The LightBoost HOWTO and FAQ

Ask about motion blur reduction in gaming monitors. Includes ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur), NVIDIA LightBoost, ASUS ELMB, BenQ/Zowie DyAc, Turbo240, ToastyX Strobelight, etc.
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The LightBoost HOWTO and FAQ

Post by Chief Blur Buster » 17 Dec 2013, 12:55

If you've heard of LightBoost, then just post away!

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Re: The LightBoost HOWTO and FAQ

Post by FATAL1TY » 30 Dec 2013, 19:43

Mark, there are some type of "degradation" of the LED backlight of the monitor while in LB?

i mean, lifespan of the monitor will be reduced? if yes, how much?


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Re: The LightBoost HOWTO and FAQ

Post by Chief Blur Buster » 31 Dec 2013, 06:00

FATAL1TY wrote:Mark, there are some type of "degradation" of the LED backlight of the monitor while in LB?
i mean, lifespan of the monitor will be reduced? if yes, how much?
There should be none.
Many LightBoost monitors, such as the ASUS VG278H, don't use any any boost voltage at all.
Even when a moderate boost voltage is used (for brighter strobes), the rest period between strobes compensates for that. The oldest LightBoost monitors, that uses minor boost voltage (e.g. XL2411T or VG278H), haven't had any reports of brightness degradation after a year of 24/7 use.

LED's actually last longer when they're strobed (at original voltage, at least). LED's don't perceptably wear out when cycled, they can flash millions of times per second in optical fibers (transmitting binary 1's and 0's by flashing an LED ON/OFF many times a second. That's what your Toslink optical connector on your Yamaha/Denon Surround Sound Receiver does!) LightBoost is a designed feature of a monitor, used for NVIDIA 3DVision to brighten the screen when used with shutter glasses, but LightBoost became more popular during 2013 as a method of motion blur elimination.

Generally, the average brightness is a more accurate indicator of the wear-and-tear on your LED's.
Most monitors are darker in LightBoost mode, than in non-LightBoost.
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       To support Blur Busters:
       • Official List of Best Gaming Monitors
       • List of G-SYNC Monitors
       • List of FreeSync Monitors
       • List of Ultrawide Monitors

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