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BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading Lamp Review

Rating: 7.5.

The BenQ ScreenBar claims to prevent eyestrain if you’re staring at your monitor for long periods of time, while it also saves desk space since it mounts to the top of your monitor. This above monitor mounting and rotatable design also prevents glare as the lamp doesn’t shine directly on your screen, while the ambient light sensor enables the ScreenBar to automatically adjust its brightness to your surroundings.

The list of features looks really promising, but for £89, does this blow all other desk lights out of the water, or is it simply over-engineered?

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Specification:

  • Model: WiT ScreenBar
  • Colour: Black
  • Light source‎: Dual colour LED‎
  • Color Rendering Index‎: > 80‎
  • Illuminance‎: 800 Lux in the centre
  • Luminous Flux‎: 320lm‎
  • Colour Temperature: 2700~6500K ‎
  • Power Input‎: 5V USB port‎
  • Power Consumption: 5W (max.)‎
  • Materials‎: Aluminium alloy, Polycarbonate
  • USB cable: 1.5m
  • Dimension‎: 45cm x 9.0cm x 9.2cm‎
  • Weight: 0.53kg‎

Box Contents:

  • ScreenBar.
  • Monitor Clip.
  • USB Power Cable.

Pros:

  • Universal monitor compatibility.
  • Saves desk space.
  • Choice of colour temperature.
  • Ambient sensor for auto dimming.

Cons:

  • Removes the option for further monitor mounted accessories.
  • Quite dear considering it is a desk light.

Buy from Amazon UK for £89.00 inc. VAT HERE.

KitGuru says: The BenQ Screenbar stands up well to its claim as a no-hassle space saving desk lamp. The monitor mount works really well to cut out glare on your screen, and the fact that it can power up with your PC but also save your last settings is a real convenience – but at the end of the day, it is hard to justify the £90 price point.

Rating: 7.5.

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