Microsoft Developing Blue Light Reduction For Windows 10 Redstone 2 Builds

With Microsoft's Redstone 1 having been released a month ago in the form of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, we're bound to begin hearing rumors about what's going to arrive with Redstone 2. We don't know what this version of Windows 10 will be called once it goes final, but like the Anniversary Update, it's going to be a major update.

Thanks to Paul Thurrott, we know of one of the new features to come to Redstone 2: a blue light filter. Admittedly, this isn't a feature that's easy to get excited about, and in fact, numerous mobile vendors have already implemented the feature on their own devices, or at least similar filters. But, better late than never, right?

Blue Light Windows 10

Blue light filters exist for one reason, and it's not to make the image quality look worse. They exist for the sake of reducing the strain on our eyes, and help relax both our eyes and brains to make falling asleep easier. Ideally, you'd never look at a mobile device right before sleeping, but for those who need (or want) to, a blue filter can prove to be a real boon.

What we're unsure of at this point is just how the filter works. According to one screenshot, the blue light filter is a simple toggle in the notification bar, but once launched, we could see Microsoft include options in the Settings screen for it; such as what time of day to automatically enable the filter.

We're not sure exactly when Redstone 2 will land, but is there any feature you hope to see Microsoft add to it? Or something else with the design you'd like to see improved or upgraded?