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Windows Night Light Alternatives

Windows Night Light is described as 'To schedule Night Light so it turns on automatically, select Start > Settings > System > Display > Night light > Night light settings' and is a color temperature tool in the system & hardware category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Windows Night Light for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is f.lux, which is free. Other great apps like Windows Night Light are Redshift, LightBulb, Red Moon and Gammy.

Windows Night Light alternatives are mainly Color Temperature Tools but may also be Screen Dimmers or Health Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Night Light.
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  1. f.lux icon

    f.lux

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    53 alternatives to f.lux 

    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.

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    Color Presets
  2. Redshift icon

    Redshift

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    48 alternatives to Redshift 

    Redshift adjusts the color temperature according to the position of the sun. A different color temperature is set during night and daytime.

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    1.  Dark ModeRedshift supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Command line interfaceRedshift either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    3.  PortableRedshift can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. LightBulb icon

    LightBulb

    49 alternatives to LightBulb 

    LightBulb is an 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.

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    1.  LightweightLightBulb consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableLightBulb can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Dark ModeLightBulb supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  4. Red Moon icon

    Red Moon

    • Android
    • F-Droid
    32 alternatives to Red Moon 

    The app is free on F-Droid and on GitHub but you can buy it on the Google Play Store to support the developer.

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  5. Gammy icon

    Gammy

    • Windows
    • Linux
    51 alternatives to Gammy 

    Adaptive screen brightness and temperature for Windows and Linux.

    Discontinued

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

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  6. RedshiftGUI icon

    RedshiftGUI

    • Windows
    • Linux
    41 alternatives to RedshiftGUI 

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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  7. Dimmer icon

    Dimmer

    51 alternatives to Dimmer 

    Adjust the brightness of all monitors, screens and displays.

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    1.  Support for Multiple MonitorsDimmer supports the use of multiple displays.
    2.  PortableDimmer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    2.0.0.b8
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    Twilight

    37 alternatives to Twilight 

    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.

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  9. Iris mini icon

    Iris mini

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    47 alternatives to Iris mini 

    Iris mini is free and minimalistic version of Iris. Small. Minimalistic. Free. Portable. Automatic. Awesome for everyone. Just double click and it will work.

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  10. Desktop Dimmer icon

    Desktop Dimmer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    45 alternatives to Desktop Dimmer 

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

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    Discontinued

    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.

    Desktop Dimmer For Windows
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