BenQ Screenbar Plus Review
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BenQ Screenbar Plus Review

The BenQ Screenbar Plus works better than a desk lamp - lighting is even, bright and performs well under any condition without any screen glare.

The BenQ Screenbar Plus is a lightbar built for computer monitors to relieve eye strain. It comes with a clamp designed to work with most monitor sizes. Lighting is adjustable via the included controller that also features auto dimming with built-in ambient light sensor.

BenQ Screenbar Plus Review
BenQ Screenbar Plus Review

Specifications

Light SourceDual Color LED‎
Illuminance‎Center Illuminance 930lux (Height 45cm)
Color Temperature‎2700K ~ 6500K
Lighting Coverage (At 500 Lux)60cm x 30cm
Materials‎Aluminum alloy, PC / ABS
Power Input‎5V,1A USB Port
Power Consumption5W (Max.)
Power SupplyUSB
DimensionsLamp : 45 x 9 x 9.2 (H x W x D cm) Controller : 7.4 x 7.4 x 3.2 (H x W x D cm)
Net Weight0.68 kg
Gross Weight‎1.33 kg
USB Cable Length1.5m
Monitor Compatibility (thickness)0.4”- 1.2” (1.01cm – 3.05cm)

Read the full specifications here.

Packaging

The BenQ Screenbar Plus comes in a white cardboard packaging. Included are:

BenQ Screenbar Plus Review
BenQ Screenbar Plus Review
  • The Screenbar Plus
  • Clip
  • Controller with USB cables

Design & Usage

The screenbar and comes in a textured matte-grey finish, although BenQ calls it silver. It has a premium aluminum finishing and construction and feels sturdy. There are two sets of LEDs within the panel. Assembly is simple, the screenbar needs to be attached to the clip. The clip itself is made of high-quality polymer and has a front clamp to attach to the monitor. At the other end is a counter-weight balance, eliminating the need for mounting hardware like tape or screws.

BenQ Screenbar Plus Review
BenQ Screenbar Plus Review

In terms of powering the device, there are two USB cables attached to the controller. One USB-C cable connects to the screenbar, while the second USB-A cable needs to be connected to a computer, phone charger or power bank. No other power supply is required.

Adjusting the screenbar lamp is done using the controller. The controller itself is compact and features a rotating dial, an ambient light sensor and two buttons. Turning the Screenbar Plus on or off is done by tapping the dial.

The button on the left is used for ambient light sensing and adjusting the brightness according to surrounding brightness. The second button on the right is used to toggle between brightness and color temperature. The dial can then be rotated to adjust each accordingly.

BenQ Screenbar Plus Review
In Daylight
BenQ Screenbar Plus Review
Night

In terms of usage, the screenbar works very well. Color temperatures range between an orange 2700K to a bright white 6500K. Maximum brightness caps out at 930lux which works very well even in lit-conditions (although you won’t need to use the screenbar in bright environments). The lighting is even across the whole desk and even picks up dark spots.

The asymmetrical design prevents reflective glare off the screen and the screenbar itself can be rotated up to 20 degrees depending on where you need the light to be. The Screenbar Plus also remembers the last used brightness and color temperature, it turns back on with the last used settings.

BenQ Screenbar Plus Review Verdict

BenQ Screenbar Plus Review
BenQ Screenbar Plus Review

The BenQ Screenbar Plus works great for late night working especially in a home-office setup, if price is no objection. It works better than a desk lamp – lighting is even, bright and performs well under any condition without any screen glare.

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BenQ Screenbar Plus

The BenQ Screenbar Plus works great for late night working especially in a home-office setup, if price is no objection. It works better than a desk lamp - lighting is even, bright and performs well under any condition without any screen glare.

THE GOOD
  • Premium aluminum finish and build
  • Touch/Dial controller is easy to use
  • No flickering
  • Easy to mount
THE BAD
  • Expensive
  • Limited colors
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