Gaming is embraced by billions of people across all ages, and perhaps you're one of them. A 2019 study conducted by the Entertainment Software Association revealed that in the US alone over 164 million people play video games, and 75% of American households have at least one gamer. Newzoo projects there will be 2.7 billion gamers worldwide in 2023. Perhaps more importantly, the average gaming time per day has risen by 20% since 2011.
But why do you play games? For fun? To escape into a new world? To become someone else? Whatever the reason is, all great games have two things in common—they are immersive and interactive. It feels great to be completely immersed in the game and feel excitement and accomplishment after finishing a new level, unlocking a new skill, or beating the final boss. However, you may often have to choose between enjoyment and health. You may feel eye strain, dizziness, headaches, and many other symptoms from poor lighting and long exposure to screens while gaming.
Your gaming experiences aren't always perfect, and you're not alone!
Eye Strain and Headache
Eye fatigue is very common for gamers. After long hours of staring at computer screens or TVs and absorbing blue light, you may feel eye strain and even get a headache.
Fatigued or Distracted
After staring at your screen and playing the same game for a long time, you may feel tired, distracted, or deeply fatigued. These problems may be caused by poor lighting in your environment, with overly harsh fluorescents and too dim lighting being the most common issues.
Lighting: Dim Light vs. All Lights
To enjoy games to the fullest, you may use dim lights, fluorescent lights, or RGB lights even though they could be harmful to your eyes. If you turn all the lights in your space on, it takes away from thrill of being fully engaged in the game. So you are stuck with a dilemma: damage your eyes or have a less immersive experience?
Other Options: Desk Lamp or Backlight ?
Your desk lamp causes screen glare, occupies your gaming space, and doesn't match your gaming setup. Your backlight may burn out quickly, damage your monitor, or not light up enough space.
Have you encountered these problems? There are solutions for you.
To have the best gaming experience, your gaming light should achieve three main goals:
Your gaming setup should allow you to be comfortable at all times. In order to feel most comfortable when you play for long periods, you need to have a gaming light that provides just the right amount of lighting and remains glare-free.
Want to take gaming to a new level of immersion? Invest in a sleek lamp with adjustable light settings. The cool look matches your gaming gear, while the relaxing warm lighting helps you create the best atmosphere for different gaming scenarios.
In order to be the best gamer you can be and achieve clutch performance, you need precise lighting with cool color temperature to help you focus longer without brightening up the entire room.
The ScreenBar LED gaming light fulfills all three goals so you don't have to choose between enjoyment and health.
BenQ's ScreenBar is a monitor light that has 15 brightness levels and eight color temperatures to give you optimal lighting to help you relax and focus. Auto and manual light settings provide plenty of options for adjusting your gaming lighting according to different scenarios. The ScreenBar attaches to the top of your monitor so it’s stylish and space-saving. The best feature in short? Its eye-protecting technology and hue adjustment help you stay focused and relieve your eye strain at the same time.