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[Health] Blue light kills your melatonin levels
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RE: Blue light kills your melatonin levels
(10-24-2020, 08:01 PM)becker44a Wrote: On my Linux Mint, there is a tiny application called Redshift.  When configuring, you provide your latitude and longitude coordinates, and a color temperature.  The app figures out the rest.  It visibly modifies the color balance on my LED monitor.  Very convenient, automatic.  Redshift is open-source, and is said to be available for most Linux distributions.

Thanks for that - I had never heard of redshift before. I just installed it, but when I ran it my screen became kind of pinkish (it's after dark here). I didn't care for the appearance, so I killed it. Others may find it useful.
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RE: Blue light kills your melatonin levels
"my screen became kind of pinkish"

that's kind of the point. it's what happens when blue is reduced. it might have bothered me the first time but I don't notice it except when toggling the app on and off. I'm not sure but I think some apps will change incrementally as it gets darker in order to make the color change less noticeable.
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RE: Blue light kills your melatonin levels
(10-24-2020, 08:36 PM)JJJ Wrote: Thanks for that - I had never heard of redshift before. I just installed it, but when I ran it my screen became kind of pinkish (it's after dark here). I didn't care for the appearance, so I killed it. Others may find it useful.

Hi JJJ,
If you Google "configure redshift" you'll find articles on setting up Redshift with your own choices for color temperature during day and night times, and a number of other settings.  These can be put in a file named redshift.conf, and stored in your user profile structure.  The change is produced by manipulating the gamma settings of your display.  The changes are most visible when looking at an area that should be white.  On my display the whites turn less brilliant, and with a somewhat orange tint.  I think I fall asleep more quickly since I installed this tool, as I am often on my computer late in the evening.
A.Becker
PAPing in NE Ohio, with a pack of Cairn terriers
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RE: Blue light kills your melatonin levels
OK.... I think I'm a believer. Been making some adjustments. Thanks guys.
First Diagnosed July 1990

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Retired 1968-1990
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RE: Blue light kills your melatonin levels
(10-24-2020, 02:21 PM)SideSleeper Wrote: Windows 10 has a Night Light feature in Settings.

Yes it has, but it is not enough, I do suggest to decrease blue light levels to a minimum level. Otherwise, the screen works as an artificial blue light generator. Default blue light setting is for getting more customers for the shop environment. Not for safe home use.
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RE: Blue light kills your melatonin levels
I do happen to like the very pinkish/red screen I get with F.lux.  I took a little getting used to at first.  But I am one who likes to read in bed on my laptop and am also very sensitive to blue/white light that is typically given off with most modern devices today.

To each his/her own.......
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