Night light is a Windows 10 feature that Microsoft brought to the OS with the Windows 10 Creators Update for PCs, aimed at reducing Blue Light for Windows 10 PCs. We’ve written about it before here, but the short of it is that you can now customise your Windows PC to reduce harmful blue light while you’re working through the night on your PCs and Windows tablets.
Why is blue light harmful to you? This excerpt from a 2012 Havard article should break it down for you;
While light of any kind can suppress the secretion of melatonin, blue light at night does so more powerfully. Harvard researchers and their colleagues conducted an experiment comparing the effects of 6.5 hours of exposure to blue light to exposure to green light of comparable brightness. The blue light suppressed melatonin for about twice as long as the green light and shifted circadian rhythms by twice as much (3 hours vs. 1.5 hours).”.
The article then went on to further recommend that users who use devices at night should “consider wearing blue-blocking glasses or installing an app that filters the blue/green wavelength at night.”
Windows 10 PCs, iMacs, Phones and Android devices alike all have some form of night light feature which filters out blue and green wavelengths, but with the lack of night light for Windows Mobile, what’s a sleep deprived Lumia user to do. Microsoft
Here’s how to simulate nightlight on Windows 10 Mobile
- Open the Settings app and navigate to Extras >Colour Profile
- In the Colour Profile sub-menu, Select “adjust” under “screen colour profile”
- Tap the toggle and select Advanced.
- You should now be able to control your colour temperature, tint and saturation.
- Slide the Colour temperature from cool, to warm, The warmer it is, the less blue light there is. the more you can simulate night light.
While it’s not exactly as efficient as a one tap toggle o the Windows 10 Action Center, but its better than nothing.