Which "color temperature" settings on my display?



  • I have an older model TFT LCD display and the on screen settings offer me different color temperatures such as "warm" and "cool" + user definable settings. How should I set color temperature to work well with f.lux?



  • @Ike3000 Uh, that's a good one. Try sRGB if you have it, if not, choose normal, or default.



  • @Ike3000 said:

    I have an older model TFT LCD display and the on screen settings offer me different color temperatures such as "warm" and "cool" + user definable settings. How should I set color temperature to work well with f.lux?

    My answer is both "however you want" and "whatever looks best to you".

    Personally, I change my monitor's color temperature based on whether I'm awake or trying to get ready for bed. If I'm awake, then I use the "Normal" setting. It's neither warm nor cool. According to my RGB settings, they are all at 50. In f.lux, I have it set to 6500K when I'm awake. I am also using a properly-calibrated color profile in Windows. If I didn't, then I'd be seeing way too much blue and it would be butt-ugly. :) I always have this color profile in Windows active.

    When I'm getting ready for bed, I tend to use 1200K in f.lux and I set my monitor's RGB values to 50, 0 and 0. So, all red and no green or blue. I also lower my monitor's brightness as much as possible at this time as well, to either 10% or even as much as 0%.

    I don't necessarily have to do this though. I'm just anal-retentive. When I want to avoid blue light, I avoid it as much as I can. lol It really doesn't matter though, just as long as the light that's entering your eyes doesn't make you feel more alert. So, low-brightness light in very warm colors is best.

    So, there is no right or wrong.

    For reference, I have the Samsung 2253BW.


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