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F.lux save your eyes but does it work?

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#1 SuperKid


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 16:06

I was wondering if anybody uses and seen any actual results in use F.lux (http://stereopsis.com/flux/) I use my computer late at night quite a lot and the lighting in the room I use my iMac is not great. Although the iMac does adjust its brightness to the ambient lighting in the room I was wondering if this program actually does help your eyes late at night.

#2 azspeedbullet



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 16:09

I use it for windows and i notice it helps me sleep at night after being on the pc for hours on end

#3 Mark


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 16:10

Try it!

To be honest, the weird colours annoy me but in theory the app should work. Seeing a lot of cool blue light can affect your eyesight and sleep patterns if it's at a time that it wouldn't ordinarily be daylight.

#4 vetGeoffrey B.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 16:11

a friend mine swears by it (he is a developer) and he will be up late working on code.
I personally cannot stand it because it yellows out what I am working on.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 16:16

I just started using it about a week ago and I love it. It seems weird and "red" at first, but that's the point, red light doesn't interfere with melatonin production and sleep and stuff. I no longer have that painful squinty moment if it's dark and I come back to the PC, because it doesn't blind me with the full spectrum anymore. It does have the option to easily disable if you're working on something colour-sensitive. Highly recommend.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 16:19

I swear by it on my ipad, I wasn't aware it existed on desktop platforms, but can only imagine it's a good thing there too

#7 XerXis


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 16:20

I tried it to improve my sleeping habbits, but I couldn't get used to the color.

#8 billyea


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 16:22

How to know that f.lux works:

1) Use f.lux for a week.
2) Disable f.lux at 11 pm
3) Be blinded by the intensity of your suddenly very-blue screen.

Before flux, your eyes endured that every night.

#9 Renvy



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 16:26

set the at night mode on 4000k at first. I installed secretly on my mom's pc and set the gradient to 1 hour. She never noticed it.

a friend mine swears by it (he is a developer) and he will be up late working on code.
I personally cannot stand it because it yellows out what I am working on.

There's a mode where you can disable it for an hour in case you're an artist or something.

#10 GarakObama



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 16:30

I have night mode at 4200k. It the difference in color was noticeable at first but not once I got used to it.

I don't think I've ever seen an attempt at doing a study on the effectiveness of the program though. It could the placebo effect everybody is experiencing like those magic bracelets..

#11 Arceles


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 16:37

I use it constantly to read a lot of pdfs... just put the "disable for an hour" option and see how it hurts the eyes when there is to little light and screen is at max bright.

#12 StrikedOut


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 16:45

Just installed it on my work PC and like it so far (tis dark here) will try it on my PC at home, will be interesting to see how it goes.

#13 Knife Party

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 17:16

just tried it, wow its so orange ?!

#14 Shadrack


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 18:57

I have f.lux on my jailbroken iPhone 4 and I love it. After using it for awhile, it seems like non-corrected screens at night are bright florescent blue bulbs. I believe it does help me fall asleep faster (in that using a non-corrected screen at night kept me up longer).

#15 HawkMan


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 19:09

OR you could all just run your screens at the proper warm color setting instead of the terrible wrong colors cold setting every monitor, OS and tv is set to by septa dared today.

Turn down contrast, turn down brightness, set to warm color. Enjoy comfortable proper colors n your screen.