Thank you Ashraf and thank you Guys from CareUEyes for v2.
I’ve tested various ‘Dimmer’-Tools and prefer CareUEyes over it’s competition for 2½ years now.
Peter Blaise wrote:
“What this needs is awareness of the actual sun-up and sun-down in our area rather than just fixed selectable hours.”
Well, this would be a nice feature but is not a general solution. Just think of the poor students at Tromsø University in the north of Norway, where the sun will not go down for weeks in the midsummer but circle around them, while in the mid of winter the sun will not show up for weeks. Most people in North-Norway use special daylight lamps to avoid Winter-Depression. Staring at a dimmed Monitor all day would be counterproductive for them.
Tromsø certainly is an extreme, but it points out what CareUEyes is good for: Controlling light emission into one’s eyes apart from daylight. When working at a computer the monitor is the relevant source of light and has the greatest impact on melatonin production in the evening (melatonin = sleeping hormone).
I live in the north of Germany, where sunset is 10pm in midsummer (plus another 50 minutes to cross the twilight zone). In order to fall asleep easily I reduce light through the windows with sun-blinds (venetian blinds, shutters) and the light from the monitor with CareUEyes – both around 9pm.
In the winter time it’s worse: around midwinter sunset is at a quarter past four (at 5pm it’s pitch black outside). To stay awake and alert on cloudy day’s we have the ceiling lamps lit all day. And we don’t want our monitors to low down at 16:15 in the afternoon.
So ‘fixed selectable hours’ are essential for a tool like CareUEyes.
What I would like to have is a dimming phase of 10-15 minutes instead a simple switch from ‘Sunrise’ to ‘Sunset’ mode (and vice versa). A competitor has that and it feels better than CareUEyes switch-shock.
Alright, thanks again