Does long term flux using "burn out" the screen?



  • I've been using flux extensively for almost two years now (on both, laptop and my phone (similar app for Android)) and as much as I love it I can't help but notice, that even when flux is off, the color shades seem a bit more "redish" (which is especially visible, when I connect my laptop to TV and compare the two screens).
    No matter what the answer is, I'll still keep using flux (the difference is marginal, only noticeable when directly comparing two screens), but I'm curious whether it has also occurred to any of you.



  • @maciekcube What backlight technology is your laptop and desktop. Cold Cathode Fluorescent lamp, CCFL, will shift warmer in color over time, actually just about any fluorescent light will, and may MANY times because a bit more pink in tone after a good many years if used quite a bit of the day.

    LEDs are just still purplish white in most backlit monitors, but ESPECIALLY smart phones, including the iPhone. I like my OLED display but the flickering is just too much.

    F.lux is like having your wallpaper as a candle or something, it's not changing the backlight, just what is displayed on the screen.



  • Yeah, f.lux is absolutely harmless. This question is the same as asking if using your monitor for anything is harmful. We all know the answer to that is 'No', and f.lux is the same thing because all f.lux is doing is it's making the monitor do what it has already been designed to do.

    So he's right that it's just an aged monitor. You're only noticing because your paying extra attention.

    Typically, phones these days have whiter-looking displays than laptops and regular computer monitors, especially if that laptop's monitor or if the computer's monitor has the "matte" look instead of the glossy look (for anti-reflective/anti-glare).



  • @TwoCables said in Does long term flux using "burn out" the screen?:

    especially if that laptop's monitor or if the computer's monitor has the "matte" look instead of the glossy look (for anti-reflective/anti-glare).

    It would be nice if phones had matte screens. I tried buying those plastic films but they were completely clear, so I left a nasty review, they were very cheap, but just the time and energy wasted for something so small. It would have been fine if it were delivered in part by an electric drone. Ah, those will be the days.


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