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What is IPS glow and how can I make it less visible?

07-05-2022

Due to the technology used on IPS panels, some monitors have inconsistent brightness when observed from different angles and distances. This appears like a glow that’s somewhat visible when the screen is either all black or showing dark content. As IPS glow is technology-related, it cannot be completely prevented or eliminated. Thus, it has been widely accepted as a unique feature of IPS panels. This phenomenon is exclusive to IPS monitors and is far more common than TN/VA light bleed, although not as severe when it does happen. 

 

There are some setup tips that you can try to make the IPS glow less visible:

 

• Increase the ambient lighting in the room where the monitor is being used.

• Lower the brightness level of the monitor via the OSD menu.

• Adjust the height and tilt of the monitor until you find the right angle where the glow is least visible.

• Place the monitor a little bit further from your seating position.

Applicable Models

BL2283, BL2381T, BL2411PT, BL2420PT , BL2423PT, BL2480, BL2480T, BL2581T, BL2711U, BL2780, BL2780T, EW2480, EW2770QZ, EW2780, EW2780Q, EX2510, EX2710, EX2780Q , EX3415R, GW2283, GW2480, GW2480T, GW2765HT, GW2780, GW2780T, PD2500Q , PD2700Q , PD2700U , PD2705Q, PD2710QC, PD2720U, PD2725U, PD3200U, , PD3420Q , PG2401PT, PV270, PV3200PT, SW240 , SW2700PT, SW270C , SW271, SW271C , SW320, SW321C

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