A tool called f.lux makes it a whole lot easier to use your display in the evening and at night, but with the Creators Update, Windows 10 users won’t be needing it anymore. In fact, Windows 10 has taken its own spin on f.lux with something called Night Light. F.lux may have been around quite awhile, but Night Light is a much more easily accessible and well-rounded way for viewing your screen in the evening or at night.
How to enable Night Light
Starting up Night Light is a really easy process. Open the Start menu and click on the Settings gear icon.
Select the System option, and then under the Display setting in the left navigation pane, you’ll see Night Light under the “Color” subheading. You can choose to simply turn it off or on here, but you can access more settings by selecting the Night light settings link right under the off/on slider.
You don’t have to change any settings if you don’t want to. By default, Night Light will activate during sunset and turn off during sunrise. It change’s your screen’s color temperature slightly, so if it isn’t enough for you, you can go in and change it at the aforementioned link.
Adjusting Night Light settings
Once you open Night light settings, you have quite a few options available to you. You can manually turn on Night Light straight away and you can adjust the color temperature to be lighter or warmer with the slider.
You also have scheduling options. By default, Night Light is scheduled to turn on at sunset and turn off at sunrise, but by pressing the Set Hours button, you can adjust what times it enables and disables. If you don’t see the Set Hours button, make sure that the Schedule night light slider is turned to the “on” position first. Once it’s on, the button should appear.
Really, there’s no “perfect” color temperature. It’s different for everyone, but as a general rule, the higher you go up on the slider, the more “normal” your screen will be, as in you’ll get more blue light. The lower you go on the slider, the redder your screen gets, and thus, the “normal” blue light that emits from your screen is restricted.
It’s all about finding a happy medium with the color temperature that works for you.
If you followed the above steps, you should now know all about setting up the new Night Light feature in the Creators Update. By using this new feature, it’ll be a whole lot more easier on the eyes when looking at your screen in evening/night hours.