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Wellness and Eye Care Take Center Stage with the 24” Philips SoftBlue Monitor

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Posted April 16, 2015 by RyanR in News

Wellness and Eye Care Take Center Stage with the 24” Philips SoftBlue Monitor

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Anti-blue light technology eliminates emissions of harmful blue-light to reduce the impact on eyes without sacrificing color quality

Fremont, California – April 16, 2015 – Today EPI announces the availability of the 24” Philips Soft Blue display (247E6BDAD) which uses Anti-blue light technology to protect users against the damaging effects of blue light from LED-backlit computer screens. With people spending more time than ever interacting with digital devices, continuous blue light exposure through extended screen time poses a potential risk of long-term damage to eyesight. The Philips SoftBlue monitor is now available on Amazon.com for $170.

Blue light, the end of the visible portion of the color spectrum (380-450 nm), is made of high-energy waves. These waves are strong and penetrating. Blue light radiates from computer monitors, smart phones, and tablets. Consumers spend hours a day in front of their screens working and socializing, however screen time comes with side effects. Headaches, eyestrain and eye fatigue are common complaints after working on a computer for an extended period of time.

The Philips SoftBlue display reduces eye fatigue by eliminating 90 percent of blue light at harmful wavelengths, helping to mitigate the negative impact on eyes and improve well-being. Unlike software-based approaches, the SoftBlue display works using a new technology which changes the peak of the blue-chip in the LED. It does this without detracting from color fidelity or brightness, so users can enjoy accustomed image quality without the prolonged detrimental effect of blue-light exposure.

In addition to headaches and eyestrain, studies also show that long-term, chronic exposure to blue light may lead to macular degeneration (AMD), a permanent loss of vision in the center of the eye due to damage to the retina. As more people spend time in front of their screens, Dr. Carl Kupfer, former Director of the US National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, predicts, “the prevalence of AMD is expected to rise 6.3 million by the year 2030.” Dr. Kupfer also indicates that “macular degeneration will soon take on aspects of an epidemic.”

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Specs:

  • 24″ Class Monitor
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Anti-Blue Light Technology- Soft Blue, prevents 90% of blue light
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio w/ color support of 16.7 Million Colors
  • Connectivity- VGA, DVI, MHL-HDMI, Audio In/Out
  • Brightness- 250 cd/m2, Dynamic Contrast Ratio- 20,000,000:1, Response Time- 5ms

Media members interested in more information on Philips Monitors may contact PR representative Jen Mangham at (305) 374-4404 x191 or jenmangaham@maxborgesagency.com.

About EPI

Envision Peripherals Inc. is a subsidiary of TPV established in North America that brings Philips displays to market through a brand license agreement with Philips. EPI markets and sells Philips commercial displays and Philips monitors. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, EPI uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. EPI has offices in Fremont (Corporate HQ), Atlanta, Detroit, Toronto and Miami. For more information, visit www.lcdmonitors.philips.com or (510)-770-9988.



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