What brightness level do you use on your mac ?

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  1. XPcentric macrumors 6502

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    Except when its daylight, I'm usually using the first level mostly in the evening when I'm sitting in my bed and its dark. How about you ?
     
  2. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    I'm currently 2 from the top in my semi-well lit room. I'm getting my money's worth from these LED's.
     
  3. karohan macrumors 6502

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    Does using the screen on a higher brightness (the highest) hurt your eye at all? I don't necessarily feel strained but I don't want to ruin my vision unintentionally. Also how does this affect the lifespan of the screen?
     
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  5. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Will using the screen at high brightness for a long time causing LED's to burn out faster?

    Do LED's burn out? :p
     
  6. jvmxtra macrumors 65816

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    I def use it on highest... I think one of the main feature of macbook is its great screen and I want to enjoy the screen at fullest every single time I use this wonderful machine.

    Only time I will lower the brightness is when I am running out of battery but that is very rare case. I usually have mag safe everywhere(I own multiples of it and have it readily available anywhere).
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Light-emitting diode
    That's 5.7 years running 24/7. Yes, LEDs can burn out, but you'd probably get rid of your Mac in favor of a new model long before that happens.
     
  8. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Mine is always on max brightness, I dim it to minimum when I go to bed though.
     
  9. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    A fluorescent does hurt after time; a LED doesn't give me that headache. It may also be part due to the glossy screen and the surrounding black trim allows the eye to focus better.

    The 50k hours of LED life is actually very conservative.
     
  10. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    I keep my iMac on the absolute lowest setting, day and night. It's just so powerful. My MBP stays on full brightness except on battery, when I'll go down to 50% or so.
     
  11. karohan macrumors 6502

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    Does this mean I don't have to worry about inadvertently damaging eyes right?
     
  12. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need to worry.
     
  13. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Provided the sun is not directly behind the screen, a mazillion watt lamp or a lawn gnome with toothpicks, you are good to go, but I am not an eye doctor so please don't sue me if I forgot something.
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    1. Sun directly behind screen. Check!
    2. Mazillion watt lamp. Check!
    3. Lawn gnome with toothpicks. Check!
    I think you covered it all! :D
     
  15. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    It depends how the lighting around me is. Normally its 50-80% but right now its 100%. On battery power, I do lower it though.
     
  16. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    Normally 4 boxes. If in a bright room or in daylight i use 5.

    Uber bright screens hurt my eyes.
     
  17. MisterFeeney macrumors 6502

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    All the way up when plugged in, about half way up when on the battery.
     
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  19. kovalchuk71 macrumors 6502

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    Usually at level 4-5. I don't like it bright.
     
  20. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Usually around 60%, unless I'm on battery, in which case about 30%.
     
  21. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    7 blocks lol

    I guess about 40%

    all the way bright is wayyyyy to much :eek:
     
  22. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    I'm starting to think that I have vision problems lol
     
  23. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using it at about 50% It really depends on the lighting since its a glossy display but I usually don't have issues with the glare.
     
  24. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816

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    On my A1226 machine, as low as it gets before the backlight goes off. And it's still too much. The panel is an LP154WP2-TLA3
     
  25. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is used as a desktop most of the time and I keep my brightness on max because contrast appears to suffer at anything lower. Could be something else and not contrast, but it definitely looks worse to my eyes. I use it 40-60% when on battery.
     

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