How to Reduce Blue Light on Windows 10

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Total screen time for people is going higher and higher, and we find the people are continuing to stay on their screen longer and longer into the night. We are finding out now how damaging the blue light from your screens is to our sleep patterns. Here is how to reduce blue light on Windows 10.

How to Reduce Blue Light on Windows 10

The bright light from our screens mimics some of the patterns of the sun. It confuses our Circadian Rhythm and makes it difficult to fall into a deep sleep after using the computer for long hours. Likely we can lessen this effect by applying a blue filter to our monitor. This blue filter gives our screen a warmer, less bright color and eases some eye strain. Here is how to enable it on Windows 10.

  1. Hit the Windows key

  2. Search for Night Light

    Night Light Windows 10

  3. Set Your Hours

    Choose the hours you want your Night Light to run.

  4. Turn on the Night Light

    You can immediately turn it on.Night Light Settings Windows 10

 It’s that simple. Before, you used to need third-party applications to achieve this, and now it’s built directly into windows. Under the night light settings, you can pick the strength of the night light. The closer to 100, the more blue light will be filtered out. For most people, the sweet spot is usually between 60 and 70

You can also set your hours when you want the night light to turn on. You can also have it work automatically from sunset to sunrise, which is our preferred method. The sunset to sunrise option will use your location to determine when to enable the blue light. It will automatically adjust to the season as well. 

I don’t have a Night Light Option

If you searched for the night light and didn’t see it, you likely don’t have the latest windows build. The night light feature was introduced in Windows 10 build 1903, so be sure to update Windows. You can follow these guides to help you.

Know that you know how to reduce blue light on Windows 10. To help improve your user experience with Windows at night even more you can try enabling the dark theme in Windows 10.