There’s 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’ 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’t want to get involved with. Just trust us. The Lumin feature — the first of its kind launched by an e-reading app — can automatically detect the amount of natural light you’re surrounded by depending on where you are and what time of day it is. Technology! Here’s 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’s 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’re in need of some fresh reading suggestions, we’ve 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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