If you tend to stare at a computer monitor for hours at a time, you've no doubt suffered from eye fatigue. Well, the folks at Sound Science have come up with an affordable, professional backlight solution for your monitor--the halo 6 LED bias lighting kit. The kit features an LED strip that contains six LEDs and is powered by an available USB port. You simply adhere the strip to the back of any LCD monitor, up to 24", and the bias lighting will produce a subtle white backlight for your monitor.
When I first unpacked the bias lighting kit I was definitely skeptical. After all, I have a light that I use as a sort-of backlight already, to try to reduce eye fatigue. However, once I adhered the strip of LEDs to the back of my monitor and plugged it in, I immediately noticed a nice glow behind my monitor. I can't tell for sure if that glow will help reduce my eye fatigue, but I can assume it will, given what I know about backlighting in general. According to Sound Science:
"Bias lighting adds a subtle white backlight to your monitor, reducing eye fatigue and increasing perceived image clarity. The color and brightness of the LEDs are carefully calibrated to achieve the optimal viewing experience and increase your monitor’s perceived contrast ratio – making blacks blacker and colors more vibrant."
If your job or hobby requires you to sit in front of a monitor for extended amounts of time, and your monitor is placed against a light colored wall, you can't go wrong giving the bias lighting kit a try.
Read more or purchase the soundscience halo 6 LED bias lighting kit for $12.95.