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View Poll Results: Which Voyage brightness setting do you use in a dark room
0 - 2 1 5.26%
3 2 10.53%
4 0 0%
5 0 0%
6 5 26.32%
7 3 15.79%
8 1 5.26%
9 1 5.26%
10 2 10.53%
11 - 24 4 21.05%
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:19 PM   #1
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Voyage light setting in dark room

This is a poll for the darkest setting you comfortably use in a dark room after your eyes are fully dark adapted. If you usually use auto brightness and it is trained for you, where does it settle? If you use auto brightness, but sometimes need to turn it off and set it dimmer, what do you set it to? By dark room, I mean that you pretty much can not see the screen at all with the Voyage off. Being able to see that there is something in your hand is OK. Kindle Voyage only, please.

If you select 0-2 or 11-24, please consider posting which setting you use and maybe discuss why.

Last edited by j.p.s; 11-24-2017 at 02:11 PM. Reason: Add request for elaboration of 0-2 or 11-24 votes.
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:41 PM   #2
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Either 7 or 8, but I put 7 in the poll.
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:39 PM   #3
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I use 11 all the time. I used to change it depending on the ambient light, and now I don't bother. If I go any lower than 11 in a dark room, my eyes get tired faster.

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Old 11-23-2017, 09:40 PM   #4
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I would not normally read in a totally dark room, always have a small side lamp. So I had to actually do this in the closet. I sat on a box for 10 minutes with my Voyage and was able to go down to 6. I have a feeling that maybe after more time I might possibly go to 5, but I am not sure. I didn't feel like hanging out in the closet much longer.

With side lamp I would use 8-9. So without any other light source other than the Voyage, probably 6. Possibly 5. Anything above 9 with sidelamp, or 6 with no other lamp blinds me. My eyes are light sensitive.

I do use bold setting on #2 and bookerly. Bold does make a difference for contrast, especially in the dark.
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:37 PM   #5
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I think you should have more individual options to choose from between 11 and 24--there is quite a difference! I usually use 11 on my Voyage--but anything above 12 would be way too bright.

I have a suspicion there is variability between Voyages so that 11 on my model may be similar to 8 or 9 on someone elses.
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I would not normally read in a totally dark room, always have a small side lamp. So I had to actually do this in the closet. I sat on a box for 10 minutes with my Voyage and was able to go down to 6. I have a feeling that maybe after more time I might possibly go to 5, but I am not sure. I didn't feel like hanging out in the closet much longer.

With side lamp I would use 8-9. So without any other light source other than the Voyage, probably 6. Possibly 5. Anything above 9 with sidelamp, or 6 with no other lamp blinds me. My eyes are light sensitive.

I do use bold setting on #2 and bookerly. Bold does make a difference for contrast, especially in the dark.
Thanks for the thorough explanation of your numbers. I wasn't expecting anybody that doesn't ever read in a dark room to do a research project, but the more responses the better.
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:09 AM   #7
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I think you should have more individual options to choose from between 11 and 24--there is quite a difference! I usually use 11 on my Voyage--but anything above 12 would be way too bright.

I have a suspicion there is variability between Voyages so that 11 on my model may be similar to 8 or 9 on someone elses.
Well, I was originally planning to only have 8 choices. It seems unlikely that many would want brighter than 11 for a long read in a dark room. I forgot to ask people at the extremes to post a message with the brightness used. Thank you for doing so.
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I did the test last night. I could read well at 10, but 11 was much more comfortable. I need pretty strong contrast due to vision damage, so I'm pretty pleased with 11 working.
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No idea - I just use the auto light adjustment.
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