BenQ Screenbar Plus – the light for the monitor Review

Especially now in the dark season and also generally in times of the overwhelming relocation of the office to the home area where the work light is supposedly not so good, smart solutions are required to concentrate on working on or with the PC screen. With the BenQ ScreenBar Plus , the manufacturer offers a nice solution to create working conditions that are significantly gentler on the eyes.

The initial situation can be explained very quickly, wherever you sit and work, play or just have to concentrate, the illumination from the ceiling is rather suboptimal. What is happening? The concentration suffers, the eyes are stressed more than necessary and ultimately the result that you intended is not right. The circumstances are easy to explain, but at a second glance they seem all the more complex. Not only the sitting position at the workplace is immensely important, but also the lighting. As we have shown, in the event of a wrong adjustment, this leads to reflections in the PC area and a clearly strenuous working method.

As a rule, small desk lamps are used which, in the worst case, cast a poor or small beam of light. All of the mentioned problems are to be eliminated with the BenQ Screenbar Plus. A first advantage that should be mentioned would be the space gained on the table by eliminating a lamp. In future, this will nestle elegantly on the monitor frame. But let’s start with the product itself. The lighting unit can be described as quite narrow and modern. It is also packed in an aluminum housing and in no way degrades monitors, rather the other way around. The construct is simply placed on the top of the display frame using a small mounting bracket and allows a certain degree of customization, which ultimately affects the light cone.

The Screenbar Plus is controlled using a small remote control. The same enables the control of the brightness or color ( 2700K to 6500K ) by means of the haptically appealing rotary wheel, as well as a color adjustment of the light itself. So you can quasi select different modes that then have different orientations (work / focus etc.) .

Everything is then connected via a (micro) USB port on the PC or on the monitor hub, if one is available. With regard to the cable management, one could have used a little more attention to detail, because the strands dangle loosely around behind the display. Again briefly about the control unit: This has also been given a light sensor that can automatically reduce the brightness and at the same time also notices the manually made settings.

Practical application

The application opens up quite quickly, using the example of a flat LCD ( LG 34UB88-B) with 34, the product is to be explained once. If you have never worked with it, it should definitely come across as unusual and look a bit clunky. Interestingly, this is only the case as long as you have daylight at your desk. When it gets dark, the body of the lamp more or less disappears from the focus area – at least that’s my perception.

The LED light of the Screenbar Plus is flicker-free in its function and is also emitted without scattering or illuminates an area of ​​80 x 40 centimeters. We have also shown how the LED strip looks on a 49 inch (curved) monitor. Here you can clearly see that the BenQ is reaching its performance limits in terms of illumination, but still represents a useful extension. Before buying, however, you should clearly check whether your own monitor meets the requirements.

Image 49 inches

The bracket itself is backward but flexible to a certain extent and also allows adjustments, but not to an unlimited extent. The area of ​​the support surface is also rubberized on the inside and therefore does not affect the monitor frame.

Furthermore, the bracket is flexible to a certain extent and also allows adjustments, but not to an unlimited extent. The area of ​​the support surface inside is also rubberized and so does not affect the monitor frame. By the way, what should not be underestimated or even ignored is the fact that the Korpus Delikti can also be used without a large monitor. The manufacturer himself has prepared a suitable example.

In a self-experiment over several days I clearly noticed how pleasant the little helper on the PC can be. I personally like to work with indirect light in the room without being exposed to direct ceiling radiation. The function of the screen bar can be described in a similar way. But paperwork in poor lighting conditions is also much more pleasant. Overall, a convincing and at the same time probably underestimated product.


With the BenQ Screenbar, the buyer gets a little helper for the daily workflow but also for “private” use, which at the same time brings many advantages. On the one hand, it no longer has to be a possibly power-hungry table lamp, which is also bulky and takes up space, on the other hand, the table area is perfectly illuminated and the display is not illuminated or reflects. This in turn results in a way of working that is much more pleasant for the eyes and does not make it even more strenuous in the long term. PC users should know exactly what this means.

The specified service life of 50,000 hours should also mean long-term use. At this point, however, it should be mentioned again on our part that you should make sure before buying whether the lamp fits on the monitor frame of your choice, although this allows a certain amount of leeway in the installation, but not infinitely. The price of almost 130 EUR ( available from Amazon ) seems a little high. In terms of benefit and general product quality, this is still acceptable. Overall, we can definitely recommend the Screenbar Plus to buy it.

BenQ Screenbar General Summary

BenQ Screenbar To summarize, we see that it has very good features in terms of design, price and performance. BenQ Screenbar, which has given a successful performance compared to its competitors in this segment, has not received any serious complaints from its users until now and has given its users confidence with maximum positive feedback. With the BenQ Screenbar 2-year warranty, it continues to support any problem after the sale and does not suffer the user.

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Installation of the Product is Extremely Simple. You can set it up easily with the included Guide.

Has no known chronic problems.

Yes, they say they are generally satisfied.

The minimum warranty period is 2 years.

You can buy it from sites like amazon, ebay.

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