Quntis Light Bar Pro+ review: Great alternative at budget price

Quntis Light Bar Pro+ review: Great alternative at budget price
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Written by 

Lloyd Coombes

Published 

28th Jul 2023 14:28

If your desk space is as dark as mine is (or was), then a light bar might be just what you're looking for. Still, in the case of options like the BenQ Lightbar Halo, that can get expensive.

Enter Quntis, a company that offers the Light Bar Pro+ at around $70 - a significantly cheaper alternative. Still, you get what you pay for, and is the Quntis Light Bar Pro+ worth the purchase? While not without caveats, it's a great budget option for your desk setup.

GGRecon Verdict

If you're looking for a way to light up your desk, you can do a lot worse than the Quntis Light Bar Pro+. It's affordable, looks good, and while it lacks some additional features found on more expensive alternatives, does a great job of making my dark desk look a little less gloomy.

Let there be Light Bar

Quntis Light Bar Pro+ on top of an ultrawide monitor
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There's never a substitute for natural light, but given my office is buried deep in a converted garage, that's sadly not an option without some remodelling.

Thankfully, the Quntis Light Bar Pro+ has alleviated some stress on my eyes, and while it's not my sole light source, it performs admirably when it comes to illuminating my desk - after all, having a classy desk setup is one thing, but if you can't see it, what's the point?

 

The Quntis Light Bar Pro+ sits nicely on the top of my main monitor, and while it doesn't look as secure as some alternatives, my sit/stand desk regularly moves up and down without knocking it from its perch.

Quntis Light Bar Pro+ product photo on white background
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It's adjustable, too, with a screw for tightening up and a couple of options in the box to help it sit on various monitor sizes and curvatures.

My main gripe with the setup is that the included USB-C cable runs right up to the bar itself. That means it's not possible to position a webcam on top, and while it's a small nitpick, I wish the cable had gone into the counterweight side of things instead so I didn't have to add a webcam on either side of the central bar.

Dulled shine

Quntis Light Bar Pro+ remote control
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While I'm pleased with the overall lighting, I do wish the Quntis Light Bar Pro+ offered an auto-adjustment option on the remote control.

Instead, there's a central button on top for switching it on and off, as well as the option to rotate the top for adjusting colour temperature or adjusting the 'base' for brightness.

Once it's set how you like it, it's easy to position it out of the way, but given auto adjustment would likely need sensors that may bump the price up, we can see why the option was omitted here.

The Verdict

If you're looking for a way to light up your desk, you can do a lot worse than the Quntis Light Bar Pro+. It's affordable, looks good, and while it lacks some additional features found on more expensive alternatives, does a great job of making my dark desk look a little less gloomy.

4/5

Review unit provided by Quntis.

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Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.