Work at Night? F.lux Your Eyeballs

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Internet professionals are known for their late night work sessions. That, of course, can take its toll on the eyes over time. Fortunately, a clever app by the name of f.lux has come to the rescue. 

The application (available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and iPhone/iPad) essentially softens the light that a computer screen emits by adjusting the screen's color based on the sunset time in your geographic location.  

Users can change the color based on the type of light is present in a room - be it candlelight, Tungsten, Halogen, Fluorescent, Daylight, and custom lighting. It is even possible to suspend the feature if seeing true colors. i had the opportunity to test it out last night and while skeptical initially, the app - installed on my laptop - did its job exceedingly well. 

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Web Design Firm 04-07-2013 5:36 AM

Thanks Pete. This will keep me from having to manually adjust my screen at night.

Chris 04-10-2013 6:53 AM

Honestly, You can do the same thing with what you probably already have at home. I've been working online probably 10+ hours a day since 1995. The trick for myself has always been to use a small dim light, something like a 25 watt soft white bulb. Always position the light somewhere behind you so there is no glare. Never use a light in front of you that can strain your eyes without even noticing. I always work late at night when my family is asleep so I need just enough light to see.. After 18 years, I still have 20/20 vision and no issues with my eyes. Simple little things make a big difference.

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