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Kindle and yellow backlight/cover

Commented on August 09, 2013
Created August 08, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Hey,

Anyone know of a way to cut out the white light from a kindle paper white?

I'm trying to follow a zero artificial light policy after dark as per: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-conduct-a-personal-experiment-yellow-light-exposure-plus-an-announcement/#axzz2bQ1wXg7U

Something like a cover or hack like f.lux for the kindle would great.

Gary

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I understand. But wouldn't waking at night and trouble going back to sleep a different issue that need to be addressed in-depth. Also I typically switch off all lights, and remove the blue-blockers only after lying down on the bed and usually keep it beside me, so that it is easy to find. Kindle is a b/w e-ink based device. There is only going to be different shades of brightness in the screen and no way anything related to color such as blocking blue can be implemented on the e-ink screens.

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Thanks. You can turn down the screen but not off. I've been using yellow tinted glasses (a pair of old mtb glasses) but if waking at night, reading can help fall asleep again however searching for your glasses in the dark is a pain in the ass.

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on August 09, 2013
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You could buy some orange transparency sheets and cut them to the exact size of the screen and apply them at night. Sort of a physical version of F.LUX and it can also serve as a screen protector too.

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on August 08, 2013
at 11:39 PM

Is there a way to switch off the light on the paper-white? Then the best way to go is to stop reading in the kindle when you switch off your room lights ;)

Alternatively you can buy a blue-blocker glasses to remove all things blue from your view - http://www.amazon.com/Uvex-S1933X-Eyewear-SCT-Orange-Anti-Fog/dp/B000USRG90/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1376005004&sr=8-3&keywords=blue+blocker+amber

I use the above product and it is very effective at blocking blue. I think it was even recommended at MDA.

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on August 09, 2013
at 07:43 PM

I understand. But wouldn't waking at night and trouble going back to sleep a different issue that need to be addressed in-depth. Also I typically switch off all lights, and remove the blue-blockers only after lying down on the bed and usually keep it beside me, so that it is easy to find. Kindle is a b/w e-ink based device. There is only going to be different shades of brightness in the screen and no way anything related to color such as blocking blue can be implemented on the e-ink screens.

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on August 09, 2013
at 12:36 AM

Thanks. You can turn down the screen but not off. I've been using yellow tinted glasses (a pair of old mtb glasses) but if waking at night, reading can help fall asleep again however searching for your glasses in the dark is a pain in the ass.

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