A few weeks ago we were sent the BenQ WiT e-reading lamp to review and my other half James has been testing it out in his home office and is here today to tell you all about it.
BenQ WiT is the world’s first lamp designed for e-Reading and WiT stands for 3 key benefits for the users:
Wide: 150% wider illuminance area than normal desk lamp
Intelligent mode: auto detect environmental brightness and come out proper light to reduce reflection and contrast glare while reading on the monitor.
Tailor-made: adjust light color from warm white to cool white (2700~5700K) to perfect fit any reading scenario – casual, study or work.
The BenQ WiT e-reading lamp is a truly excellent and elegant thing. It is easy to set-up and use. It has a solid sturdy base which feels premium and ensures the lamp head can be moved to whatever position you choose. The lamp head comes in a range of colours – although be careful the one we choose which looked to be metallic red in the picture is actually closer to a dark pink with a pink cable. Nonetheless the lamps metallic head is very attractive and provides a long strip light powered by LEDs.
The lamp head itself is also ingenious as it is curved, this ensures you get wide arc of light and means that you are able to light the whole desk area in one go. The lamp head pivots on a quality ball and socket mechanism which connects to the base via typical desk lamp 2 arm / elbow arrangement. This means accurate and precise placement whatever your need it.
The light from the lamp is controlled simply and efficiently with 2 mechanisms – The off/on is a touch sensor which is an attractive stainless steel metal ring on the lamp head and next to a dial which you can turn to get a range of types of light. With just a touch on the ring you activate the e-Reading mode which is a built-in ambient light sensor which detects the light of the environment and WiT delivers the patented ‘brighter at the sides, darker in the middle’ illumination to reduce the contrast glare and the reflection on your screens. The dial can be turned to provide a hard bright light for detailed desk work through to warmer softer tones for late evening or background lighting. This means you can subtly change the light it provides to fit any circumstance… I think there are about 10+ different options of varying colour temperature.
The light itself come with an adapter for plugging in to the mains – the mechanism here is also clever as it allows you to unplug the light via a cable plug and while I presume this to enable the different colour options to be accommodated making the sales of different colour variants economic it also means you have a quick release mechanism in the event the lamp was pulled of the desk somehow (which to be honest is very unlikely given it weight and quality).
Overall it is an absolute winner and I would highly recommend if you can afford the price tag, which is currently £178 over on Amazon.
Check out this video to see the WiT e-Reading desk lamp come to life…
* We received this item free of charge in exchange for this honest review.