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Published on August 29th, 2011 | by Bob

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>Looking for some new Bro Cave lighting?

>Looking for a way to add some soft bias lighting to your Bro Cave?

Personally I’m a sucker for good lighting.  It’s not even just about looks – bias lighting can save eye strain and can enhance the way you perceive color and contrast of your existing monitor (and HDTV!).  Dan and I both featured some lighting behind our monitors: he chose an LED strip available at Ikea, while I employed a blue cold cathode without a home.

Ben Kuchera at Ars Technica has a hands-on with the Antec Halo 6 LED Bias Lighting Kit – this 14.5 inch strip features 6 white LEDs and is powered by a single USB connector.  Peel the adhesive strip, place on the back of your monitor, and plug it in to a USB port.  It’s that simple.  You can’t really go wrong.

Image courtesy Ravi Chandra / www.amazon.com

Available from VirtualSim on www.amazon.com for $13


5 Responses to >Looking for some new Bro Cave lighting?

  1. Peeble says:

    >Protip: Blue LED's will make your computer run cooler, but a bit slower. Red LED's will make your computer run hotter, but super fast.

  2. NipNops says:

    >The white ones behind the monitor will actually make colors appear richer and contrast more pronounced. Fact. Worth it more for cinematic games and such.

  3. JRLu says:

    >I'd rather have this. Watch the video.
    http://code.google.com/p/light-pack/

  4. bpost says:

    >Wow, that's pretty awesome, but it might be a bit too distracting for my taste. Not only that but I think it would benefit from a bit of light even on black or mostly black screen for contrast.

    Very interested to follow along with that project though, thanks!

  5. Mikan says:

    >I might get that Ikea thingy…

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One of the founding fathers of KBMOD, and an unfortunate casualty of real life responsibilities. An IT professional by trade, and an elitist by choice.


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