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Old 01-06-2013, 11:32 PM   #1
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What are your PW light settings?

Just curious what light settings you find themselves using most? In bright rooms and in dark rooms. (I'm sorry if this is a repeat thread, I couldn't find one.)

When I first got my PW, I found myself using it at high levels in bright rooms (around 20) and around 12 in low light rooms.

However, after using it for a few months now, I find I'm using it at lower light levels in general, about 10 during the day and then at night I use it in a completely dark room at about 5 when I first turn the light off. Then down to about 2 or 3 after a bit.

What are you all finding to be the best light settings for your reading?
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:32 AM   #2
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Outside, when it's brightest, I use it at 17. In brightly lit rooms I go for 7-10; In dark rooms I go under 5.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:37 AM   #3
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I remember doing a lot of fiddling when I first got my PW. I started out with 17 during the day. Since then I have gone down and down.

Now I just put it at 4 or 5 and leave it there. If I read in the bedroom with a side lamp, I go down to 3. I never read in complete darkness. I could probable go to 2 if I did that.

This gives me a kindle that is just a tad brighter in the backround than my K3 and I can go all day in any light situation and not have to fiddle with it anymore.

4-5 daytime
3 darkish room
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:46 AM   #4
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I use 8 in a lighted room and 5-4 in the dark. I find this most comfortable for my eyes. I don't see me changing it any. It's perfect for long hours of reading.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:11 AM   #5
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12 for bright rooms... 4 for dark rooms... I guess that PWs don't have that much consistency when it comes to LED performance, so this survey might not be too meaningful... my 4 might not equal your 4
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:25 AM   #6
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6-7 in dark rooms, 12 for normal to bright rooms.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:49 AM   #7
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I have my Paperwhite on 12 all the time, except when it is bright enough and I turn the light off. If you are interested in turning the light off, I made a small guide in this post that does not require a jailbreak.


For the curious: No, this is not how I turn my light off personally. If you look in the thread that above link is in, you can find it in post #63. Be warned, that it is not recommended to do unless you are comfortable with it and understand the risks that are involved. It also requires a jailbreak and usb network. It is much easier and safer to use the non-jailbreak method.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:13 AM   #8
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:22 AM   #9
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Always on 4, whether in a dark room or in full daylight. (Played about with it to start with, and it does go amazingly white, but really only wanted the light for night reading.)
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:15 AM   #10
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I always keep it on 3 or 4
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:16 AM   #11
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Been using mine on 4 all the time for the last few days. I never read in complete darkness, or, at the moment sunshine (UK weather!) and it seems to make the screen paper white without being too artificial.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:21 AM   #12
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I usually use between 12 and 16. In my poorly lit computer room, 16 is what I have on now and it looks good.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:40 AM   #13
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:10 AM   #14
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Like many others I played with it a lot when I first got it. Now I leave it on 6 pretty much all the time. It works well for me in both bright and dimly lit rooms.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:35 AM   #15
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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.
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