivitek DU8190, which provides 10,000 lumens of brightness (along with WUXGA resolution), noted Radiant’s Worship and Media Pastor Dustin Guthrie.

The reason that the church went with one higher lumen projector, explained Guthrie, was because of “the bigger screen and the bigger throw.” And in opting to go with Vivitek, he added, “they had a really solid warranty. We also wanted to get the most bang for the buck, since we were buying three at once … it was a big investment.”

Helping to determine the right equipment for the space and complete the install was integrator Sight and Sound, also based in Colorado Springs. The church found it extremely beneficial to “have a quick demo of the 8,000 lumen model projector. We wanted to know what we were getting into, before pulling the trigger,” said Guthrie.

For the church and the integrator, this was not the first time they had partnered on a project. Co-owner Kristoffor Johnson, who regularly attends services at Radiant, for example, had previously worked with the church on an AV installation project at another of the church’s locations.


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