My bedroom lights are purple. It does make things look weird. But since I have them turn on on a schedule it doesn’t blind me. I do wish these smart bulbs had a ‘sunrise’ type setting. But hey, purple works.
@remo28 there are bulbs that you can integrate with f.lux. You can set f.lux to change colors with the Sun and it will adjust your screen colors as well as any smart bulbs you have working with it. Pretty neat
I actually do set many of my smart and “smart” bulbs to green because it’s supposed to help with migraines. The green color just needs to be basic green, nothing fancy or extremely specific about the wavelength, but the studies did say that somewhat indirect light, moderate brightness, and especially consistent exposure during similar times of day are important.
I was pretty skeptical, and I don’t know if I’m having that many fewer migraines, but there’s something about the green light that seems to make my irises relax more than normal. It’s worth trying out if you’re having headaches or just have a spare constellation of lights for testing things.
Note also that the testing area may become unpopular with “normal people” who “can’t see in that green light,” so if you suddenly feel more comfortable in green light, you might consider asking your doctor about any headaches or whatever. There are medications that help some.
@Kidsandliz@PhysAssist@rockblossom The “blue” that needs blocking is actually just barely ultraviolet, and the reason it needs blocking is that although it messes with your vision, and can damage it, you really don’t see it properly. As a result, it can be a hell of a lot brighter than you think. There are glasses which block that wavelength extremely well without changing what you perceive as the color of what is in front of you one bit. I have a couple of pairs. I wish I could get a pair that wasn’t intended to be reading glasses, with no correction included at all. I’d wear those instead of sunglasses while driving cheerfully. Regular sunglasses keep me from being able to see some of the gauges on my dashboard. But those wouldn’t.
Blue light helps fight off depression and helps you focus.
Yellow light helps you calm down and get sleepy.
Red light helps you imagine you’re a bad guy from a cheap sci Fi show on a baddie space ship (because baddies only use red lights… That’s how you know they’re bad).
Ultra Violet light helps your skin crisp up like a rotisserie chicken…