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View Poll Results: Is the Glo's minimum light setting too bright for a dark room?
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:57 AM   #16
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After some fiddling around, I settled for lowest setting when reading in low light situations.I don't know whether I'd use a lower setting but there's only one way to find out...

Is this a HW limitation or can this be changed in SW, that is the big question!
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:06 AM   #17
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It isn't a showstopper for me, but I would use a dimmer setting than currently available when reading in a dark room.
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It can probably be changed in the firmware as it is likely a PWM (pulse width modulation) based dimmer with a MOSFET driver since there are so many discrete steps offered. The thing is they probably can't go too dim without making it look blotchy depending on just how "homogenous" the diffuser is, and the high end should be resistor limited for maximum current just in case the device goes off kilter so it can't burn the LEDs out if they got left on at max voltage/current.

Me being me, I have to ask you guys with the minimum brightness problems, "Don't any of you have sunglasses?" I know, I know, they stay in the car so you don't loose them...

I wouldn't mind seeing the white on black reversal option on the regular touch too. With broad stroked fonts it might be easier on the eyes. I like the option on my android tablets, but, of course, they're backlit.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:14 AM   #19
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Looks like responses are pretty evenly divided! I think the white on black background idea is fantastic if feasible with a software update, and not just on the Glo...
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:47 AM   #20
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Well, I just voted for it to go dimmer, though I'm not that bothered, as it's pretty much nearly dim enough on the minimum for me.

However, I just had a play with a Kindle Paperwhite in Waterstones and that has both many more smaller gradations, and goes quite a bit dimmer. I also couldn't fault the display in any way, so have no idea if the fuss about the paperwhite has any bearing on this. It looked good to me. (still prefer the way you use a Kobo though, seems more intuitive to me at least).

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Old 10-27-2012, 01:43 AM   #21
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I think it's too bright as well, not comfortable to read in pitch black.
I would like to have both options, inverted text (white on black) and a dimmer setting of the light (even if this means more shadows).
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #22
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I read on my new Glo last night in bed and I didn't find the lowest setting too bright. (Trying the highest setting, though, almost made my eyes pop out of my head!)
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:22 PM   #23
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Yeah, at the highest setting you can use the Glo as a torch lamp

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I read on my new Glo last night in bed and I didn't find the lowest setting too bright. (Trying the highest setting, though, almost made my eyes pop out of my head!)
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:56 AM   #24
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No. The lowest level is fine for night time reading. During the day I use it anywhere between the lowest level and the 50 % setting.

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:11 PM   #25
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Glo owners! Do you find that the minimum light level when used to read in the dark is too bright?
Since Kobo gave the option to adjust the light from min levels to higher intensity its a moot point. For some of us the brightest light level makes the reading easier on the the eyes. For others the lowest setting is what works best for them. Yet again the various levels in between will work best for others. Bottom line is no the light is not to bright as its complete adjustable. If there was no way to adjust it then prehaps this would be an issue but as it stands you can adjust it. And as to shadows, well they could have positioned the bulb a little lower to avoid this.

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:40 PM   #26
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Since Kobo gave the option to adjust the light from min levels to higher intensity its a moot point. For some of us the brightest light level makes the reading easier on the the eyes. For others the lowest setting is what works best for them. Yet again the various levels in between will work best for others. Bottom line is no the light is not to bright as its complete adjustable. If there was no way to adjust it then prehaps this would be an issue but as it stands you can adjust it.
You have completely missed the point. We are complaining because the MINIMUM adjustment is not low enough for us when reading in total darkness. We want to be able to make it even lower.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:55 AM   #27
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I voted NO as for me the lowest level is not too bright. In fact I find lowest + 1 to be OK as well. My room is in almost total darkness.

However, the inversion proposal is good, I would like to try that if it could be made available.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:20 PM   #28
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I think it's too bright as well, not comfortable to read in pitch black.
I would like to have both options, inverted text (white on black) and a dimmer setting of the light (even if this means more shadows).
I agree with this. I find the light much too bright in total darkness. I even find I am holding the device farther away (stretch my arms more) too reduce the brightness a little that way. I've always thought my eyes were too sensitive for bright lights in a dark environment. I also have my bedside clockradio at its dimmest setting. Maybe vitamin A deficiency (or overdose ).
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:22 PM   #29
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I have a Kobo Glo and use slightly above the minimum in the dark when reading in the rocking chair with my son. He prefers it to my ipod touch so I think it is lower than the settings I have been using on that. I really like the light settings.
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What does the .config file look like? I know in the Touch you can use a simple text editor to manually change the Full Page Refresh rate to any number you want among other things.
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