Brightness level

Skuta

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 4, 2007
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Hello,

I just got my new MBP 15.4" and so far it's perfect. I have no yellow tint, bleeding or anything (LG screen).

The display is amazingly bright.

I was wondering if having it set on "max brightness" would somehow reduce the brightness level over time. Would it be "healthier" for the display if I set the brightness level to say 80% or so?

Sorry if it's a stupid question : (
 

heaven

macrumors 6502a
Jun 20, 2004
553
2
Thats a good question!
I just got mine and was thinking about the same issue.
Do you have it all time at 100%? Sometimes I even start thinking that it is too bright :D
 

Skuta

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 4, 2007
18
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Thats a good question!
I just got mine and was thinking about the same issue.
Do you have it all time at 100%? Sometimes I even start thinking that it is too bright :D
Well, yes.

I like it at 100%. But if using it at 100% will make the screen less bright over time, I won't be maxing out for long.
 

pianoman

macrumors 68000
May 31, 2006
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I don't know if using it at 100% brightness will significantly reduce the brightness of the display over time.

Regardless, you should use it at whatever brightness level you find most comfortable. It makes no sense to try to preserve the life of your machine if you're not going to enjoy using because it's too dim or dark.
 

zepharus

macrumors 6502a
Aug 7, 2007
684
2
Hello,

I just got my new MBP 15.4" and so far it's perfect. I have no yellow tint, bleeding or anything (LG screen).

The display is amazingly bright.

I was wondering if having it set on "max brightness" would somehow reduce the brightness level over time. Would it be "healthier" for the display if I set the brightness level to say 80% or so?

Sorry if it's a stupid question : (

The entire point of using a new technology known as LED backlighting is 2 fold.

1- It uses less energy and prolongs the length of time you can use battery power to operate.

2 - CFL backlighting loses brilliance, or brightness over time as the mercury atoms deplete. LEDs suffer no such effects, thus DO NOT diminish over time



So basically have at it and go as bright as you want there cupcake....
 

dacreativeguy

macrumors 68020
Jan 27, 2007
2,014
210
Well, lowering the brightness does significantly affect battery life. And since the screen is unbelievably bright, I usually keep it at about 75% which gives me over 4 hours of battery time.
 

heaven

macrumors 6502a
Jun 20, 2004
553
2
I don't need to swich on the lights at night anymore. I just power up my MBP :D
 

vicious7

macrumors 6502a
Jul 16, 2007
818
0
Jacked into the net...
The entire point of using a new technology known as LED backlighting is 2 fold.

1- It uses less energy and prolongs the length of time you can use battery power to operate.

2 - CFL backlighting loses brilliance, or brightness over time as the mercury atoms deplete. LEDs suffer no such effects, thus DO NOT diminish over time



So basically have at it and go as bright as you want there cupcake....
lol...yep, that's the best response yet.
 

kolax

macrumors G3
Mar 20, 2007
9,188
115
LED's remain at their brightest until they die, which will be years and years.