@dp100 Hey, been some years since I've visited this forum.
Find the physical brightness setting on your monitor a d drop it to 0%.
Next and I'm not joking: wave your hand in front of the screen on a blank white background. If you see strobing or flickering, (I know quite a bit about backlight technology) set it back all the way to 100 or perhaps 94 would be enough to reasonably eliminate P.W.M. backlight strobing.
If you have flickering / strobing, either sit further away from the screen to reduce light exposure, or push it farther away. There are countless, O.K. at least four, differet tools to magnify or enlarge yhe screen so that you do not need to lean closer into the monitor for comdortable reading.
I presume 99.99999999999999999999% of web users are aware of holding yhe ctrl key and scrolling up / down or +/- key.
Windows magnifier is exceptionally wonderful.
Consider reducing monitor resolution to 1280x720
Windows 7+ DPI settings. 150% is 720p size scaling for a 1080p monitor resolution.
Change the monitor contrast setting and increase it on the 2300 / 1900K settings as it's letting through much less green and blue light. You can increase the contrast just slightly without overexposing any colors.
Hi @maxime - no we do not agree it is wrong. It's there for a reason, which is that your body is made up of clocks that entrain to light. That's all it says and it's true.
It would be wrong to say it's a psychological trick or a thing that only involves sleep or a little suggestion, it's actually pretty fundamental to our biology and we want more people to know about it.
Here is a paper that explains how half the proteins in the body are rhythmic based on when your eyes see light - the truth is that your body has billions of clocks, and they're everywher. In some ways, you can choose to have them work well or not, by giving them a strong day-night signal. This is the way immunity, digestion, repair are regulated by the body, and why timing of light is so important.
@Barrydunn f.lux is still better than Night Light, but hey, you gotta do what you like the most right? That's what I'd do, so that's all I can recommend. F.lux or Night Light, whichever you like the most.
The current warms the filament while also producing light. A typical dimmer reduces the current, which generates a little less light, but does not stop the incandescent from working. The LED bulbs are working differently, they don't produce heat while consuming energy, only light. I am using only leds in my house, because they are much safer in my opinion, plus they consume less energy. With this smart bulb which I got from amazon, https://www.amazon.com/smart-light-bulb-bulbs-color/dp/B0922Q43LY/I can change the color however I want, and not worry about the light's warmth.
Hi - from a color perspective, on our PC build at least - you can do "use wider slider ranges" and get more "blue" than normal during the day.
I should mention that the way we do this is by removing green and red, and so while there is more blue in a relative sense, it is hard to increase it overall. So this might not work as well as seeing more actual blue skies. But you are welcome to try.
There are indeed visual opsins in the skin, but many of them do not have access to a chromophore, so they don't activate to a neural pathway like those in the eye. There are some potential links with subcutaneous fat in recent experiments, but only in albino mice, and there is no consensus on it yet.
We have had this in the past, but we have turned it off in recent versions. Curious what you would like to see here?
Our reasoning is that people tend to experience a circadian delay from weekend sleep (likely from sleeping in and not seeing light in the morning), but we didn't necessarily want to make Mondays even worse by pushing them later using a screen. So we have tried to keep things on a more consistent schedule.
We also have a custom version (not public) that has 7 day of week scheduling and things like this but it's more for people who do rotating shift work, not people who want to wake up at the same time on Friday and Monday.
We think there's no replacement for daylight, or high levels of ambient light. The screen can only do so much. So if you can spend an hour near a window or outdoors that is a good idea.
I would worry the most about creating contrast between day and night - turn off overhead/bright lights before bed and try to find more light during the day. Then adjust your screen so it isn't the brightest thing you're looking at before bed.