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Brightness and Contrast vs Eyes and Display

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Is it better for the eyes to have higher or lower brightness?
Is it better for the monitor to have higher or lower brightness?

Is it better for the eyes to have higher or lower contrast?
Is it better for the monitor to have higher or lower contrast?
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The brightness of your screen should be about the same as the lighting in your room, this will be better for the eyes.

When it comes to the contrast level I don't think that makes to much difference, although I'm no expert on the matter. But from what I have understood it's the brightness which affects the eyes the most.

As for the monitors, don't believe it makes to much difference there.
     
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The closer to ambient the less strain there will be on your eyes. Especially if you are just reading text you may want to put the brightness on a very low setting.

In the long term LEDs/CCFLs all wear out with use so I guess in theory having it on lower brightness will result in as longer lifetime.
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Usually default settings on any display device are usually these days far far far too bright, some to the point of stupid. So lower brightness is always better for better colour accuracy. Contrast on the other hand is usually pretty good at default settings and don't normally have to be changed.
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I usually operate at 0 brightness and 100 contrast on my Dell S2309W.
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