"Acer PH530 Projector Brightness
In best mode - Theater - out of the box, the PH530 put out a low to average 382 lumens. After grayscale adjustment, that dropped insignificantly to 375 lumens.
In low power (lamp in eco-mode), the Acer drops to 297 lumens.
In Bright mode, the Acer was basically right on its 1000 lumen claim, with a measurement of 997 lumens. In Video mode, it dropped to 808 lumens, and when grayscale balanced for best TV viewing, it was slightly lower at 782 lumens."
They only measured the 350 lumens or so in theater mode. Bright mode put out the regular 1K lumens as advertised. Since this pj will be 95% sports viewing I'll be leaving it on white and then dialing it back a little to fix the white crush.