Introducing Blue Light for Windows 10. In this article, we explain how to enable this important new feature which helps reduce eye strain and encourages better sleeping patterns.
Another great feature users can look forward to in the Windows 10 Creators Update is Blue Light. We’re excited that Microsoft is finally providing native support for the technology to Windows rather than relying on third party apps like f.lux.
We’ve been talking about Blue Light tech here at groovyPost for years due to its health benefits in reducing eye strain and encouraging better sleeping patterns. Last year, Apple introduced Night Shift or Blue Light support in iOS 9. In the Creators Update, users will be able to natively enable and configure its own built in version called Night light in just a few steps. Let’s take a look at how to set it up.
How to Setup and Configure Night light in Windows 10 Creators Update
If you work late into the evenings – like I do – you begin to experience some of the drawbacks of sitting in front of a computer screen at night. Common Symptoms include eye strain, irritation and inability to properly fall asleep. Night light in Windows 10 helps reduce this by minimizing the impact of your computers screen contrast and temperature; contributing to dilate pupils properly when viewing the screen for long periods.
To begin, click Start > Settings > Open System > Click the Display Tab > toggle On Night light
Once Night light has been enabled, you can activate it from the Action Center – Windows key + A – then click the Night light tab.
You can further adjust Night light settings by controlling the temperature or have it activate and turn off at a particular time of the day. When activated, the screen will automatically adjust its temperature; producing a comfortable contrast, which reduces eye strain and promotes better sleep.
Night light is an exclusive feature for the Windows 10 Creators Update. Users running older versions of Windows 10 or previous releases of Windows that cannot upgrade, will have to continue using third-party utilities like f.lux. For me, the benefits are clear; working in front of a computer all day, can take a toll on your health; it’s great to see features like Blue light available out of the box to make your computing experience more comfortable.
The Windows 10 Creators Update comes bundled with a lot of great new features, check out some of our other articles about the update and let us know what you think:
- How to Install Themes from the Windows Store (Windows 10 Creators Update)
- How to Use Ethernet Metered Connections in Windows 10 Creators Update
- Windows 10 Tip: How to Hide the All Apps Column in the Start Menu (Windows 10 Creators Update)