Advantage Electrol Review

Advantage Electrol Projection Screen Featuring Concealed Ceiling Installation

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The Advantage Electrol screen from Da-Lite is designed to be an out-of-the-way type screen being fully mounted in the ceiling, to the point where it even has a UL Plenum Rated case. Designed to be part of the “equation” before construction starts, the case for the Advantage can be installed into the ceiling during the rough-in stage of building, and then the fabric assembly can be installed once all the construction has been completed.

As the Da Lite Advantage Electrol is meant to look at-home in the ceiling, the aluminum case is finished in white, making it blend in equally well with ceiling tiles or gyprock/plasterboard. So whether you are looking for a hidden screen install for your home or office the Advantage will fit in nicely.

And the discreetness of the Advantage does not stop there, Da-Lite have equipped this particular screen with their patented in-the-roller motor mounting system, which ensures quiet operation at all times. But if you need even more discretion, there are options; you can get two different silent motors, one with integrated Low Voltage Control and one without, more on the options later.

Screen Shapes & Surfaces

When it comes to the surface and shape of your new DaLite Advantage Electrol, funnily enough there are four choices in both departments. As for the shape, aspect ratio or as Da-Lite like to call it, format, the choices are:

  • 1.33 or 4:3, in Da-Lite lingo: “Video Format”
  • 1.78 or 16:9, in Da-Lite speak: “HDTV Format”
  • 1.6 or 16:10, in Da-Lite lingo: “Wide Format”
  • 1:1, in Da-Lite speak: “Square or AV Format”

While you probably know what shape screen you want, as that is largely dictated by the type of projector you have, the size, while dependant on the size of the room and range of seating positions is certainly not a hard and fast choice. The Advantage is available in sizes ranging from 72” to 200” and changes with the four screen surfaces, which are:

  • Matte White
  • High Contrast Matte White
  • Video Spectra 1.5
  • High Power

Now short manufacturers names are great, but what do they actually mean, and which one is going to be able to overcome the particular issues in your projection environment to help you get the best quality image, every time? Well to give you a better idea on what each of the surfaces are good for, here is some more detail:

Matte White

One of the most versatile screen surfaces and a good choice for situations when presentation material is being projected and ambient light is controllable. Its surface evenly distributes light over a wide viewing area. Colors remain bright and life-like, with no shifts in hue. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 60° Gain: 1.0

High Contrast Matte White

Designed for moderate output DLP and LCD projectors. This screen surface is a great choice when video images are the main source of information being projected and where ambient light is moderately controlled. With its specially designed gray base material and reflective top surface, this screen material is able to provide very good black levels without sacrificing the white level output. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 50° Gain: 1.1

Video Spectra 1.5

This screen surface is specially designed with a reflective coating, which provides an increased amount of brightness with a moderately reduced viewing angle. The increased gain of this surface makes it suitable for environments where ambient lighting is uncontrollable and a projector with moderate light output is utilized. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 35° Gain: 1.5

High Power

A technological breakthrough, providing the reflectivity and optical characteristics of a traditional glass beaded surface with the ability to clean the surface when necessary. Its smooth textured surface provides the highest gain of all front projection screen surfaces with no resolution loss. The moderate viewing angle and its ability to reflect light back along the projection axis make this surface the best choice for situations where there is a moderate amount of ambient light and the projector is placed on a table-top or in the same horizontal viewing plane as the audience. Flame retardant and mildew resistant. Viewing Angle: 30° Gain: 2.4


Da-Lite Really Have Thought Of Everything


As with most quality products it is all the little un-seen things that make us the unit that ensure a happy user experience and Da-Lite are no exception to this rule. Below are all the ‘little’ things that go into making a top-of-the-line projector screen:

  • Rigid metal mounting roller
  • Heavy duty plastic end caps for slat bar
  • Specially designed motor mounted inside the roller
  • Three wire with ground
  • Quick reversal type
  • Oiled for life
  • Automatic thermal overload cutout
  • Integral gears
  • Electric brake to prevent coasting
  • Limit switches, preset but adjustable to automatically stop picture surface in the “up” and “down” position
  • Junction box, integrated into housing (possible to install the housing and wire to the building’s electrical system during construction)
  • Junction box, with a quick connect connector mounted in the housing for easy plug-in connection to the motorized fabric and roller assembly
  • Motorized fabric and roller assembly may be installed in the case at the factory or at a later time at the job site
  • Left or right-hand motor installation
  • Adjustable roller mounting brackets, allowing centering or offsetting of the screen within the case
  • Extruded aluminum screen case, white lightly textured powder coated
  • heavy gauge steel end caps, powder coated in white
  • Flame retardant and mildew resistant fiberglass Screen fabric
  • Black masking borders standard
  • Listed by Underwriters’ Laboratories
  • Three position control switch with cover plate
  • removable access door, bottom of case, extruded aluminum powder coated white.
  • Bottom of case self-trimming, with built-in flange
  • three-position control switch and cover plate
  • Suitable for use in environmental air space in accordance with section 300-22 (c) of the National Electric Code, and sections 2-128, 12-010 (3) and 12-100 of the Canadian Electrical Code, part 1, CSA C22.1
  • Listed by Underwriters’ Laboratories

Available Options


As mentioned before there are a number of options available on the Advantage Electrol, to ensure that it is going to be able to perform all those little extra tasks that make a projector screen fit in perfectly with your requirements. Here is the list you have to choose from:

  • Black “Extra Drop” to lower picture area more than normal. Maximum total drop 13′ including picture area.
  • White “Extra Drop” to lower picture area more than normal. Maximum total drop 13′ including picture area.
  • Single Motor Low Voltage Control (LVC), external.
  • Single Motor Low Voltage Control (LVC), built-in.
  • Radio Frequency Wireless Remote Control for LVC System.
  • Infrared Wireless Remote Control Unit for LVC System.
  • Locking Switch Cover Plate for 120V or 3-button (L.V.C.) switch.
  • Key Operated Switch for 120V only (NOTE: Cannot be used with low voltage system).
  • No Borders (Black masking borders standard).
  • 220 Volt (50 Hz) Motor.
  • Video Projector Interface Control.
  • Motor Extension Cord to allow a smaller fabric and roller assembly to be mounted into a larger case.
  • SCB-100 – RS-232 Serial Control Board, external.
  • NET-100 Ethernet-Serial Adapter (must be used with SCB-100)
  • SCB-100 – RS-232 Serial Control Board, built-in. Adds 10″ to overall length of case.
  • SCB-200 – RS-232 Serial Control Board. Adds 10″ to overall length of case.
  • NET-200 Ethernet Serial Adapter (must be used with SCB-200)
  • WC-200 Wall Controller (must be used with SCB-200)
  • IR-200 Infrared Remote (must be used with SCB-200)
  • Silent Motor for sizes up to 9′ x 12′.
  • Silent Motor with Integrated LVC for sizes up to 9′ x 12′.


Green Da-Lite

Da-Lite has always had being a responsible corporate citizen, and has wanted to set the example in the communities in which it has operated for over 100 years. Da-Lite have taken this corporate citizenry to the next level by meeting a number of Green initiatives, one from the U.S. Green Building Council and another from the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.

With the U.S. Green Building Council program the screens are assessed to show how much recycled material they contain. The amount depends on the screen size and format but the percentage of recycled material in the screen can range from 26% to 50% in all but the wide 16:10 format screens.

The GREENGUARD program takes the lead in low emitting products and materials , and Da-Lite has been certified under certification number 90068. In addition to the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification, the Institute has also certified Da-Lite for their GREENGUARD Children and Schools program under citification numbers 90068-01 through 90068-26.

Da-Lite also has their Da-Lite Screen Green Exchange program. With this program Da-Lite responsibly takes care of end-of-life screens by offering to recycle old screens that have been replaced with a new Da-Lite screen.


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