Software companies and their customers have been eagerly awaiting a new blue light filter.
Now, a company with a $100 million research program is giving customers an early preview of what they can expect.
BlueLight Labs has developed a new suite of products that can detect when light is being emitted from a computer screen and alert users of the problem.
BlueLight Labs co-founder Paul Voss said the new software, called BlueLight Detect, was developed with a variety of software companies in mind.
The company says its software can detect up to 80 different types of blue light, and it can work in conjunction with other software to help protect people from blue light-induced illnesses.
Voss said BlueLight detect is designed to work in tandem with the latest software and hardware and offers a simple way for people to find and block the problem from happening again.
“We wanted to put our technology to work with a software system that had a good reputation for protecting against blue light,” Voss told the Canadian Press.
The BlueLight sensors are embedded in the back of a laptop or tablet, and they’re designed to be unobtrusive, so users can take them off without breaking a sweat.VOSS said BlueLeaf Labs, a software development company based in the United States, also collaborated on the BlueLight Detection system.
BlueLeaf’s software, known as BlueMotion, is a suite of sensors that detect light coming from a laptop screen, and when those lights interact with a light sensor, they emit blue light.
The system works by analyzing the light’s intensity, wavelength and temperature, and can detect whether the light has entered the room.
The software can also alert users to possible issues with blue light exposure, including eye strain, headaches, nausea and dizziness.
Voros said BlueMotion can detect changes in the color of light coming in from multiple sources, including the screen, a smartphone or a TV, and the software can tell if a person is being exposed to the red, green and blue light from a television or computer screen.
BlueMotion detects that a computer is on a laptop, and its sensors are used to detect when the light comes from the laptop’s backlit display and is projected to a sensor on the wall.
BlueMotion is also used to monitor for a change in the amount of blue lights coming from the computer, which can be a sign of a computer failure.
Blue Light Detect works by detecting blue light on a computer monitor.
Blue Light Detect can alert you to potential blue light issues.
(Courtesy BlueLight Lab)Voss added BlueMotion will be offered for Windows and Mac computers, and users can choose from three different models to install, including a version that automatically detects and blocks the problem at its own cost.
The free version of BlueLight detects red light coming out of a screen, green light coming into the room and blue lights from a TV.
Blue light detector is not available for other software, and is only available on laptops and tablets.
BlueDetect works by automatically detecting red, white and blue (RGB) light sources in a computer’s backlight, and automatically blocking the problem by adjusting the color and brightness settings.
Voss added that the software also alerts users to potential issues with red light exposure and blue lighting on TV, especially when a user’s monitor is dimmed to reduce the amount the light enters the room from the TV’s screen.VOSS has been testing BlueLight detectors for a year and said BlueDetect is the first of its kind.
VosS is not the only company to offer a blue light detection system.
BlueLab, a Seattle-based startup, is also offering a free suite of software that can block blue light emitted from monitors.
VoisS is a spinoff from BlueLab and is developing a suite to block blue-green light from smartphones, tablets and computers.
BlueLab’s BlueDetector system is currently available in beta form for Windows PCs and Macs.
VoseS is also developing a software suite that will be compatible with the BlueMotion software, but will be released for the consumer market later this year.
VousS’ BlueMotion detector, designed to block red, blue and green light from phones and computers, is currently in beta testing for the iPhone.
BlueDetector is available for $99, and VosS’ new BlueMotion detection is priced at $299.
VoseS also has a software bundle that will help customers protect their computers from blue-to-white light, while also blocking red, red and green lights from TVs and computers that emit blue.