F.lux is an ingenious little app available for Windows 10, previous versions, Mac and even for Linux that adjust the color temperature of your display based on the time of the day. As the sun sets, F.lux will apply warm colors and reduce the amount of blue your monitor emits that can disrupt your sleep patterns. These new settings help to reduce eye strain and improves sleep quality at night.

Downloading and using F.lux

F.lux is free to use and you can download from justgetflux. Once you install and launch the app for the first time, you’ll be prompted to enter your zip code to track the time in your location. In addition, a new icon will appear in the notification area, which you can right-click to adjust the settings. For example, you can disable the F.lux until the sunrise or you can disable the app for an hour. You can change color temperature of the screen when F.lux is running, some of the available options include: Halogen (3400k), Fluorescent (4200k), and Sunlight (5000k). And in the Settings page, you can manually adjust light for day and night, and you can change your location information. F.lux is simple, for the most part, you’ll install it and use the default settings, but if the screen looks too orange at night, you’ll probably may want to change color temperature — I personally use 4200k. It’s worth noting that Microsoft is working to bring a similar functionality to Windows 10 with the Creators Update. It doesn’t have an official name, but rumors suggest it’ll called “Blue Light”. What do you think about F.lux? Tell us in the comment below. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.