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Old 01-07-2013, 09:40 AM   #16
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I use 22 all the time for my PW. In low light settings I use my KFHD7-32 with Autobrightness and White fonts on a black background.
Always wondered why you still use your Fire in low light and not just your PW? That have anything to do that you read differerent things at night?
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:46 AM   #17
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Always wondered why you still use your Fire in low light and not just your PW? That have anything to do that you read differerent things at night?
The two units are synced so I can read the same eBooks. I pick up my reading page no matter which unit I am using. They both sync automatically.

However, all my apps are only on the KFHD7-32 such as weather, google news, chess, bibles, etc.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:55 AM   #18
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The two units are synced so I can read the same eBooks. I pick up my reading page no matter which unit I am using. They both sync automatically.

However, all my apps are only on the KFHD7-32 such as weather, google news, chess, bibles, etc.
I see, because of the added features (and the strange bug of no active-content on your PW). You should try at least reading for a bit on PW in low light - you might not have to switch to white font.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:59 AM   #19
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I always keep it on 2 or 3.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:31 PM   #20
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I seem to use the mid-range most (13-17). I turn it down when I notice the lighting itself, turning it down to the highest level where I don't "see" the light.

My battery life seems really good (20-odd hours with lots of page turns and dictionary look-ups) but I also keep wifi off.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:55 PM   #21
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On the 3rd day I turned the light as low as it would go (apparently off) and left it that way.

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Old 01-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #22
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Generally 11-12, no matter the lighting.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:17 PM   #23
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I'm surprised how low most people are keeping the light. Interesting.
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I do at least 20 in bright rooms and about 7 or 8 in dark rooms.
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I'm surprised how low most people are keeping the light. Interesting.
In my opinion, it's simply not necessary unless you're attempting to read in really poor lighting conditions. I don't, or at least haven't yet tried to do so.

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From what I can tell, units have very different scales.
My PW seems to have a decent screen (pretty uniform, no color splashes) - but the light is much weaker compared to some I have seen. Below 4, it is barely noticeable in a dark room.
There is no way to read below 10 in absence of other light.
I keep it at 14 in darkness. 20 in lighted environments.
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In my opinion, it's simply not necessary unless you're attempting to read in really poor lighting conditions. I don't, or at least haven't yet tried to do so.

I agree! When I first got my PW I was using it at rather high settings, but now I'm using it at much lower settings and I find I actually like it better. Plus it gives better battery life, so it's a win/win.
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Setting 0 in pitch black.
Setting 1 in energy conservation mode
Setting 4 when I don't care about energy
Setting 10 when I want to see backlight in broad day light.

I have to admit that the backlight looks tempting, and you want to put as much of it as you could possibly bare (kinda like sugar).
But to stay healthy, I find any setting beyond 4 is not really necessary, as when the environment is light enough to blot out the screen light at setting 4, then it's light enough to be reading without backlight.
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I keep it at level 22 because I like a BRIGHT, WHITE screen all the time. That is the whole idea of PaperWHITE!

Anything less than 22 changes the white to really off color.

Battery time is irrelevant. I did not buy the PW to have a great battery. I'll wait for the new 3D batteries to be in the Kindles this Christmas.

Anyway, getting 10 to 12 days of battery life at level 22 light level is just fine for me.
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