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Old 11-10-2023, 09:39 AM   #1
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Kobo Libra 2 vs Kindle Paperwhite 2021 - the dimmest front lights setting

Hello. I am consdiering buying one of these eReaders, but want to know which one is the dimmest using minimum front lights brigthness level ? And how big is the difference? I am going to use it in completely dark room from time to time, but I am not a big fan of using dark mode.
I also would like to ask how well the warm light is implemented on these devices - doesn't it increase the overall brightness by adding warmth (since they have separeate "warm" led, as I understood)?
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The Libra 2's minimum light level is 0 (light completely off) and the light level regardless of the colour of the frontlight does not seem to vary that noticeably. I don't have a Paperwhite 11th gen but for my PW 10th gen setting the light level to 0 seems to turn the light completely off but it does not have light colour control so can't address that.
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On the Libra 2, you have a slider from 0 - 100 for the frontlight strength and a slider from 0 - 10 to adjust the ratio from totally cold to totally warm. Changing the warmth does not alter the frontlight intensity.
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Thank you for the answers, but what about the dimmest frontlight level - I know that 0 means completely turned off, but what about the minimum levels when the frontlights still works? Which one allows the dimmest lumience?
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Thank you for the answers, but what about the dimmest frontlight level - I know that 0 means completely turned off, but what about the minimum levels when the frontlights still works? Which one allows the dimmest lumience?
The Libra 2 is slightly dimmer than the PW 10th gen for what little that may be worth.
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Thank you for the answers, but what about the dimmest frontlight level - I know that 0 means completely turned off, but what about the minimum levels when the frontlights still works? Which one allows the dimmest lumience?
I don't have both to compare, but in a completely dark room I can't read my Libra 2 on the very lowest setting. I need to add a couple levels.
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I should be able to compare my Libra 2 to a PW5 this weekend. I'll report the results.

The Libra 2 goes from not bright enough to too bright. I'll check the PW5 when I have access to it this weekend.

I don't use the warm light. But I'll compare them.
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Thank you for the answers!

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I should be able to compare my Libra 2 to a PW5 this weekend. I'll report the results.

The Libra 2 goes from not bright enough to too bright. I'll check the PW5 when I have access to it this weekend.

I don't use the warm light. But I'll compare them.
Oh yea, it would be great
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Oh yea, it would be great
I did forget to do the comparison. I'll do it tonight when I have access to the PW5.
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I set the light level to 1 for the PW5 and Libra 2. The PW5 was dimmer then the Libra 2.

I set the Libra 2 to 3 to read in dim or no light.
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I set the light level to 1 for the PW5 and Libra 2. The PW5 was dimmer then the Libra 2.

I set the Libra 2 to 3 to read in dim or no light.
Thank you for comparing these two

Can I ask you how much dimmer was the kindle, was the difference similar to the photo below or they both were rather close the left option?

https://www.reddit.com/media?url=htt...c146&rdt=49416
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Thank you for comparing these two

Can I ask you how much dimmer was the kindle, was the difference similar to the photo below or they both were rather close the left option?

https://www.reddit.com/media?url=htt...c146&rdt=49416
I cannot say based on the photo. When I get a chance, I'll take a photo of both devices at 1 and at max.
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