Getting Everything Done when it’s Crazy at Home
The BenQ Screen Bar ensures I can work anytime and anywhere.
As a single mom, I’m obviously already busy. With 3 young kids, 2 that stay at home, I’m running around non-stop. On top of this, I work part-time online and I started going back to school full-time. So, more often than not, the house is a mess, the kids are annoyed, and I have 2 papers due and 3 hours of work to do. The positive thing about all of this is most of my work and all of my school takes place online. I’m naturally a night owl and could happily spend hours each night getting everything done. Except that my youngest cosleeps. And she will not go to sleep without me. She often wakes if I’m not there as well. I have a laptop, but the only light on it is the screen. And it’s not bright enough to fully light the keyboard. I have a spare keyboard that does light up but it’s awkward to position it and the laptop while I’m in bed. So I was so excited to get the BenQ ScreenBar Lite.
The lamp itself is super simple. Just clip it to the top of your laptop screen and plug in the USB to power it. These days most laptops only have a couple of USB ports, but if I’m working in bed or on the go, I rarely have any other accessories to plug in. I do have a USB hub just in case. This lamp will clip to any screen 0.1″-0.3″ thick. The buttons across the top are simply touch activated. Hit the power button and the Auto-Dimmer and you’re ready to go. What’s awesome is BenQ has a simple lightweight app you can install on your laptop that can control the lamp and its settings. Simply download the appropriate app for Windows or MacOS and you no longer need to mess with any buttons on the lamp itself. This is incredibly handy when I’m working at night in bed in the dark bedroom.
Saving Your Sight
The ScreenBar Lite has an auto-dimmer built in so the brightness of the lamp can adjust to the ideal brightness considering the ambient light around you. Having the brightness set to the ideal setting can actually reduce eye strain and fatigue. And how many times did our parents tell us growing up to never look at a bright screen in the dark? Now I know that my eyes will not be harmed working in the dark at night. You can also adjust the temperature of the light. Cooler (bluer) light is more energizing, better lets you concentrate, and boosts efficiency. Warmer (yellower) colors are more relaxing and help replenish your energy. All 8 temperature settings on the lamp are ANSI White Color Standard compliant.
Nothing in the Way
The problem with traditional lights is that the glare they cause making seeing and reading anything on a screen tough. Then you’re left constantly readjusting the lamp as needed, and I need as few interruptions as possible when working. My time is precious! With Precision Workspace Illumination, this lamp casts no glare at all. The lights are angled just so they case a wide area of light for your space without bouncing off the screen directly. Physically the lamp rotates on its clip so you can angle is exactly as your workspace needs. In bed, I want a much more narrow spot of illumination to not disturb my youngest sleeping. If I’m working at a table, however, I need a wider area. No problem with this simple lamp. Plus it only uses 5W with its LED lights so it’s almost no drain on your laptop battery.
Anytime and Anywhere
I love that the lamp comes with its own carrying case. It’s solid and sturdy, with the lamp sitting in dense foam. The lamp almost floats within the narrow box. I can pop it in my bag and feel confident that is won’t break. The simplicity means I can set it up in mere seconds and the light allows me to complete my work or school assignments no matter when and where I am. Time management plays a key role when you’re this busy, so it is so very nice that there is no muss or fuss with this lamp. And once I find my ideal settings, I can hit the favorite button on the top, or within the app and save those setting for when I work in the same environment the next time. This BenQ ScreenBar Lite has made my life so much easier and I feel I can actually accomplish all I need to now. Getting everything done, week in and week out. You can get the BenQ ScreenBar Lite Here on Amazon, or at the BenQ Store.
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