The monitor’s color gamut is inferior to the sRGB color space in blues and reds but superior to it in greens. An interesting thing, the two gamuts are similar in reds rather than in blues while it’s usually exactly the opposite: color gamuts of most monitors differ but slightly from sRGB in blues.
The average white brightness uniformity is 6.0% with a maximum deflection of 16.3%. For black, the average and maximum uniformity is 6.6% and 18.8%, respectively.
The gamma curves are good at the default settings but the red curve has too much of contrast.
It’s all normal at the reduced settings: the three curves go close to each other and differ but slightly from the theoretical curve for gamma 2.2.
The monitor’s average response time is 12.5 milliseconds GtG with a maximum of 22 milliseconds. That’s the typical result of an RTC-less matrix.
The color temperature setup is average. The difference between the temperatures of grays is bigger than 1000K in every mode. The monitor yields a downright bluish picture in the 9300K mode.
The contrast ratio is about 400:1. That’s not a record-breaking, yet normal, value for a modern TN-based monitor.
The LightView technology means six factory-written presets you can switch between by pressing a single button.
According to my measurements, the L222WS is indeed set up properly in those modes. The Text modes have low brightness suitable for working with text. The Photo and Movie modes are brighter. Each mode is available in two versions, Day (for bright daylight) and Night (for mild home lighting). I’d like to remind you that it’s not good for your eyes to sit at the monitor without any ambient lighting at all.
The LightView settings affect brightness and contrast ratio and do not distract the monitor’s color reproduction.
- Appropriate setup of the preset modes (LightView technology)
- You can select the image interpolation mode
- Slow matrix
- No digital input
- Text-based applications (documents, spreadsheets, Internet)
- Viewing and simple editing of photographs
- Movies and games that don’t require a fast matrix