This is Windows 10 Night Mode (Night lamp)

Windows 10 night mode aka Night lamp

We already knew the night mode of, for example, iOS and macOS. For a while now, the “blue filter” is also available in Windows 10. Under the less sexy name Windows 10 Night Mode (night lamp).

The evening people among us prefer to work until the early hours, or at least sit behind a screen during those hours. Experts have long argued that the bluish light that predominates on most screens is not good for sleep. It is therefore better to have more yellow light in your area at the later hours. And preferably also a more yellow cast on everything you see on your screen. As promised, this is also perfectly achievable in Windows 10 nowadays, just as was the case in iOS, for example.

Launch the Settings app and click on it System. Click in the column on the left Display. You will now see a switch on the right under the heading Night Light, switching on immediately gives a much warmer tone. Not everyone likes it, but biologically it is healthier. If you find the yellowness a bit too much (or too little), click on Night lamp settings.

Firstly, you now see the strength regulator, which is neatly in the middle (50%) as standard. Set this in such a way that you like the effect best. However, keep in mind that the less you set the filter, the less effect it will have on your condition.


You can also let Nachtlamp do its work automatically. If you have location data enabled on your system, choose the option a bit lower Sunset to sunrise for the most “natural” rhythm. If you do not want this or have chosen to disable location settings, it is also possible to use the option Set hours manually enter the desired times. Furthermore, everything works as usual in Windows after activating Nightlight. Do not edit photos or videos, however, because there is of course a huge color deviation going on.

That is also the danger of the automatically switching night light: you run the risk of getting so used to it that you forget that the filter is on. So pay close attention in that regard, especially if you don’t want to get frustrated the next day because of a whole series of “failed” photo edits, for example.

The Windows 10 Night Lamp can also be set to switch automatically.
The Windows 10 Night Lamp can also be set to switch automatically.

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