How do you light your computer room?

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How do you light your computer room?

Hello

Because external light affects the image (like more lights coming from external bulb or whatever, less contrast) , I am trying to find out which is the most ideal way for lighting.

I am thinking getting a 6500K LED bulb. Just because 6500k is the standard for monitors. But it is also blueish (alters biorhythm) and makes the pupils of eye not open as much with like 4000k. Do not know about its power but think 200-250 lumens would be ok.

Some people I have seen does not use bulb at all, they use leds that they put behind the monitor. I think this would provide best contrast but eyes would become tired much sooner.

So, what is your lighting setting and what do you think as the ideal way?

Also do high CRI lights make any difference for monitors?

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I use D50 light.
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I have two 2k lumen warm white bulbs.
Nearly everything on my computer is black or dark gray to reduce eye strain from bright light and UV.

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I just use warm white lights for everything inside my house except for my garage and laundry room. My monitor has a warm color temp setting so it’s not an issue for me.

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EVERY bulb in my house is the same and is warm white LED bulbs. I have never been concerned with eye strain, or any other special lighting in my house. My monitor is tucked in to my computer desk/hutch/bookshelf??? Giant corner computer desk structure with shelves and cabinets over the screen… but typically what I see on my 7 year old cheap monitor is very close to what I see in person, and not messing with any settings on my monitor… ever. Like I bought it and plugged it in, never adjusted any settings

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I had a WW “halogen” LED spotlight aimed up at the ceiling for a nice diffuse area-light coming from above. MR-whatever, standard edison-base.

What I can’t abide are nasty reflections from lights behind me, or unshielded lights anywhere in my field-of vision.

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2700K. The whole house btw, not just the computer room. Smile

edit – oh, and if your monitor is not calibrated, take care of that first.

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Dim the room, dim the screen. Glasses

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Lightbringer wrote:
I had a WW “halogen” LED spotlight aimed up at the ceiling for a nice diffuse area-light coming from above.

I think this is optimal.

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Angler wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:
I had a WW “halogen” LED spotlight aimed up at the ceiling for a nice diffuse area-light coming from above.

I think this is optimal.

I ain’t ever going back!

At work, I gotta wear a baseball cap, or at least the visor, because the f’n exposed-tube fluorescents above me give me migraines.

Those that have the “ice-cube trays” in the light-troughs aren’t so bad, as the light’s directed directly down. But the ones with big spaces, like oversized venetian-blinds, or worse, the pebbled “glass” covers, leave the exposed tubes right in my FOV which then just grate on me and give me eyeaches first, migraines after.

Even overhead incandescents (real ones) in my own room, when dimmed to minimum, still bug me. It’s those concentrated bright-spots.

A nice blanket of WW light on the ceiling is nice and mellow, both in color and intensity. No harsh shadows, no eyeaches, just nice mellow light.

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One 60 watt Cree LED warm white bulb in a 1960’s recessed ceiling fixture, and a 100 watt Phillips warm glo LED bulb in an Ikea desktop work light with a Leviton tabletop dimmer.

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Quote:
I am thinking getting a 6500K LED bulb. Just because 6500k is the standard for monitors. But it is also blueish

there are apps to change the color temp of your monitor during the day, so it becomes more red at night, helps one sleep for sure
warm white is what wehav all around

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Now since a few weeks I don’t even light up the regular ceiling light in my computer room, I just place a warm tint flashlight tailstanding behind the monitor! Less light but also less light-loving bugs.

Also my monitor is set to a warm color temp. And I wear blue light filtering glasses (Gunnar) to reduce eye fatigue.

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Vyntage wrote:
2700K. The whole house btw, not just the computer room. Smile

edit – oh, and if your monitor is not calibrated, take care of that first.

2700K?

I would have thought you would have preferred 2718K

That would have been e xcellent Smile

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With one of my Skilhunt H03. Magnet holds right onto my case, bounce the light off the ceiling.

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I managed To get some led strips at very low price.

They are 5 meters length and some are 3014 and others are 2835. (Same output but les current draw with the 2835)

No need other lights. I have 7 strips in total… But not working all together at the same time… Toó much light. With 2 its enough. I turn on more strips if needed

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The Miller wrote:

there are apps to change the color temp of your monitor during the day, so it becomes more red at night, helps one sleep for sure
warm white is what wehav all around


You don’t need an app anymore, it’s in the windows settings.
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I normally keep it dark; there is enough light coming from: the monitor, backlit keyboard and mouse.