I use my laptop a lot – whether it’s traveling to a conference, having a meeting at the local coffee shop, or just working at home. That’s what makes laptops so great – they’re very portable. At the same time, when you use your laptop on-the-go, sometimes you find yourself needing to work in environments that don’t have the best light. Fortunately, BenQ has released a new USB LED light for your laptop – the BenQ ScreenBar Lite – which efficiently and effectively lights up your laptop and/or work area.
If you’re a regular blog reader, you may recall that we reviewed the original BenQ ScreenBar computer light a few months ago. The BenQ ScreenBar Lite laptop light offers many of the same great features while also being specifically designed for those who spend a lot of time on their laptop.
For those of us who are on our laptops or computers for hours a day, it’s important that we take steps to prevent eye strain and dry eyes. Inefficient lighting while looking at digital screens – whether mobile phones, computers or television, can potentially harm our eyes.
Introducing the BenQ ScreenBar Lite e-Reading Lamp
After unboxing the BenQ ScreenBar Lite, I immediately noticed that it’s lightweight but feels sturdy. Made of a durable aluminum alloy and thick rubber padding, this portable laptop light weighs just 0.37 lbs. The clip design allows you to quickly install or remove the ScreenBar Light without damaging your laptop. There’s a small gap at the front of the ScreenBar Lite so it doesn’t block the laptop camera when installed.
I also like that the ScreenBar Lite comes in its own plastic case. The laptop light and power cord conveniently fit in the case for safe storage or toting in your bag.
BenQ ScreenBar Lite LED Light For Your Laptop Features
One of the (many) features that make the BenQ ScreenBar Lite a unique and ideal laptop light is that it is designed specifically for digital screen time – whether you work long hours in front of a computer, playing video games, or watching movies at home. Just like the BenQ ScreenBar, the BenQ ScreenBar Lite has a built-in ambient light sensor and the light can automatically adjust the brightness with the touch of a button. Using the ScreenBar SmartLite App, you can also adjust the brightness and color temperature of the light. Make the light warmer to relax, make it cooler to boost concentration and work efficiency.
Once installed on your laptop, you’ll notice that the light does not give any glare onto your laptop screen. It uses Obtuse-Angled Project (OAP) to shine the light where you need it, not on the screen. You can rotate the light to find the best angle for your workspace. Powered by any USB outlet, the BenQ ScreenBar Lite provides bright, efficient lighting while using just 5W of power.
MyLite personalized mode is Another cool feature of the BenQ ScreenBar Lite. With this function, you can save the brightness and color temperature settings as your favorite settings. Then, recall those favorite settings with the touch of a button.
With the BenQ ScreenBar Lite, BenQ has once again delivered a high-quality, efficient, and reliable computer and laptop accessory. I’ll be taking this USB LED laptop light with me whenever I travel. It’s also useful when I’m working in another room with dimmer light. (I still use and love the BenQ ScreenBar and BenQ monitors. They’re great and used daily.)
If you want a good, portable LED laptop lamp, the BenQ ScreenBar Lite e-Reading LED Lamp is on sale on Amazon for just $99.99.
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