Better light for the screen Working with BenQ ScreenBar Halo

— In partnership with BenQ —

You probably don’t know this, but I’m quite sensitive to lack of light. I need it to be well lit, especially when I’m working or cooking, otherwise it gives me the creeps.

Of course, when I work in my office, I have the light bulb in the ceiling that comes on a little bit, but it wasn’t enough. Until BenQ sent me their Halo screen bar.

To introduce you to the thing, it’s an LED bar that sits very simply on top of the screen and allows me to illuminate my desk and keyboard.

This completely replaces the old desk lamp that has been sitting by the screen for a long time and taking up a lot of space without really lighting up well. And again, that is if you have a large desktop.

So, taking up no more space than a USB port (or USB socket), the BenQ ScreenBar Halo allows me to have enough indirect light to work on the screen in a good mood without hurting my eyes or just reading a document.

But it does not stop there as it is fully adjustable.

What is quite magical with this lamp is that you can adjust everything very finely. First of all, the LED bar is fully adjustable so you can have maximum light on your desk (average 500 Lux). Then it comes with a wireless (Bluetooth) control module that you can put anywhere on the desk and that allows you to adjust different things.

First, the shine. You press the little sun, then you turn the wheel and you can dim the light or put it on full power. Then the little thermometer icon allows you to change the color temperature (Kelvins) from a very warm orange light to a very cool white light. And once you’ve made the settings, you can dial them in by holding your finger on the heart icon. So the next time you want to find the same setting, all you have to do is hit the heart.

But the best thing is this automatic mode (button A) that also allows you to adjust the lighting according to the ambient light. In fact, based on their technical studies, BenQ researchers have determined that the best visual comfort for most people is around 500 lux and 4,000 K (kelvin). Thus, the integrated sensor allows you to automatically adjust the lighting to best suit the environment.

East Halo screen bar It’s called Halo because it’s also equipped with a backlight that allows you to illuminate the wall behind your screen, to send you another much softer indirect light this time. See what suits you best.

In terms of quality, make no mistake, we are up to the task with excellent materials (metal) and above all a battery of tests that show that this Screenbar is resistant and designed to last, with more than 17 years of use. Lighting planned for 8 hours a day.

And when it comes to light, you know, you shouldn’t kid around, because the wrong light could damage your eyes. In the case of this Screenbar Halo, all quality standards are met, even with regard to the famous blue light. And you won’t see any flickering, which in my case is nice when streaming.

BenQ keeps track of all the history of the design of this lamp hereand we understand that it is a jewel of technology that has been the subject of much research and that we are far from being just an updated traditional desk lamp.

And if you’re worried about whether you’ll be able to put it on your screen, don’t panic, they’ve thought of everything. In fact, its support allows it to adapt to straight or curved screens (1000R-1800R) ranging from a thickness of 0.7 cm to 6 cm and curved screens, with a curvature of 1.6 to 4.2 cm. Suffice it to say that it is quiet in most cases.

About me, I was a bit scared compared to my webcam which is located in the same place, but BenQ also markets a webcam mount for their Halo lamp. In short, I haven’t had any big changes to my Twitch streamer settings.

On the other hand, I gained a lot in visual comfort. The lamp has also been designed so that it does not cause any reflections on the screens, and I can confirm that this is correct. No glare, good lighting, and auto mode is clearly the one that suits me best as it adapts to ambient light.

If you want this desk lamp of the future to sell for €169, you can go by Amazon by clicking here.

But the best is yet to come go directly to the BenQ store from until September 30 with the promotional code “ SCREEN BAR 10IN“, you will get a 10% discount on ScreenBar Halo, which costs just over €152.

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