F.lux Promises to Help Us Insomniac Nerds Sleep Better


If you’re like me, you’ve spent way too many late nights pinned to a computer screen.  I end up sitting in a dark room staring at a super bright computer screen working on whatever projects I’m trying to knock out.  And when I post “who’s up” on Facebook at 3AM, I get a ridiculous amount of likes.  Whether we make beats, DJ, curate content, layer in Photoshop, edit film, or write articles, a lot of artists are night creatures.  The last thing we are concerned about is our eyesight and whether or not the settings on our computers can help.

My buddy Ryan Loughlin over at The EDM Network passed this to me yesterday, and I was dying of laughter when he said “the warm orange glow makes me feel like my laptop has a blanket on and its tucked in ready for bed.”  But after installing this application, that’s actually exactly how it feels.  Your eyes don’t sting.  It’s soothing.  F.lux claims that it’s possible that we’re all staying up too late because of harsh conditions on our eyes, and that their app will help us sleep better.  They even have research to back up their claims.

F.lux syncs to your clock, and the lighting changes on your computer depending on the time of the day.  The application makes your screen brighter in the afternoon and gives it a comforting softer glow at night.  Give it a shot and let us know how you slept.  F.lux is available for free and compatible with Windows, Linux, or OS X here.

  • timbuck93

    WOW, WOW, this!!!! I saw this beta thing on their website and I downloaded it… it’s wow, it’s so relaxing on my eyes, I got adventurous and changed the settings around, I put it on the most orange 2700 and woah, this program is like… idk it’s just awesome, my eyes feel so much better, wait i’m gonna disable the program,

    **OMG*** WHY IS EVERYTHING BLUE, WOAH re enable NOW, ….

    ok so much better, wow so THAT’S what i’ve been looking at at night, wow that’s an eye opener, and that was painful too, I mean everything was all blue it looked terrible, wow I’m definitely gonna recommend this to my friends

    • sceptical

      but you work for the company…
      just lost a bit of respect for the product

      • timbuck93

        WHAT?????? No, I don’t work for any company right now, and I also don’t have a job at the moment so WTF are you talking about, ok maybe my comment was to excited, but damnit I love this program, I don’t program for and I don’t know the devs, so stop drawing conclusions that you don’t have **ANY** information to support, they don’t PAY me to help other people,

        I do it because I love f.lux, and I want other people to be able to use it so I help them when I can, what’s wrong with that? Don’t lose respect for anybody unless you have FACTS or PROOF,
        now how about looking into the program and seeing how your eyes feel at night, then if you like the effect just tell your friends

      • lornamatic

        Haha, f.lux is only Mike and me. Timbuck’s a very dedicated user and beta tester though.

        • timbuck93

          Yes I’m very dedicated! Thanks

  • Ave

    FYI this is also available Through Cydia and can also Help your iphone, ipad if your into jailbreaking :)

  • http://gogisadj.tumblr.com/ Luca Speterson

    I use Twilight on Android for the same purpose.