I don't have SAD issues - I have some indications of the inversion, actually - but this is genius and I want to try it. The genius part isn't using the backlight, because you don't use the backlight. You replace it with inexpensive but better and easier to power LED tape. The genius is using the lenses.
Building realistic daylight panels from broken televisions and monitors.
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