ASUS announced that 26 of its monitors have received certification from TUV Rheinland for low blue light emissions, more than any other monitor brand. These monitors feature four filter settings which are used to reduce blue light emissions by up to 70%.
TUV Rheinland is a professional certification organisation which specializes in display testing. They are the people behind the creation of a display-specific standard (2PfG) which is used to test and measure low blue light emissions, and flicker.
These ASUS monitors have reduced blue light emissions by up to 70%, which helps to fight fatigue, eye strain, and headaches. With extensive research, ASUS engineers have determined the optimal amount of blue light reduction needed for different tasks. The most recent monitors highlight four new Blue Light Filter settings. They are categorised by levels such as Level 1, designed for web browsing which reduces blue light emissions by 20% with little colour shift. Level 2 is used when viewing videos and photos reducing blue light emissions further to 30%. While Level 3 and 4 reduce blue light emissions by up to 50-70% which is the optimal amount ASUS has chosen for long periods of reading and viewing in dim environments. The settings are easily accessed through an on-screen display menu.
“ASUS has taken a further step forward with its range of ultra-low blue light and flicker-free monitors. Among all monitor brands, ASUS monitors have received the most number of TÜV low-blue light and flicker-free certifications.” said Derek Hsu, TÜV Rheinland Taiwan’s electrical display project manager. “ASUS has combined TÜV’s monitor testing technology with its solid research expertise to create monitors that provide the optimal balance between accurate color and eye care. It certainly demonstrated its aspirations of developing products with the well-being of users in mind.”
On another note, ASUS have gathered flicker-free certifications for 28 of their monitors from TUV Rheinland. ASUS Flicker-Free technology reduces flicker by avoiding low brightness levels that lead to high-speed LED backlight cycling. This is achieved through Smart Dynamic Backlight Adjustment to help prevent eye fatigue, irritation and strains, as to enable users to spend longer times using them comfortably.
ASUS incorporates their Ultra-Low Blue light monitors into the PG and MG series for gaming, the Designo series, which is designed for home entertainment, the PA and PB series targeting graphics professionals, and the Essential series for everyday use. Asus aims to continue developing reliable, high quality displays in hope of expanding their line-up of Eye-Care monitors.