We have been welcoming the second era of reading, where reading across various screens has become the dominant medium through which people read.
While reading on screens brings convenience and entertainment, the needs for the right lighting of screen reading have never really been met. Due to the reflection and contrast glare caused by unadjusted lighting causing discomfort for the reader’s eyes.
BenQ’s lighting team decided to create an illumination solution that cares about every aspect of your e-Reading experience.
WiT Genie’s Smile Curve Technology offers a 90cm light range, 150% wider over traditional lamps to create an expansive illuminated area, while also achieving the illuminance of 1800 lux. So you can say goodbye to eye-strain and glare.
WiT Genie’s wider range will give complete illumination to your desk. The range is wide enough to light up a full-spread newspaper making it perfect for today’s multi-tasking and multi-screen world. Imagine every corner of your desk being lit up with an evenly-distributed and comfortable illumination. Even at the edge of the illuminated area WiT Genie can achieve 500 lux.
As other desk lamps’ unstable lighting could harm your eyes, BenQ WiT Genie aims to provide a constant and flicker-free illumination. The oscilloscope testing shows WiT Genie with flicker-free LED driver IC, has a stable electronic output to provide stable comfortable light (below). Other LED lamps with non-continuous electronic output do not provide flicker-free light (above).
WiT Genie also has a smart built-in memory feature; it can save the last light setting used so you don’t need to adjust the setting every time you turn on the WiT Genie.
In the era of e-Reading, your eyes are under the threat of glare and distracting reflections. BenQ WiT Genie’s intelligent e-Reading mode is here to help. By activating this mode, WiT Genie provides the most suitable lighting to balance the ambient illumination giving you the most comfortable screen reading experience.
We have been welcoming the second era of reading, where reading across various screens has become the dominant medium through which people read. While reading on screens brings convenience and entertainment, the needs for appropriate lighting for screen reading have never really been met.
Contrast glare and reflection glare are two types of digital screen glare. Contrast glare happens when you use a screen in a dark environment, the contrast of a dark background and a bright screen causes glare. And reflection glare results from specular reflection of high brightness on polished screen surfaces.
Contrast glare and reflection glare caused by unadjusted lighting creating discomfort for the reader’s eyes, WiT Genie’s intelligent e-Reading mode is specially designed to reduce glare when you’re reading on screens.
To activate the intelligent e-Reading mode, simply touch the control ring for about 2 seconds and then the LED light will adjust to the environment providing the perfectly adjusted lighting for your screen reading needs.
With just one touch on the control ring to activate the e-Reading mode, the built-in ambient sensor detects the present illumination in the reading environment and adjusts accordingly. This intelligent lighting is specially designed to compensate and balance for light coming from the centre of the illuminated area, such as your computer screen or laptop, thus our “brighter at the sides, darker in the middle” design. This creates a completely even lighting spread, providing you with boosts in visibility and efficiency while reducing different types of glare and eye-strain.
WiT Genie has a wide colour temperature spectrum ranging from 2700K-5700K, so you can choose the best colour tone to meet your reading needs.
Colour temperature is a characteristic of visible light; the temperature of light is measured in Kelvins and it is often described as a “mood” setter by interior designers. A lower temperature will give the illuminated area a more relaxed orange glow, while higher temperatures provide a brighter, crisp and stimulating lighting environment.
With one click of the tactile dial, you can switch between the two temperature ranges (Cool and Warm Colour); with one more click you can begin to adjust the intensity of the light temperature within that range.
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WiT Genie has a ball-joint to optimise the flexibility of the lamp cap and the highly durable torque springs and precise friction control can counter-balance the weight. So you can easily adjust the LED light to the angles that you need.
WiT Genie Height to the desk surface: 35 cm~50 cm
A. Flicker-free LED driver IC offers constant and even lighting
B. Ambient light sensor detects environment illumination
C. Curved light guide module to widen the illumination area
D. Adjustable dual colour LED for warm or cool colour temperature. The LED passing the IEC/EN 62471 Photo-biological safety does not harm your eyes.
While chasing the best lighting solution for the modern world, going green has always been in the creators’ minds.
All BenQ WiT Genie materials meet the restrictions in the EU Directive, RoHS (2002/95/EC). The WiT Genie has passed international safety standards certification to ensure your safety.