Let’s start with the real definition of Dark Mode; Dark mode is a software option that lowers the brightness by changing light backgrounds to a darker shade and the text from a darker color to a lighter one. The result is a pseudo-inverted interface that isn’t exactly the opposite of the “light mode,” but has mostly dark colors. This feature was brought to light sometimes ago and by now you can use it on various applications in multiple operating systems on your computer, and both iOS and android applications on your phone.
The real question rises on whether using this mode has any advantages over the previously in-demand light themed interfaces or is it just a personal preference. A scientific research has targeted both parties of this discussion and has revealed some note-worthy results for those of us who have yet to settle on a choice;
Firstly, dark mode is better for your eyes in low-light environments. To put it simply for light mode vs dark mode, one could say that night is dark, but the screen is Bright, thus our eyes hurt…so if the night is dark, and the screen is dark, problem solved! According to Nielsen research group In 2018 Q1, people, in general, have spent more than 11 hours per day on their devices. Is dark mode better for your eyes? Computers, mobile phones, televisions, and screens are surrounding us, so wouldn’t come as a surprise if by the end of the day, our necks hurt and our eyes burn. One small but significant improvement regarding our eye strains would be to adjust the screen brightness based on the lighting of our environment.