Microsoft Building Blue Light Reduction Feature For Redstone 2

Posted by Megalith 3:30 PM (CDT)

Saturday September 03, 2016

This development should be interesting to those of you who use f.lux, which lowers color temperatures at nighttime to ease your eyes and promote better sleep. Hopefully, it doesn’t affect games like f.lux doesآ—I’ve found that without safe mode activated, it creates noticeable microstuttering.

There are a few studies out there that suggests blue light late at night can result in a less-restful sleep and in dark settings, less blue light is easier on the eyes. This feature is likely coming to Windows 10 with the next release major release and TFWboredom on Twitter found the first indications of this new tool. He was able to turn on a button in the Action center (although it does not currently function) that will eventually enable the feature. Further, digging around a bit, the details behind the feature allow "the users [to set the] desired target color temperature (in Kelvin) for blue light reduction" and the feature can "automatically [be] set based on sunrise and sunset".