f.lux: Protect Your Eyes From Late-Night Computing

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 in Review
f.lux: Protect Your Eyes From Late-Night Computing

Find yourself staying up extra late working, gaming, or chatting on the computer? Having trouble sleeping?

f.lux developers bring up a good point:

During the day, computer screens look good—they’re designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn’t be looking at the sun.

The software runs a filter through your display that lowers the color temperature, thus removing the blue hues harmful to better sleep.

Seems legit, right? So I tried out f.lux. Without question, the software has helped calm my eyes significantly during my nighttime computer usage. The software has a number of helpful settings, and includes a quick way to disable it in the event you need accurate colors on screen.

Start out with moderate settings, and work your way to lower color temperatures. Once you get used to it, you’ll never want to go back. I tried once. That blue light is staggering, and my eyes didn’t appreciate it.

I fully recommend f.lux, go try it out!

f.lux: software to make your life better