Epson Projector Promotions

Epson Projector Promotions

Epson have two fantastic projector promotions available through Q4 FY20 (January – March 2021)

Please see below details

**Upgrade your EB-685W to the interactive EB-685Wi free of charge! **

Epson Innovative pen-interactive teaching solution with a large scalable screen of up to 100 inches, designed to enhance collaborative learning.

· *HD-ready WXGA resolution

· *3,500-lumen image

· *Dual pen interactivity

· *Optional wireless connectivity

**Epson will offer free Wall Mount and Finger Touch Unit (FTU) new units of EB-700 series for Q4 (January -March 2021)**

On the new units EB-700 series they now ship without the Wall Mount and Finger Touch Unit (FTU) as they are now optional. We will offer them free of charge during Q4 so that’s another great offer for the quarter.

ELPMB62 Wall Mount is required by all EB-700 series models (unless they are replacing an old Epson UST)
The FTU is compatible only with the interactive models (725Wi and 735Fi)

Please email ‘[email protected]’  if you have any questions.

Projector Blog: Benefits of a projector over a TV

Projector Blog: Benefits of a projector over a TV

The pro’s and Con’s of a projector vs a television

A common comparison of a large TV and a projector. Which should you choose? What are the major differences?

The Pro’s of projector vs a TV

The biggest difference is size. A projector will give you a massive 100+” image. Many people use 120” and even 140” images. Although a 75” TV sounds like it is only a little bit smaller being a diagonal measurement is makes a whole lot of difference with every inch increase. The bottom line is the projector give you’re a more immersive picture filling your field of view making for better entertainment.

For the same reason people go to a cinema for the big screen big sound no interuptions experience a projector offers the scale which makes the movie or sporting even a little more special larger than life.

What are the con’s of a projector vs a TV?

There is a little bit more setup initially if you are installing it on the ceiling. You would have to cable it up if you are after a screen and the big home theatre speakers that would have to be added as well. Many people are saving on the accessories by getting a basic sound bar as the speaker system and projecting onto a white wall.

Light is the major consideration. Although modern projectors do not need a pitch black room they will benefit from a decent set of curtains and a dimmed down room. Though not many people sit down to a movie at noon with all the house light on, this is the major drawback of projectors where you have to have a little bit of light control.

 

EB-536Wi

EB-536Wi

The EB-536Wi delivers superior-quality images and a host of additional features as standard to give users more for their money. Ideal for classrooms or small meeting rooms, this projector can be wall or ceiling mounted. It also includes a range of interactive features, including a fast-syncing pen for precise writing, which are available to use straight out of the box.

High-quality image

Complete with our 3LCD technology, the EB-536Wi displays superior-quality, bright images with more accurate colours. The image can be seen even in brightly-lit rooms thanks to an equally high white and colour light output. Image detail is clear thanks to a high contrast ratio and our new short throw lens means sharper images and improved focus.

More value for your money

The lamp in the EB-536Wi now lasts up to 10,000 hours in eco mode. The projector even conserves power during presentations by automatically adjusting the light output depending on the content. The A/V mute function pauses the presentation and dims the lamp by 70% to conserve energy while the projector is not in use. The projectors’ built-in 16w speaker means audio content can be played directly through the projector, without the need for additional external speakers. The microphone input transforms the projector into a PA system, meaning presenters can be easily heard in a classroom environment.

Easy to use interactivity

Driverless installation and auto calibration makes setting up the EB-536Wi quick and easy. The EB-536Wi features dual pen capability, meaning two users can annotate across the entire screen area simultaneously using separate attributes1. The interactive pens are now also faster-syncing and more accurate for smooth, precise writing. Easy Interactive Tools software provides users with a wide-range of interactive features.

Key Features

  • Exceptional image quality: Epson’s 3LCD technology displays brighter images and more accurate colours
  • Equally high white and colour light output: Screen can be seen clearly even in brightly-lit rooms
  • Clearer detail: Increased contrast ratio of 16,000:1
  • Short throw ratio frees up workspace: Projects a larger image in a shorter distance
  • Longer lamp life means low TCO: 10,000 hours in eco mode / 5,000 hours in normal mode
A Comparison of Different Epson Short Throw Projectors

A Comparison of Different Epson Short Throw Projectors

The Epson short throw projector has become one of the most famous projectors that are used in classrooms and offices. Being a rather popular brand, Epson has a number of models available in the market. The following list of Epson short throw projectors has been collated to offer you the basic comparison of the different projector models available at present.

Why Epson Has Become a Popular Brand

With a classroom-friendly design, these ultra-short throw projectors blend in with their surroundings, even when they have been mounted on the wall. Other advantages of the range of Epson short throw projectors are that they are non-blinding, even when you stand directly in front of the screen, and that they help significantly in reducing shadow interference. In fact, these projectors can also project vertically downward.

Epson interactive projector

List of Epson Short Throw Projectors

The Epson EB-530

The EB-530 delivers superior-quality images and a host of additional features as standard to give users more for their money. Ideal for classrooms or small meeting rooms, this projector can be wall or ceiling mounted or placed on a table close to the wall to free-up more workspace.

The Epson EB-575We

This is an ultra-short throw model that is perfect for the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom of today. The Epson EB-575We delivers dynamic images and has a great widescreen WXGA resolution. The projector features 2700 lumens of colour brightness and white brightness, has a longer lamp life (up to 10,000 hours on ECO mode), includes a 16W built in speaker, and can be controlled remotely.

This projector makes it very easy for people to share lessons, and the moderator software available with it helps you share, manage, control, and even compare work from different devices at the same time. You can connect up to 50 devices in one go on the projector.

The Epson EB-575Wie

The EB-575Wie Epson short throw projector is an interactive product that also offers simultaneous dual-pen functionality. It allows the teachers and the students to add notes at the same time. The pen design also includes selectable function side buttons that allow you to control the projector functions, like switching sources, volume control, etc. The projector comes with Multi-PC projection software that lets up to 50 devices connect to the projector. There is also a moderator function that helps manage and control the displayed images.

Similar to the EB-575We, the EB-575Wie also features 2700 lumens of colour brightness and white brightness, long lamp life, and a 16W built in speaker.

The Epson EB-585Wi

The EB-585Wi is another popular interactive ultra-short throw projector by Epson. This one is equipped with 3,300 lumens white brightness and colour brightness, offering better and brighter images. The projector is also equipped with the latest and most enhanced PC interactive software and features an intuitive user interface and enhanced interactive features.

This model too comes with the simultaneous dual pen functionality where the pen has selectable function side buttons. This projector too can connect with up to 50 devices at a time.

The Epson EB-595Wi

The Epson EB-595Wi is the world’s first 3 LCD, touch-enabled, interactive projector. With its touch and pen-based interactivity, the projector takes kinaesthetic learning to a new level. It is very simple to draw and collaborate via familiar and intuitive gestures. This projector too has dual pen functionality and can incorporate gestures from up to 6 fingers.

The Moderator software allows simultaneous sharing of work via multiple devices, and offers 3300 lumens of colour brightness and white brightness.

How to Replace a Projector Lamp

First things first: gather the necessary tools. A screwdriver and a cloth.

Luckily, you’ll mostly only need a manual screwdriver to remove the panel. You will also want to have a soft, non-abrasive cloth handy to help avoid any contact with your fingers and the lamp assembly. A Micro-Fiber cloth is highly recommended, and widely available from most supermarkets.

how to Replace-a-Projector-Lamp

Step 1:

Turn off TV or Projector. After the unit has cooled down properly, remove the power cord from the outlet and the unit completely.

Step 2:

Remove the bulp compartment door. The lamp compartment on projectors is usually located underneath the projector unit. Remove the screws and the lamp compartment door should lift off nicely.

Step 3:

Remove the lamp assembly. Be carefull and pull out the lamp assembly. Disconnect any power cords that may still be connected to the lamp assembly. Put the bulb to one side for recycling.

Step 4:

Clean the lamp compartment. Dust gets everywhere and while you have the projector open, use a soft cloth or micro-fiber cleaning cloth to remove any loose dust from the lamp compartment.

Step 5:

Insert the new lamp. Carefully re-connect power cables to the new lamp  and slide the new lamp into the compartment in the same way that the original lamp came out.

Step 6:

Replace lamp compartment door. Set the lamp compartment door back into place and securely screw in the door without screwing it in too tightly.

Step 7:

Reset the lamp timer. Instructions on how to do this should be covered by the instruction manual. You’re Done! Enjoy your projector again and make sure you have a backup lamp handy in case the lights go out unexpectedly.

How to Avoid Buying Fake Projectors Online

How to Avoid Buying Fake Projectors Online

In this day and age, it is not uncommon to encounter fake products, so it’s no surprise that there now exists a market for counterfeit projectors and projector bulbs. These projectors are very convincing replicas in all aspects, apart than the actual functioning side of things!

While shopping for projectors online, it is imperative that customers make purchases from reputable projector websites and not from sites such as eBay or Amazon. These websites make it far too easy for sellers of fake products to get their products online and make money from inexperienced buyers.

The sad truth is that you might not know that the product you purchased is a fake until it arrives at your door, and by then it turns into a lot of hassle to try and return your product and get a refund. The internet is full of scam artists eager to make a quick buck.

To avoid something like this happening to you, there are a few things that you can look out for when buying a projector online. Here are our top 6 tips to consider when buying a projector:

The Price

If the price seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Projectors are not cheap products to purchase as they contain complicated technology that cannot be reproduced easily or cheaply. There is a constant R&D process behind the technology to ensure that the best products get to the market.

It’s a red flag when you read a product description for a projector with 1000 lumens priced for €100. This is impossibly cheap and not real, and if this was the actual case, then the seller would be losing hundreds of euros with every sell. On top of this, we can pretty much guarantee you that this projector does in fact not have 1000 lumens and will have a very dull image with low resolution.

The Reviews

Read the product reviews. In this day and age, consumers are running rampant with reviewing products and services. A simple and quick way to see if a product is counterfeit is to read the reviews from previous buyers. If you see a lot of complaints and negative comments on a product, it’s probably not the real deal and you should steer clear.

If you have already purchased a projector that you suspect is a fake product, there are a few tell-tale signs you should look for:

Fixed Focus

A lot of Amazon and eBay products state they have fixed focus. Although this sounds like a positive descriptor, what it actually means is that the projector needs to be an exact distance away from the projector screen for it to be in focus. If it is any closer or further away, then you have a blurry image. This is not an ideal situation if you have a limited amount of space for the projector.

Cost

If the price of the projector is less than €100, then forget about it. Even a low quality, low lumen projector will still begin to retail at around €150.

Warning Signs

Not only are fake projectors bad quality, but they are also extremely dangerous. If you read a product description for a fake projector that says ‘turn off after 2-3 hours to avoid overheating’, this is a huge red flag. This is the company warning you that this machine is prone to overheating and possibly catching fire. Remember that these products are made with the cheapest in materials and are not reliable when it comes to safety.

On top of counterfeit projectors being dangerous and unreliable, there is also no guarantee attached to a projector bought from eBay or Amazon like there would be when purchasing from reputable companies such as Lightmeup.ie who are accredited and experienced Epson resellers. Epson states that their products are “covered by warranty against defects in workmanship and materials when operated under normal use and handling conditions, as indicated in the product documentation”.

The best way to avoid fake projectors entirely is to ensure you are purchasing your products from a reputable source. And although Amazon and eBay are great for purchasing everyday products and services, when it comes to technology, you should be careful who you trust.

At LightMeUp.ie, we pride ourselves in being able to give our customers the very best products, and the very best service. We are also specialists in the maintenance and servicing of all makes and models of projectors, so when you buy from us, we will always be by your side to help with any issue that might arise. We offer a 4-hour response time to calls within the Dublin region.  And for all other calls outside of Dublin, we offer next day servicing.

Shop online for Epson projectors here or contact us today at [email protected] for more information.

Call our #TeamLMU at 01 4097034 for a consultation if you are not sure what projector will fit your needs.  There are short throw, ultra-short throw (interactive projectors), medium throw and long throw projectors.  Some are mobile, some can be ceiling or wall mounted and the lumens strength is a key factor in determining the right solution for the space required to ensure it’s fit for purpose.

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