The Benq ScreenBar e-Reading lamp is a horizontal LED lamp that sits on top of any monitor and lights up the area in front. The Benq ScreenBar e-Reading lamp felt strong and sturdy with the patented clip heavier and stronger than expected while visually appealing. The Benq ScreenBar is made up of a aluminum tube. The tube clips into a counter-weight mount, which then sits on top of your monitor. The entire tube rotates a few degrees and you can also shift the angle by moving the mount on the monitor a bit.

Key Features:

  • Auto Dimming
  • Space Saving Design
  • Screen Glare Free
  • USB Powered
  • Mood Lighting


Weight 531 g

Product Dimensions 53 x 44 x 35 cm


The setup is minimal, there was is no need for tape or screws, The Benq ScreenBar e-Reading lamp was hung on the back of the TV using the supplied counter-weight mount on the back of the lamp. This has a micro-USB port for power, this was connected to a USB socket, (cable was supplied) The LED was connected via the USB port which tales very little power.  The 4 main buttons on the tube worked easily with minimum fuss. Once connected, the built-in ambient light sensor automatically illuminates to 500 lux which advised, is the ambient light source.

A specially designed clip makes the attachment onto monitors easy and stable. No need for screws or tape that damage monitors. The clip fits any monitor with thickness from 0.4” to 1.2” (1 to 3 cm). The patented clip features space saving, no Lamp base and more desk space.


The units touch and weight look like a premium quality product.  The Screen Bar has an automatic dimmer and asymmetric optical design, this can illuminate the working space with USB power, avoiding reflectively glare off your monitor screen. The ambient light sensor automatically illuminates to 500 lumens as it detects the surrounding brightness and then supplements it with just the right amount of light. This worked close to the light for reading but not practical for reading in a larger room. The light has a high level of technology build into the LED, allowing eight colours choices.  The warm light lets you relax and replenishes your energy. The cool light allows you to concentrate and boosts work efficiency.

This technology includes Remove Eye Strain, Non-flickering LED lighting, Auto-Dimming, Hue Adjustment Features, No Screen Glare or Flicker and No Blue Light Hazard, with my favorite Touch Sensitive Control. The BenQ ScreenBar e-Reading LED Task Lamp can be hung on monitors to save space, matte black USB powered office lamp with eye-care. This light is ideal for those who want a light in the room but don’t want the room lights turned on fully, the build quality is strong, sturdy and unobtrusive on the top of a TV or monitor. The setup and controls are simple to use.

This is a light which looks cool, works as a light with lots of technology in the background, this is not going to excite anyone but does what it supported to do.  This solves some basic problems with a traditional light, limited space, another plug socket required. The Benq team seems to have looked at traditional lights, found the annoying features and designed a lamp to minimise these defects. There are less expensive lights out there but if the technology from BenQ does what it states in terms of your eyes this alone is a feature work getting.

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By brendanlahert

20 years’ experience in the commercial technical industry. Interested in technology. Certified ITIL v3 Service Management, Project Management Prince 2, Six Sigma.

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