You think that once you have a project and a project mount, it would be easy to install them on your ceiling. You attach the mounting plate to the extension pole and attach the assembly to the ceiling. But you have to think again because you have many things to consider before you accomplish the task, mainly if you are doing it yourself.
You have to think about the type of ceiling you have, the kind of mount, the model of your projector, ventilation, and the throw distance.
Considering the issues
It is safe to assume that although some of the things are common, they have some unique features that you may or may not know.
Type of ceiling
Most people will take the ceiling for granted. By definition, a ceiling is a finished interior surface covering the underside of the floor of the storey above or roof structure. The ceiling does have different forms. A cathedral is a high-rise ceiling. A suspended or drop ceiling is a secondary ceiling that you often see in many offices and modern homes, which creates a void between the structural (main) ceiling to hide ductwork, wiring, and piping. A suspended ceiling improves acoustics, ventilation, thermal control, and lighting. A structural ceiling is a covered ceiling that is usually about eight feet high.
Type of mount
Like the ceiling itself, a projector ceiling mount could be a suspended ceiling kit, round ceiling adapter, or a cathedral ceiling adapter. The type of mount determines how close you can install the projector to the ceiling. Flush mounting your projector, which leaves a gap of around four or six inches between the ceiling and the projector is all right when you have a suspended or structural ceiling. When you have a cathedral ceiling, you should suspend the projector using the ceiling mount’s extension pole to drop the projector to the proper height of the screen.
Model of the projector
You should know the specific model of the projector so that you can choose the right projector mount. The mounting holes on a dedicated projector mount correspond to the mounting holes of the specific projector model. A universal projector mount fits different projector models.
The throw distance determines the size of the image ”thrown” by the projector. The image size depends on how far the projector is from the screen. Check the throw chart that comes with the projector so that you’ll know how far back you should mount the projector on the ceiling.
The projector has a built-in cooling system. The manufacturer usually recommends that there should be enough space around the unit to ensure proper ventilation. The usually recommended space is a radius of about three feet.
Consider these items to help you mount the projector on your ceiling correctly. The features of the ceiling projector mount help you to adjust the picture right on the screen. If you’re installing the projector in a public area, see to it that you secure the unit.
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