One of my favorite forms of entertainment is watching movies and concerts at home. The pandemic truly has changed the way we enjoy things. From attending movie premieres, I now find comfort in watching movies at home.
I mostly just watch and consume entertainment via my laptop. But if there is an easy way to upgrade my viewing experience, meaning a bigger and clearer screen, I am all for it.
I recently discovered the LUMOS RAY Projector.
LUMOS RAY Projector originates from Singapore and has gained popularity in Malaysia, and now the Philippines. It is an affordable solution for home cinema needs with its plug-and-play feature. LUMOS RAY Projector gives clear and vivid colors even at a short distance (perfect for those with small rooms or space).
As a minimalist, I want to make sure that every item I allow in our home brings value to our lives and is easy to take care of.
LUMOS RAY projector offers 2 options/version for different lifestyle and preferences:
REGULAR version (PHP 8,999): It requires an external input like a laptop/USB/TV box to display content.
SMART version (Php 11,999): It has its own operating system (Android OS). It is Wi-Fi enabled with Inbuilt Netflix/YouTube/Casting Apps/Playstore, Bluetooth and has keystone correction functions. It also supports external input like laptop/USB/TV box.
Unboxing: What’s Inside the Box?
I got a LUMOS RAY Smart Version and it includes the following:
LUMOS RAY SMART PROJECTOR unit
User Guide booklet
The Design and Specs
I love the simplicity and functionality of the design. The projector lens is located in front, with speakers on the side that produce Dolby Quality Audio. The power cord and output ports are located at the back panel. On the top part are the power button and the wheel knob for adjusting the projected screen. They are strategically located for easy access and use. The power button shows Red LED Light when on stand-by, and Blue LED Light when it is on.
There is also a handle made of soft leather-like material for easy handling when traveling or going on a staycation with friends. There is also a screw hole at the bottom for mounting the unit to a camera tripod.
For quick reference, here’s the LUMOS RAY Home Projector Specs:
- 1080p Resolution Support (Native 720p Bluray)
- 3000 Lumens
- 3000:1 Contrast Ratio
- Horizontal & Vertical Keystone Correction
- 50,000 Hours Life
- 16:9 / 4:3 Aspect Ratio
- 1.5-4.5M Projection Distances
- 1.35:1 Short Throw Ratio
- 4Ω3W x 2 (Dolby Audio Support) Speaker
- AV/HDMIx1/USBx1/Audio out Interfaces
- AC110-240, 50/60Hz Supply Power
- 60W Consumption
- 1.2 KG Weight
- 16 x 17 x 15 cm Dimension
- Android 9.0 OS (Operating System)
- RAM 1GB + ROM 8GB Memory & Storage
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Inbuilt Airplay/AirScreen app for iPhones & Samsung Phones. Miracast for Android phones
- Inbuilt Youtube, Netflix, App Play Store
Here is the device list that is compatible with LUMOS RAY:
- Gaming Consoles: PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, XBOX
- USB Accessories: Generic storage drives, Mouse, Keyboard
- Speakers: Alexa, Google Home & Soundbars
- Setup Boxes: Local Digital TV
- Streaming Devices: Amazon FireStick, Chromecast & Apple TV
Setting up the LUMOS RAY Projector
As I have the Smart version, I just need to plug in the power and I am ready to watch movies/videos.
I plugged the power cord, turned it on, connected to my WIFI, and signed in to my Netflix account.
It is that easy!
I have the option to download other streaming apps with LUMOS RAY’s 8 GB storage. But, I am sticking with my current subscription for now and managing my me-time. It is good to see that I have options for different streaming apps.
I had a great time catching up on my favorite contents – from BTS’ Suga’s new music to new Netflix documentaries. It is nice to enjoy these videos on a bigger screen. Surprisingly, the LUMOS RAY Home Projector gives a clear video output even in daylight. But its true strength is best experienced at the dark. It is powered with 720p HD clear resolution and high brightness of 3,000 Lumens which makes colors more vivid.
I only have a small space in my room (and living area outside my room), and I love that the LUMOS RAY Projector still gives me that home theater experience with a clear video and sound quality. A 3-meter distance can project an impressive 100-inch screen! The sound quality is loud and clear, and there is no need for me to connect a separate speaker.
I really like its minimalist look that matches my style. As it is easy to set up and keep, I am inspired to create a real entertainment room/area in our home.
I am excited to explore its other features, specifically, the Wireless Mirror Casting which mirrors apps and activities on my phone. It is perfect for playing mobile games, taking in calls, or sharing videos from your phone.
What I Love About the LUMOS RAY Projector
- Minimalist design. Simple, yet smart.
- Easy to set up (no additional wire or cables), and at the same time, portable and handy to bring to travels/presentations.
- Clear video output with vivid colors – even in daylight.
- Loud speakers to fill the room.
- Perfect for those with small spaces.
One of the things I wish to see as an improvement for the product is the inclusion of batteries for the remote control (took me a while to use it because I have to get the compatible batteries) and easier navigation to type using the remote control. A cover for the lens (or the whole unit) would be a good addition too, since the LUMOS RAY projector is also designed for travels.
The LUMOS RAY Home Cinema Projector is truly a game-changer when it comes to elevating our home theater experience at home. It is both smart and simple in the right ways. It is perfect for creating a home cinema experience at home (even for those with small spaces or tiny houses). It is easy to set-up and navigate, with endless possibilities on how you can use it – watching movies, playing games, sharing videos or presenting to clients.
The LUMOS RAY is priced at only Php 8,999 and the RAY Smart at Php 11,999 with 1-year local warranty.
Since its launch in the Philippines, the LUMOS RAY Projector brand has received many
satisfied user reviews on its website with hundreds of 5-star reviews.
The LUMOS RAY Home Cinema Projector is now available for purchase directly from LUMOS Projector via their website at https://www.lumosprojector.ph/ruthdelacruz