Is Dark Mode Actually Better For Your Eyes? - Cheddar Explains


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  • srksii
    srksii  7 hours back

    This video is worst peace of crap I ever saw in educational videos.

    1. White mod is simply BAD, you are directly staring at artificial led light witch kills your eyes. True reason that dark mode is a kinda demanding for your eyes, is that cos fonts that they use are adapted for white mode; to they have max readibility on white background. Most fonts are long time tweaked for best reading on white background, and now they need time to get that and perfect fonts.
    2. Except true oled screens, all phones use same amount for energy for display, no matter black or while screen, led in background lights constantly, so you cant save battery with black background

    • DRL CA
      DRL CA  1 weeks back

      I just turned DM on a second ago and came here for more info. Tnx for making vid. Basically, I use 3rd party software that puts a yellow filter over my whole screen and adjusts automatically due to personal settings and time of day. It's great and much better for your eyes.

      • William J.
        William J.  1 weeks back

        I watch YouTube, or read Kindle, before going to bed. My iPad Air 2 has a ‘night mode’ function, which removes most of the blue light. Blue light tricks your brain into thinking that it’s still daytime, and makes it harder to fall asleep. When I discovered the ‘night mode’, I started falling asleep much faster. The best part, is that it can be set to turn on and off, at certain times, which means that you won’t forget to use it. If your device has this function, you should try it for a few nights. It definitely makes a difference.

        • Kevin Walters
          Kevin Walters  2 weeks back

          I have very sensitive eyes, and get tired when they are out of focus AT ALL, and when I use dark mode, I notice the difference IMMEDIATELY!

          • tombro911
            tombro911  2 weeks back

            I don't like how he says "mode".

            • amol mahajan
              amol mahajan  2 weeks back

              Dark isn't good... You may meet some ghosts 👻

              • Sflot
                Sflot  2 weeks back

                Why is there debate about this? Dark mode is useful for helping your brain think it's night time and sleeping better. It's simply unnatural to blind yourself with a bright white background when you're in a dark environment. Also, just use whatever mode is appropriate at that time. I'm not going to be using dark mode when I'm writing essays, sitting in bright daylight, because that's stupid. If you use dark mode when it's dark you won't have any trouble reading at all, given that it's a well designed dark mode and not just an inverted light mode. In fact, you'll be reading better, because you're not blinded by a brightly lit screen.

                • thisguynamedbrian
                  thisguynamedbrian  2 weeks back

                  I think everyone just wants it cause it looks better

                  • Envail x
                    Envail x  3 weeks back

                    Tbh, I only use dark mode to prevent my phone from getting screen burn in.

                    • Richard Hawkins
                      Richard Hawkins  3 weeks back

                      Guys, Wordperfect is still around. I NEVER REALISED! This has made my day

                      • aCrazyDrummer
                        aCrazyDrummer  3 weeks back

                        As a programmer I have to look at a screen all day every day. I was getting huge headaches in the early afternoon while using light mode, and when I switch to dark mode, all of those headaches went away. I definitely agree about the contrast thing though. White on pure black is just as bad. The color scheme for SublimeText is one of my favorite dark modes.

                        • Komrade Yeeter
                          Komrade Yeeter  3 weeks back

                          Eliminate dark mode!

                          • My Reviews
                            My Reviews  3 weeks back

                            You'd know which mode is better for you. When I read in dark mode I get pain around my eyes and a headache so I switch to light and it is much better.

                            • nmeunier
                              nmeunier  3 weeks back

                              I have floaters and white backgrounds are really bothersome.

                              • RK Audio
                                RK Audio  3 weeks back

                                I love gray dark modes, and Twitter's navy blue. It's less contrast with the white.

                                • Davide Traini
                                  Davide Traini  4 weeks back

                                  Thank you...

                                  • H. R. Lawrence
                                    H. R. Lawrence  4 weeks back

                                    Just add a third mode. Reading Mode! By having White text on a Blue background. And even make things better by having the modes switch based on what you're doing. Example, web-pages with heavy text default to Reading Mode. Yet, Video heavy web-pages change to Dark Mode.

                                    • Mi Ki
                                      Mi Ki  4 weeks back

                                      I don't like dark mode. It's hard for me to read and do things on dark mode.

                                      • nimptsch3
                                        nimptsch3  4 weeks back

                                        Why does he talk in such an obnoxious, overly dramatic way? It certainly doesn’t make the content sound more interesting—he just sounds like a male version of a Valley Girl. I had to turn my volume way down to try to minimize him/the obnoxiousness, but still couldn’t watch to the end

                                        • Tilda Peiksdatter
                                          Tilda Peiksdatter  4 weeks back

                                          I mean i'm literally unable to see what is on the screen unless i'm using darkmode.

                                          • Justin *-WHY-*
                                            Justin *-WHY-*  4 weeks back

                                            wait, why do my eyes hurt now?

                                            • Rubén Gómez Radioboy
                                              Rubén Gómez Radioboy  4 weeks back

                                              Dark mode is for dumb people

                                              • Pablo Angulo
                                                Pablo Angulo  4 weeks back

                                                To tldr the comments;
                                                1) battery saving only happens on OLED screens that don't get the halo effect since every pixel is individually lit.
                                                2) the studies probably use the mentioned "not dark enough" dark modes that have less contrast; anyone used to programming or reading books digitally could tell you black background white text has so much contrast it's easy to focus and distinguish everything. By this assumption, the flaw isn't that dark modes makes our vision less focused but that low contrast dark mode aren't compensating for the fact that dark background will dilate our eyes.

                                                • ShockD
                                                  ShockD  4 weeks back

                                                  This actually explains why Wikipedia is all white.

                                                  • Breakfast of Champions
                                                    Breakfast of Champions  4 weeks back

                                                    And Dark Reader is the absolute best browser extension - dark mode everywhere yayy!

                                                    • Windy Hawthorn
                                                      Windy Hawthorn  4 weeks back

                                                      I use dark mode for YouTube. And I have used it for reading when I need a low light reading because it can be easier for me in a dark room and makes my eyes feel more at ease

                                                      • Yeep yeep
                                                        Yeep yeep  4 weeks back

                                                        My eyes are REALLY light sensitive. Direct sunlight and exposure to bright light in general gives me migraines. So I have everything on minimum/low brightness and dark mode.

                                                        • Nomin B
                                                          Nomin B  4 weeks back

                                                          i dont care it looks good

                                                          • KoroCreations
                                                            KoroCreations  4 weeks back

                                                            Battery is more important than eye strain 🤷‍♀️

                                                            • Laurynas Mažeika
                                                              Laurynas Mažeika  4 weeks back

                                                              I use dark mode because it looks cool

                                                              • BlueRose DiamondMine
                                                                BlueRose DiamondMine  4 weeks back

                                                                I'm actually photo sensitive. I use dark mode mainly because out causes less headaches.

                                                                • PrometheusV
                                                                  PrometheusV  4 weeks back

                                                                  Try blue light reduction, dims light and relaxes eyes

                                                                  • Backyard Stranger
                                                                    Backyard Stranger  1 months back

                                                                    I don't use dark mode much but grey mode.

                                                                    • Backyard Stranger
                                                                      Backyard Stranger  1 months back

                                                                      Blacks using dark mode in night.... Hmmm... 🤔 🤔 🤔

                                                                      • Hello There
                                                                        Hello There  1 months back

                                                                        I don't use dark mode because I think light mode is cute

                                                                        • Akolyt
                                                                          Akolyt  1 months back

                                                                          I was watching in dark mode and after the video was over, I was in light mode

                                                                          • Nikita Alekseyeva
                                                                            Nikita Alekseyeva  1 months back

                                                                            I use dark mode to save battery power

                                                                            • Randy Kintzley
                                                                              Randy Kintzley  1 months back

                                                                              forgot to mention glare. Reflective screen surfaces reflect more when dark.

                                                                              • Beyoncehadoneofthebest musicvideosofalltime

                                                                                “We’re actually edgy as fuck, and guess what? Dark mode is bad for you.” - cheddar

                                                                                • Luke Posadas
                                                                                  Luke Posadas  1 months back

                                                                                  I hate dark mode, never liked it. I'm on twitch a lot. Sometimes I'll accidently switch to dark mode and I find the chat unbearably hard to read

                                                                                  • nomine *
                                                                                    nomine *  1 months back

                                                                                    Any thoughts about the "yellow shade" feature on I've seen on some kinds of tablets?

                                                                                    • NorthMountainFairy
                                                                                      NorthMountainFairy  1 months back

                                                                                      I have chronic migraine (20+ per month) and dark mode allows me to still look at screens when my light sensitivity is too much. I’ve come to understand light in the blue spectrum is particularly hurtful so I also keep my phone on night shift all day as well. There are still times I can’t even consider looking at a lit screen, even in dark mode, but with nearly daily pain from blue light, dark mode lets me do more for longer.

                                                                                      I know you specify that you’re not making sweeping statements, so this is not some kind of rebuttal, it’s just dark mode is so helpful for me with this very specific condition, I want to offer it as an example of one of the benefits of dark mode.

                                                                                      • Soumadip Chowdhury
                                                                                        Soumadip Chowdhury  1 months back

                                                                                        I think people should use a blue light filter or warm temperature software.

                                                                                        • Kate H
                                                                                          Kate H  1 months back

                                                                                          I can’t see when looking at dark mode I keep my phone on light mode turned all the way up cause that’s the only way I can see I only use night mode when I’m going to sleep soon

                                                                                          • DutchM
                                                                                            DutchM  1 months back

                                                                                            Everything on my pc is light mode, with the exception of Discord and Brackets, because their light modes suck imo

                                                                                            • Alex P
                                                                                              Alex P  1 months back

                                                                                              i use dark mode on as many things as possible because between ASD and PNES, being in too bright of a place can make my body feel like i’m dying and make me twitch a lot. simply going to someplace darker can bring a big benefit when i’m feeling like that.

                                                                                              • Sori Fierce
                                                                                                Sori Fierce  1 months back

                                                                                                I've been using dark mode for a few years now, not because of style or whatever, but because I'm photophobic

                                                                                                • 3DGee
                                                                                                  3DGee  1 months back

                                                                                                  I use darkmode because it just looks better ...