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Antec launches soundscience halo 6 LED bias lighting kit

The folks over at Antec believe that they are able to offer professional-grade, back-lighting which reduces eye fatigue, increases image clarity. Here’s their take on the new product – brought to you by the KitGuru Dutch News Bot over in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

In its 25th anniversary year, Antec today announced the availability in the European markets of the soundscience halo 6 LED bias lighting kit.

According to Antec PR guru, Mafalda Cogliani, the halo 6 LED bias lighting kit is an affordable option for outfitting PC monitors with professional-grade backlighting. Apparently, this will help reduce eye fatigue and increase image clarity during long gaming sessions and similar periods of extended computer use.

KitGuru has long enjoyed firing a small desk lamp at the wall behind the screen, but without the scientific knowledge of the soundscience folks.

The experts at soundscience claim that the bias lighting illumination technique adds a ring of white backlight to PC monitors, reducing eyestrain caused by differences in picture brightness from scene changes in movies, TV shows and video games.

How does their solution work?

The soundscience kit has a 37cm [about 15 inches in old money – Ed] strip containing the 6 LED bias lighting modules. This attaches to the back of your monitor and (so they say) complements any PC monitor up to 24”.

The colour and brightness of the LEDs are carefully calibrated and help increase a monitor’s perceived contrast ratio – enhancing perceived black levels, vibrant colours and picture detail by enabling dark adapted viewing.

We tried staring at this screen for quite some time and we're still showing no signs of fatigue. Must be working then.

“The practice of video bias lighting has been used for years by professionals and end-users who understand what’s required for optimal picture quality and viewing comfort,” said Frank Lee, director of the soundscience business unit. “The soundscience halo 6 LED bias lighting kit offers the benefits of reduced eye strain and viewing fatigue, eliminated image contamination due to glare from conventional room lighting, at a very attractive price point – making it an affordable option for a wide range of users.”

Looks like the cool, new LED system will cost end users less than £10 and be guaranteed for 2 years.

Want to know more about soundscience ?   Well it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Antec which designs and creates audio- and video-enabled lifestyle products and accessories for the PC and home entertainment markets. Founded in 2010, the idea behind soundscience is to make it easier to bring Antec’s expertise and reputation in PC enclosures, cooling and power systems, to speaker systems and multimedia components.  Well, that’s what it says on the tin. Can’t say fairer than that.

KitGuru says: Can’t wait to get them into The Lab really. That screen needs a damn good seeing to. You know. With the LEDs and all.

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