We spend a good amount of hours working, playing games or watching movies on the PC, obviously all in front of the PC screen in Windows. It is true that the quality of the current panels in this regard has improved greatly in recent years, but it is worth taking certain precautions.
And it is that as you will know first hand, on more occasions than we should, we spend 8, 10, 12 hours or more in front of these screens, which is not good for the eyes. In fact, experts in the field give us some advice if necessary so that at least the damage is less. This is something that we may not notice in the short term, but over time the health of our eyes can be seriously damaged. Thus, periodic breaks are not a bad option, as well as keeping a certain distance from the monitor , among other things.
Of course, how could it be otherwise, Microsoft itself is fully aware of all this, so it also offers us a solution. This comes in the form of a useful functionality for your operating system, Windows 10, and that will be very helpful.
Advantages of activating Night Light in Windows
Therefore, this solution that those of Redmond offer us in Windows to protect our eyes, is presented in the form of functionality included in the system. This is something that already has several versions of the software among us and that will be of great help to this that we are commenting on. With all this that we tell you, what we really achieve is that the screen of our computer shows warmer colors constantly. To do this we must activate this mode and with this what we do is avoid damaging our eyes and help us fall asleep if we use the PC before going to sleep.
It is worth mentioning that experts on the subject recommend using this display mode in Windows, when we work in low light conditions. Of course, this includes the case that we use the computer at night . Hence, we can configure several parameters in this regard to adjust its operation to our needs.
How to activate it in Windows
Well, in the event that we make the determination to use this function that Microsoft makes available to us, it is something that we can easily do. This is something that, like many other things, we achieve from the Configuration app of the system itself. To this, for example, we can access through the Win + I key combination. This will lead us to a new window, where we locate and click on the System option.
Then, on the screen that appears, specifically in the left panel of the screen, we find the section called Screen, which we also select. At this moment, below the control we use to manage the brightness of the screen, we find what interests us, the Night light section.
It is more than likely that at first we find that this element is deactivated, so we have to activate it from that selector. But that is not all we can do in this regard, but Windows presents us with some customization parameters for Night Light.
Configure the night mode and adapt it to our needs
As I discussed earlier, this is a feature that will be of great help especially if you work in low – light environments. Therefore, in order to customize its use, once we have activated it as we saw before, we are going to configure it. To do this we click on the link called Night Light Configuration that is located below the activation selector. This will lead us to a new window where, the first thing we see is a button that gives us the possibility to activate this function immediately.
This is something that will actually help us to get an idea of how the screen looks at the moment the Night Light is activated. But that’s not all, since at the same time we have the possibility to adjust the intensity of this new display mode. We achieve this by simply moving the corresponding scroll bar that we see here.
Set Automatic Night Light Schedules
As we told you, this button will help us to get an idea of how the screen will look with this mode activated. But the most useful thing is that we can adjust the exact moment in which we want the Night Light to start up, or deactivate. For example, we can adjust this for when it gets dark, or when we know for sure that we are working in a low-light environment.
For this that we tell you, what we do from this same window, is to activate the selector, a little lower, that says Night Light Programs. Once you have put into operation, we can set times on and off this feature we are reviewing. Keep in mind that at first we can define the mode to start at dusk. And it is that Windows, based on our configured time zone, knows when it will be night in our zone, when it activates the mode. The same will happen with sunrise , but to deactivate this feature that we are talking about.
But on the other hand, it may be the case that we ourselves want to configure these schedules by hand. To do this, we only have to click on Define hours while we establish the exact start and end time of the Windows Night Light.
Although at first the change that we are going to notice in the view does not exist, this simple change is very possible that we will have to be thankful for in the future. With this, among other things, we manage to strain our eyes less, and it will not cost us anything, on the contrary.