Monitor light bar’s inventor launches ScreenBar Pro


BenQ Screenbar Pro monitor light
Somebody had to invent the monitor light bar, and it was BenQ. Now out: BenQ ScreenBar Pro.
Photo: BenQ

BenQ, inventor of the original monitor light bar, launched the new BenQ ScreenBar Pro this week. And it included a contest so you can win it and other prizes, the company said.

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BenQ ScreenBar Pro and 2024 Revamp Desk Setup Challenge

Back in 2017, the company rolled out its original BenQ ScreenBar. It clamps atop a display and shines light downward, relieving eye strain. Plenty of similar monitor light bars followed. Now the company has unveiled a “Pro” version of the original and a way to win it (and other prizes BenQ said are worth $2,600). So you can remodel your computer setup.

Rather than lighting up the monitor itself, a light bar lights up the whole workspace to minimize contrast glare from the display, BenQ said.

And it called BenQ ScreenBar Pro “the world’s first monitor light surpassing LED desk lamps. With broader illumination, it provides ample, comfortable lighting, making it a great fit for various setups, including those with ultra-wide or dual monitors.”

Features of ScreenBar Pro from BenQ

BenQ ScreenBar Pro in use
BenQ said its new ScreenBar Pro lights up an extra-wide area.
Photo: BenQ
  • 3rd generation ASYM-Light Technology: ScreenBar Pro’s advanced asymmetrical optics prevents screen reflection and direct glare, lighting up the desktop for enhanced productivity while reducing eye strain.
  • Patented clamp design ensures secure mounting on a variety of monitors, saving space on the desk.
  • Automatic lights: With an ultrasonic motion sensor, ScreenBar Pro detects movements in front of the screen and automatically turns on, providing a welcoming experience with each seating and automatically turns off after five minutes of absence.

BenQ’s 2024 Revamp Desk Setup Challenge

Here’s how the company describes its contest in which folks can win the new light bar and more:

In order to show how much impact lighting can have on desk setup, BenQ is giving away 100 units of its latest monitor light bar — ScreenBar Pro. To enter, participants simply need to share the type of lamp they currently use with their monitors. 100 lucky winners will receive a ScreenBar Pro to elevate their desk setup.

BenQ further invites the 100 winners to share their experiences using their current lamps compared to the ScreenBar Pro. Out of those who provide feedback, one lucky person will win a complete prize package valued at $2600 in total. The campaign runs from May 6 to May 20. Interested participants can visit:

You can buy ScreenBar Pro on the BenQ website or at Amazon for $139.

Where to buy: BenQ or Amazon

Source: BenQ


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