Luckily, gaining the benefits of biased lighting is easy. There are some pretty inexpensive bias lighting kits that have everything included. They consist of an easy-to-trim strip of LED lights that have an adhesive on the back, making it easy to attach to HDTVs and monitors of virtually any size. The entire thing is USB powered so it can be plugged right into the TV if desired.

That being said, it is possible to make a DIY solution using regular light bulbs. In such scenarios it is important to pick the right color temperature of light bulb. White lightbulbs range from warm light to cool light, measured in Kelvins. While any bias lighting is better than nothing, it is best to match the bias light to the reference point used by screen manufacturers. That perfect light temperature is 6500K. If you get a bias lighting kit, you don’t need to worry about it since they all should use 6500K LEDs.

Either way, it is so easy and inexpensive to set up a bias lighting solution there is no reason to continue dealing with the eyestrain, headaches, and all around discomfort that comes from watching a bright TV in a dark room, especially since bias lighting results in higher contrast images with no glare.