Using LED Lighting Behind Workstation Monitors

It's always a challenge to create the right kind of lighting when you are working on your computer. Usually, some bright lights work, but that's not always the case. What about when you are relaxing? Do you still want that bright desk lamp on? We really like this idea: creating ambient lighting behind your monitor using LEDs.

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It's not uncommon that people have to set up their workstations in other rooms, like the living room or the bedroom, especially if other people are using them. That's why we really liked Davelei's idea. He used ambient lighting that was created using LED lamps in order to effectively light his workspace.

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It's kind of like a Philips Ambilight for computers. What's amazing about Amibilight is that the color of the LEDs actually changes depending on what's being displayed on the HDTV. This won't happen with your computer, but it's a really neat idea. It's definitely less tiring for the eyes.

Davelei uses the Ergotron LX Desk Mount, a floating monitor mount, that really sets his workspace apart in terms of looks and usability. It also creates the illusion of more space. A $40 IKEA Dioder lighting set completes the desk. He keeps his desk clean by storing his computer peripherals above and below the monitor.

[via Lifehacker, images by Davelei]

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