Friday, February 08, 2013
Dioder Monitor Relief Lights
Materials: Dioder, zip ties
Description: I'm a graphic designer, and I spend way too much time looking at the screen. In an attempt to reduce eye fatigue, I've mounted a set of Dioder lights on the back of my monitor. I use an Ergotron arm to hold my monitor aloft, but this hack will work with any monitor (or even your television set).
All I did was mount the Dioder lights on the back of the monitor, and Velcro the controls to the back, so when I want them, I can reach behind the screen an access them. I used zip ties to connect the wiring to the monitor arm, leaving a little excess wire to accommodate the various arm positions. It took no time at all to do, and significantly reduces eye strain when working.
Plus, it looks cool when you let it cycle through the colors, which is reason enough to do it...
~ Skipernicus Gripweed