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5 days ago
I want to improve my sleep, and one thing that could help would be to reduce blue light as much as possible from 9pm onwards. Currently, I have 2700k overhead LED bulbs but that's still a bit bright. I am a renter so I can't make big modifications to the current lighting system or do much drilling.
My ideas so far:
Installing dimmable red/yellow faerie lights in the bedroom and corridor
Wearing a portable red/yellow lamp on my person and keeping the lights off (such as a neck reading lamp)
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You can get programmable light bulbs, such as Philips HUE. That is perfect for your situation.
There are a number of bulbs available with 2200K color temperature which is a nice warm "candlelight" color.
Another option would be remote-control variable color temperature bulbs. Most stop most at 2700K, but some will go down to 2200K (for example IKEA TRADFRI).
Mar 19 at 22:02
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The wearable or portable (& hopefully rechargeable) lamp is most cost effective
if you can tolerate the annoyance of carrying your light source with you, since you only need the one.
In a less-renter-centric situation, color-changing LED light strips would be an obvious choice for a non-carry solution, but those might be a bit too difficult to demount cleanly when moving out.
Mar 19 at 16:25
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You could leave the apartment lighting unchanged and wear blue light blocking glasses after 9 PM. If you already wear prescription glasses, you can get blue light blocking clip-on shades.
Mar 19 at 21:45
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