I've had a set of these for years now (imported from the US) and it's fantastic. The use of a remote where light can be controlled was a huge selling point for me.
I assume mine has the older sticky backing but I found it easy to take off my older TV and stick onto my newer one once I upgraded. I ended up helping it to stick by using some sticky tape at a few intervals around the strip.
And there I was happy with my £4.99 led strip from Amazon :/
Sorry, i meant cable clips! It seems that people do sometimes use them to attach the strips. I don’t think that’s a great solution and there are actually flat clips for led strips. I would like to start to offer mini gaffer tape rolls, which to me, is perfect and very adaptable.I did wonder about that, thanks for the clarification Jason.
Used to use these ( or a variant of them ) when I had LCD displays mainly to mask poor black levels ( grey bars etc) of said displays .
Never used them purely for eyestrain purposes, just a mask for my displays back then .
Since going OLED I don't feel the need for them myself and I feel it would be more a distraction than benefit . My OLED is on a stand and when watching a flick in dark room I prefer how the image floats in that space .
Useful info but ( personally for myself ) I only ever used bias lighting to mask the my displays shortcomings in the past .With OLED, despite the lower maximum brightness compared to other displays, there is higher contrast due to the so-called perfect black levels. This often causes more, not less, eye strain. It's probably not as much of an issue if you are watching a movie for a few hours, but for a professional colorist spending 10-16 hours in front of a monitor at a time, OLED can cause more strain than LED. Same goes for heavy bingeing or at the end of a night of viewing. OLED is better at doing the things that cause eye strain (alternating from very dark to very bright scenes).
The limit of black levels is not display technology. It's human factors. Even with perfect blacks, there is veiling glare that prevents us from seeing the perfect blacks. These are the kinds of issues that are solved by biasing the irises.
Again, a $1 incandescent bulb behind a TV will bias your irises (with a CRI of 100, to be honest) Christmas lights will bias your irises, but you will bias the irises while altering the perceived colors on screen. The goal with this product is to bias the irises while providing an accurate white point reference for your visual system to balance the screen's colors against.
Useful info but ( personally for myself ) I only ever used bias lighting to mask the my displays shortcomings in the past .
I don't have those shortcomings with my OLED display or suffer from eyestrain .
All bias lighting would do now is be a distraction on my set up as it was in the past . It would light up the stand ( I have a E9 ) and surround speakers on the rear wall .
Not disputing its benefits as I've used them in the past , just don't feel I now need it .
Well got this today in the post and was going to install this and post some pictures and review but the dimmer seems to be broken
will take a while I suspect to ship a replacement from the US
Is bias light worth bothering with if you have lamps on in each corner?
I rarely watch tv in pitch black conditions these days, despite buying my oled for that reason!