Nothing creates more problems for projection than a large space with a lot of uncontrolled ambient light.

Modern houses of worship are prime examples. Even if the overhead lights can be controlled, there’s still all that daylight pouring in through the windows to consider. In these spaces, ambient light is projection’s Kryptonite, washing out images and making it hard to read lyrics or sermon notes.

Unless you follow the example of St. Paul’s Wolf’s Evangelical Covenant Church in York, Pennsylvania. In an effort to provide clarity of message to its congregants, the church decided an AV overhaul was in order. They contacted Reynolds AV of East Berlin, Pennsylvania.

The Reynolds team quickly recognized that St. Paul’s Wolf’s concerns about ambient light were well-founded. Fortunately, Reynold’s had just the right solution: one of Draper’s ambient light-rejecting TecVision projection surfaces.

Reynolds chose MS1000X ALR for this particular job. Although there are Draper TecVision solutions that reject up to 82% of ambient light, Reynolds was concerned about narrow viewing angles that can come with higher ALR numbers. MS1000X ALR rejects 73% of ambient light, but features much wider viewing angles than other ALR surfaces, meaning that people all around the sanctuary can enjoy a clear image. The entire TecVision line is ISF-certified for color accuracy, so St. Paul’s Wolf’s can also be sure that graphics will look exactly as intended.

Reynolds installed a Draper Premier electric screen to lower the TecVision surface down into the sanctuary. When not required, the viewing surface disappears into the case, hidden behind the opening of the chancel area.

Draper’s TecVision MX1000X ALR rendered the Kryptonite of ambient light harmless, so the people of St. Paul’s Wolf’s can now worship with clarity.

To learn more about this installation, click here to read an article from Systems Contractor News Magazine.

To check out all of our TecVision ambient light-rejecting solutions, click here and use the “Surface Family” filter to select ALR surfaces.

To read another case study where Reynolds and Draper came to the rescue, click here.

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