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F.lux save your eyes but does it work?

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You're supposed to set the temperature of your monitor to match the ambient lighting, warm matches incandescent bulbs (that turn everything yellow) and cool should match the colour of daylight (and fluorescent lighting if you got the right bulbs).

That said, on my monitor "normal" matches daylight while cool does turn everything slightly blue, so I just don't think they have any idea.

I realize that when it comes to monitors. My experience is with an iPhone. Most smartphones do not allow you to adjust the white balance in their stock form. iOS needs to be jailbroken and Android needs to be rooted with a custom kernel to set color profiles.

Also, f.lux addresses the need for the monitor's white balance to be adaptive to the time of day. The white balance for me in the evening does shift more to the red than during the day especially if a room lets in any ambient light.

So yeah, most things are calibrated to be used during the day. At night everything turns blue because of that.

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We've replaced all our bulbs with daylight CFLs a while back, so I'm lucky in that regard (Middle of the day or 9pm at night, the same colour temperature applies)

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All I can say is wow this is a huge difference. Its so much easier on my eyes. I might switch to this for all my work pcs now. I did however notice on windows 8 machines it wont download due to being on a smart screen filter list.

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Clever how it doesn't alter the mouse pointer colour / brightness

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I installed it a few weeks ago, and just toned down the colour difference to about 2/3 of the bar to "fluorescent." It seemed weird for the first day, but after a while I stopped noticing the change completely. Very natural and strains my eyes less.

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Downloaded this last night and I felt much more refreshed this morning, I cannot say this was the reason for what seems to be a higher quality of sleep as one night of what may or may not be a result is nothing to go on, so I plan to use this for awhile....but long story short it seemed to help a bit (but again, 1 night is not enough to say for sure).

The color change is something to get used to, I really notice it right now, but only on my browser for the most part, my desktop and playing a game doesn't seem to change much (or at least I don't notice it nearly as much). Would be cool if this did do something to improve my sleep quality, but I was highly skeptical when this post first came up (I'm now hopeful that it did help last night and will continue to do so, but still skeptical as to whether or not it did anything).

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I've been using F.lux for probably close to a year now and while I can't say whether or not I sleep better because of it, the eye strain I used to experience regularly is pretty much gone.

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