Thursday, April 28th 2011

Antec Launches SoundScience Halo 6 LED Bias Lighting Kit

In its 25th anniversary year, Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the availability of the soundscience halo 6 LED bias lighting kit. The halo 6 LED bias lighting kit is an affordable option for outfitting PC monitors with professional-grade backlighting. This helps reduce eye fatigue and increase image clarity during long gaming sessions and similar periods of extended computer use.

The bias lighting illumination technique adds a ring of white backlight to PC monitors, reducing eyestrain caused by differences in picture brightness from scene changes in movies, TV shows and video games. The soundscience halo 6 LED bias lighting kit’s USB-powered LED strip (14.6” / 370 mm in length) attaches to the back of the monitor and complements any PC monitor up to 24”. The color and brightness of the LEDs are carefully calibrated and help increase a monitor’s perceived contrast ratio – enhancing perceived black levels, vibrant colors and picture detail by enabling dark adapted viewing.

“The practice of video bias lighting has been used for years by professionals and end-users who understand what’s required for optimal picture quality and viewing comfort,” said Frank Lee, director of the soundscience business unit. “The soundscience halo 6 LED bias lighting kit offers the benefits of reduced eye strain and viewing fatigue, eliminated image contamination due to glare from conventional room lighting, at a very attractive price point – making it an affordable option for a wide range of users.”

The halo 6 LED bias lighting kit is backed by Antec’s Quality 2 year (AQ2) limited warranty on parts and labor and is available now for $12.95 MSRP on Antec’s online store (http://store.antec.com) and through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors.
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11 Comments on Antec Launches SoundScience Halo 6 LED Bias Lighting Kit

#1
PhysXerror
Interesting, Looks like my 'sammy with a neon behind it
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#2
newfellow
What's wrong with chrismas lights?
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#3
BumbleBee
by: newfellow
What's wrong with chrismas lights?
they don't have a color temperature of D6500K.
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#4
Jizzler
by: newfellow
What's wrong with chrismas lights?
Nothing! ;) Mine are still up from two Christmases ago.
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#5
DigitalUK
ive always put a small lamp behind my monitor to sort that out.
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#6
Trackr
I don't see how they're biased.
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#7
RejZoR
Makes me wonder if it would be possible to make a device that goes between DVI and monitor that would work the same way as Philips Ambilight. Adaptive LED's that change color depending on the color that prevails on that part of the screen. Then you just align the stuff properly to monitor and that's it.
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#8
majestic12
^Was using an AMBX system not too long ago. I thought it was great. The novelty of it wore off a bit over time though, so now it's in my closet (it also helps that my current desk is too small for the AMBX to work properly). This seems like something reasonable -especially if there are options to change the colors by way of dial/switch...
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#9
Maban
Sure could have used this a couple years ago. Had migraines from using a 400cd monitor during the night. Not at full brightness of course, but was still very bright for nighttime use.
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#10
Completely Bonkers
Blimey! I've always had a desk lamp with the bright spot pointing behind the TFT... I guess I missed a patent opportunity! Send me your money, and I will send you a photo of my desk setup ;)
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#11
Tartaros
by: Completely Bonkers
I guess I missed a patent opportunity!
Sry to troll you, but you lost your oportunity long time before antec presented this



Philips did about 4 or 5 years ago. And with better developement :roll:
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