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    LightBulb Alternatives

    LightBulb is described as 'application that reduces eye strain produced by staring at a computer screen when working late hours. As the day goes on, it continuously adjusts gamma, transitioning the display color temperature from cold blue in the afternoon to warm yellow during the night' and is a popular Color Temperature Tool in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to LightBulb for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and Android Tablet. The best alternative is f.lux, which is free. Other great apps like LightBulb are Redshift (Free, Open Source), Red Moon (Free, Open Source), Gammy (Free, Open Source) and RedshiftGUI (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 17, 2022
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    • Windows
    LightBulb is an application that reduces eye strain produced by staring at a computer screen when working late hours. As...
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    1. Software that makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.
      Most users think f.lux is a great alternative to LightBulb.
    2. Redshift adjusts the color temperature according to the position of the sun. A different color temperature is set during night and daytime.
      Almost everyone thinks Redshift is a great alternative to LightBulb.

    3. The app is free on F-Droid and on GitHub but you can buy it on the Google Play Store to support the developer.
    4. Adaptive screen brightness and temperature for Windows and Linux.


      The project is no longer being worked on and the repository has been archived

    5. RedshiftGUI changes the color temperature of your monitor to better match that of your surrounding. This means that it sets a cooler color temperature during the daytime (due to natural lighting) and sets a warmer temperature at night (due to indoor lighting). Similar to f.


      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.4, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

    6. The app filters the blue spectrum on your phone or tablet after sunset and protects your eyes with a red filter. The filter intensity is smoothly adjusted to the sun cycle based on your local sunset and sunrise times.
    7. Iris mini is free and minimalistic version of Iris. Small. Minimalistic. Free. Portable. Automatic. Awesome for everyone. Just double click and it will work.
    8. To schedule Night Light so it turns on automatically, select Start > Settings > System > Display > Night light > Night light settings.
      Windows Night Light vs LightBulb opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Forgets its job when power saving features kick in.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

    9. Enable darker-than-dark dimming for internal and external screens.


      The last commit to the project is from November, 16 2017 and it gave some users a bunch of deprecation errors when they tried to install and run it.

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