It’s a common occurrence and a common problem because most LED screens emit a lot of blue light and scientists say too much is a bad thing for your eyes and sleep habits. Yes, the light of day is good for us (use a high SPF sunscreen), but the light of night might be bad, too? For that, there’s Screen Lights.
Turn The Light Down
Right up front allow me to admit that I’m one of those Mac users who toils away late at night, slaving over a hot keyboard, trying in vain and vainly seeking to finish up the day or get started on the new one before bedding down.
Scientists indicate that too much blue light from our devices can interrupt sleep and that’s not good for anyone. Screen Lights helps to reduce the amount of blue light emanating from your Mac’s screen. Start by choosing one of four different colors to control the amount of light filtering. There’s a control to dim the level of each (green scares me, and reminds me of my pre-Mac DOS and CP/M days).
Screen Lights lives in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s easily accessible any time of the day. Not only can you dim the colors, but you can invert screen colors (some people prefer light text on dark backgrounds, but that’s so 1989).
All the app does is reduce the amount of blue light from your Mac’s display by changing the color. Ostensibly, assuming scientists are correct in their analysis of light and computer devices, Screen Lights should help you reduce eye strain and sleep better.