Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Antec
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION, PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)
On the back of the product is an adhesive strip to remove when you're ready to attach it to your monitor. Let's check out these lights in action.
PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
The light strip simply attaches to the back of your monitor, and you'll also need a free USB port for power. The adhesive is strong enough to hold the product in place so it doesn't move around, but it's by no means a permanent bond - if you don't get placement correct the first time, the strip can be removed and repositioned without leaving any residue behind.
With a 19" monitor about 1 foot away from a white wall, the lights cast a prominent but not overly bright white glow. The LEDS are a pure white color; I could see no tinge of blue or purple.
I found the LEDs to be just the right level of brightness for my eyes; they project a subtle area of light that reduces contrast around the monitor. Of course, the darker the room is the better this product will do its job, which is to help reduce eyestrain.
So does it work? Well, don't expect a miracle, but it definitely does help. I often work for long periods of time at my computer so I'm no stranger to eyestrain, and after a few days of using this lighting I did notice a decrease in eye fatigue. It also made watching movies and gaming a more comfortable experience for my eyes, especially after 2 hours or more of staring at the monitor.