The NEC NP-MC382W claims a bright 3,800 lumens, which is plenty for environments that have uncontrollable light conditions, such as many K-12 classrooms, and business environments like conference rooms and boardrooms. This projector beat its claim, and at at mid-zoom! I was particularly impressed by this, as most projectors will fall up to 25% below their claim. High-bright, when measured at mid-zoom, came in at 4,050 lumens. The same mode, when measured at full wide angle, came in at 4,902 lumens.
Now, you already know from the previous page that High-Bright is a mode only to be used in the most dire of ambient light circumstances due to its strong green-yellow tinge. Presentation is the next brightest mode, and has significantly improved color over High-Bright. This mode measured at 3,314 lumens at mid-zoom.
The reason we have provided the measurements at mid-zoom is because this is how a typical installation would need to position the projector – at a point where the lens is zoomed in a bit. The more you zoom in, the less lumens are put out. Even still, 3,314 lumens should be enough to combat the kind of ambient light seen in most classrooms, conference rooms, and boardrooms.