Another one of my random ideas that I’m curious if it’s actually available. I tried searching for this but couldn’t find much information. Basically, the same concept of reducing blue light as those glasses and the “night mode” for screens to help you sleep. I imagine it’s not that hard to do that with white LED lights as well, just alter the phosphor formulation to emit only lower wavelength lights, it would probably make the light more yellow, but that’s honestly a small price to pay if it makes you sleep better. Does it exist already? If so, any word on how well they work?

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If you have reasonably broadband controllable RGBW LEDs it basically becomes a software problem. Ofc the more broadband options you have the better it would be, in terms of simulating natural light cycles.

Been planning on testing it for a while, haven’t got around to it yet. I’d be stunned if it didn’t have a pretty positive effect overall.

Also really wouldn’t be surprised if there are some options or tools for doing that with various consumer “smart globes” already…

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Andrew Huberman’s YT channel may have one or two videos you might like. He is a scientist who specializes in eye-brain connections. His shows are longgggg, but excellent. He says use dim red light below waist level after dark. Some nightlights have different wattages as do some nightlight bulbs - but I have found this the easiest and cheapest way of accomplishing what he recommends. The nightlight needs to have a manual on and off switch preferably and I think 4 watts (i have) is too dim, so 7 watts may be better. You can get the red light bulbs somewhat cheaply in large Asian stores in the Buddhist section. Most single red bulbs will be between 50 cents and a $1.30. I think I saw different wattages on them, hence the different prices. There are apps for phone and PC and maybe browser extensions to adjust light levels and maybe types of light.

I remember seeing some Philips bulbs that you could configure it’s tone with their application, sad thing is closed source and shit but maybe once you change it you don’t need to touch it anymore, unless you want it to change its colour throughout the day.

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yeah, many LEDs come with the ability to change color and also light intensity. Some RGB lighting stips are uner $25 and have red.

I think that to be circadian rhythm friendly it needs to be a special red, but that could work.

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