On almost any displays I have to turn the brightness down towards zero, yet they still hurt. I wondered what my usable smartphone (AMOLED) and TV (Sony Triluminos) which I can use at full brightness have in common. I figured it's the spectrum: narrow distinct blue, green, and red bands as opposed to a continuous rainbow spectrum. So I thought maybe Quantum Dot displays, which offer similar spectrums, could help. And I bought the cheapest Quantum Dot PC monitor available. (https://www.hannspree.eu/product/hq-272-pqd/)
Is it really Quantum Dot? Yes:
Does it flicker? Yes:
360 Hz at all brightness levels (including 100) - not PWM, but a noticable ripple
The build quality is astonishingly low. The whole case tilts to the right, the display is not centered and has dirt spots behind the glass:
However, is the backlight better than a regular monitor? Definitely yes. I think I might be on to something with this "RGB spectrum" idea. I should add that blue light blocking glasses or apps don't help me at all with the brightness problem.
Anyways, I can't recommend this particular Quantum Dot model because of the 360 Hz ripple and its "dirt" cheap manufacturing quality.
I do recommend anyone suffering from White LED brightness issues have a closer look at Qantum Dot and tech that is similar.
I wonder if LED bulbs with such a spectrum exist, too. I can't use any White LED bulbs (I tried so many), so this could be a way out of the misery.
(Now that I think about PCs, I'm not sure what to do with a PC monitor in the foreseeable future now that all currently supported operating systems are not eye-friendly in some way (Windows 10, Linux, BSD, Mac OS, Android...). The only safe haven for my graphics card is Windows XP and partially 7. But OK, that's another story.)