There鈥檚 nothing like cozying up with a good book before hitting the hay, amirite? We also have never complained about getting lost in a great read poolside, with the bright sun shining down on us like a literary light from above. Today, Oyster, the leading e-book subscription and retail service, launched a snazzy new feature called Lumin to preserve your peepers鈥 health and improve the overall device-reading experience.

Reading at night can result in eye strain, which can lead to damage and other bad stuff you don鈥檛 want to get involved with. Just trust us. The Lumin feature 鈥斅爐he first of its kind launched by an e-reading app 鈥 can automatically detect the amount of natural light you鈥檙e surrounded by depending on where you are and what time of day it is. Technology! Here鈥檚 how it works: as sunlight diminishes, Lumin reduces the blue light being emitted from device screens and replaces it with a warmer, softer amber light that鈥檚 less harsh on the eyes.


Oh, and did we mention how important it is to avoid blue light before bed? Blue light can impact how we make melatonin, so do yourself a favor and consciously reduce blue light exposure at night if you want to ensure a more solid slumber. Oh, and if you鈥檙e in need of some fresh reading suggestions, we鈥檝e got you covered. Now, go get lost in a good read!

Will a feature like Lumin make you read more? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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