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How safe my VR headset will be?

PacoradonPacoradon Posts: 7
NerveGear
Howdy! I just got Oculus Rift S. I was wondering about safety of my lenses and VR headset. I have bright celling light. Is it safe to use VR headset under bright celling lamp? Isn't it dangerous to my VR headset?
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  • PacoradonPacoradon Posts: 7
    NerveGear
    Direct sunlight can damage the display screen by focusing the light through the lenses, so you should avoid leaving the headset near a window for example. Normal domestic lighting isn't likely to cause the same sort of problems. It's a good idea to store your headset with a dust cover over it anyway :)

    So playing under bright white celling lamp for like 7+ hours is safe?

  • lensmandavelensmandave Posts: 427
    Trinity
    You're fine playing for as long as you like under any lighting you choose. Just keep the headset away from direct sunlight when you aren't using it.
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  • Pixie40Pixie40 Posts: 506
    Neo
    Highly recommended (by me at least) to also put a cover over the lenses when it's not in use. Before I bought my Kiwi interface cover and protective lens cover kit I was using the cardboard cover the Quest came with.
  • chadblairechadblaire Posts: 12
    NerveGear
    i have returned my unit, rift-s, twice due to broken pixels. the second time it might have also had sun damage after the pixel broke. the sun damage looked like a lunar eclipse with a black circle surrounded by a light corona ring. on both eyes. my guarantee has run out so i am hoping. btw, they want the orig box to return.
  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 6,411 Valuable Player
    edited August 28
    Direct sunlight can damage the display screen by focusing the light through the lenses, so you should avoid leaving the headset near a window for example. Normal domestic lighting isn't likely to cause the same sort of problems. It's a good idea to store your headset with a dust cover over it anyway :)

    Agreed, direct sunlight might be like 100k lux (10k and more inside a living room where direct sunlight passes through a window), but even really close to a light bulb it's probably hard to get more than about 6k lux. 1 meter (3 feet) away from a lamp it may be like 100-200 lux. Something like that - I would not worry about lighting from a lamp. 

    I have some art behind anti-uv museum glass, I check for lux exposure often using my luxmeter :blush:

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