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LED projectors are not anywhere near 2000+ lumens for under 1k. Most of them are under 600 lumens. Also, we are still stuck at 720p in that price range for LED. Even when LED's come down in price and the lower cost 1080p models hit the shelves, we are still going to be looking at sub-1000 lumen best modes (probably sub-500 mostly).
Heck, there aren't even really many standard home theater projectors that can do 2000+ lumens under $1k. There are a few but mostly crossover or 720p units, certainly none that do it in a best mode.
You'd be better off with a Viewsonic Pro8200, it can do around 1500+ lumens near best mode, technically about 1300 in a pure best mode.
The lamp lasts a VERY long time, I have 2000 hours on the lamp and I can still get 800+ lumens out of it. Get you a gain screen and pair it with a bright DLP, and you will be good to go and if lucky you may get 4000-6000 hours out of a lamp, or more. It is well under $1000, so you will have enough to buy a spare lamp as well, that means 5000-10,000+ hours for around $1,000.