Originally Posted by frickfrock99
I want to make sure my monitor is lighting properly and as it should.
I'm not quite sure what you mean by lighting so I'll post a couple of answers and hope that one of them is right.
If your interested in adjusting the colors/white balance etc. so that your monitor displays colors like it should you can opt to do an adjustment test that most operating systems have but this is dependent on your calibration skills. The preferred option is to use hardware that has a light sensor and is coupled with software to do the adjustment automatically. An example of such is the Spyder 2 Pro. Monitor calibration is useful for photographers/web designers/anything where accurate representation of colors is important.
If your talking about the LCD back light and want to check if its getting dimmer then you should check out the VESA Brightness Uniformity Test screen found in the DisplayMate test suite. Basically it displays a number of screens that make it easy to spot if your back-light/inverter is giving out.
If your talking about dead/stuck pixel tests then there are lots of applications that are free on the net that can test for this using a number of screens. Basically all the monitor has to do to pass this test is to display red, green, blue, white and black. If all the pixels can display these colors then your monitor passes. Google is your friend if you want to find out why it is only these colors that need to be tested.