The Taiwanese company BenQ provided us for a test the LED desk lamp Screenbar E-Reading Lamp, which is offered in the basic version for 99,00 Euro. In the Plus-Version the lamp costs 129,00 Euro. The functional range of both models is the same, but the Plus version has an additional wired remote control that can be positioned on the table instead of the control elements in the lamp. As an alternative for laptop users, BenQ also offers the 99.00 Euro ScreenBar Lite, which only differs from the normal screenbar by its monitor holder.
Design and Workmanship
The BenQ Screenbar E-Reading Lamp offers a minimalist design and is reduced to the bare essentials. Thanks to the monitor holder and the power supply via USB cable, the lamp does not require a foot or a power supply unit and thus ensures a tidy desk.
The material and the workmanship are of high quality. The housing of the lighting unit is made of aluminium, the monitor holder is mainly made of high-quality plastic.
The case and mounting bracket are completely black and fit seamlessly into almost all monitors. The lamp is not conspicuous or disturbing and does not distract the eye from the monitor or desk when working.
|Power supply||5 Volt via USB cable|
|Power consumption||5 Watt maximum|
|Light color||2700 Kelvin (warm white) to 6500 Kelvin (cold white)|
|Luminous intensity||800 Lux maximum|