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Lux Auto Brightness


The original custom auto brightness solution for Android.


"To put it simply, Lux kicks the pants off of Android’s stock brightness manager, and it’s worth every cent." - Lifehacker

"Lux is a third-party app that allows you to easily calibrate your phone’s brightness sensor, saving you battery power and reducing eye strain if your phone is normally too bright in dark rooms." - HowToGeek


Lux isn't your ordinary brightness app. It intelligently adjusts the brightness of your display based on the environment you're in. If you step into a dimly lit room, Lux will automatically lower the brightness of your display to make it not only comfortable to read, but to also preserve battery power.


Lux is also able to adjust the screen temperature of your display automatically to make it appropriate for night usage. At sunset, you can have Lux automatically warm your display and switch to your Night profile. If you're an astronomer, you can enable astronomer mode to cut out harsh white light. If you have a root enabled phone, you may even be able to apply these enhancements at a low level with Lux's plug-in system.


Perhaps the best thing about Lux is that you can teach it how to behave. If the backlight is too bright or dim for your liking, simply open the provided Dashboard, adjust the brightness slider to the level you desire, then hold the link button. Lux will use this new 'link' as a reference in future.


Give it a go! I want you to test Lux for more than the 15 minute refund period offered by Google. I understand that some devices may not have the best quality light sensor, and that you may need more time to play around with settings. If you find that Lux doesn't suit you after the 15 minutes is up, you can request a refund within a week of purchase via e-mail - no questions asked.


★FEATURES★
■ Stable, custom auto brightness with root plug-in support.
■ Use your ambient light sensor or camera(s) to read in ambient light.
■ Subzero brightness for night viewing.
■ Select between Auto, Day, Night, Car and Cinema light profiles
■ Automatic night mode. Change the colour temperature of your display for comfortable night time viewing.
■ Astronomer mode. Adds a red filter to your display to preserve the eyesight of stargazers.
■ Power-user settings such as choice of interpolation, filters, and linked sample editing.
■ Add app specific exceptions via sleep mode. NOTE: This is broken in Android 5.0 due to API changes beyond my control.
■ Customisable fade for backlight adjustments.
■ Tasker and Locale support
■ Battery efficient.
■ Backup to SD.
■ No ads or other nuisances.

Note: Please disable other brightness apps before using Lux. The author is not liable for any issues caused when using this app.


Want Lux in your language? Join the translation project here:
http://crowdin.net/project/lux-auto-brightness


★PERMISSIONS★
TAKE PICTURES AND VIDEOS: Used to read in luma values if camera input is selected.

DRAW OVER OTHER APPS: Required for night/astro mode.

READ PHONE STATE: Required to prevent Lux from interfering with phone controls in Android 4.1.

MODIFY SYSTEM SETTINGS: Brightness is a system setting, as is toggling the default auto brightness.

RETRIEVE RUNNING APPS: Required to make the 'sleep list' functionality work, so Lux can disable itself when certain apps are in the foreground.

COARSE LOCATION: Required to automatically calculate sunrise/sunset times.

Need assistance? Have questions? Contact me via the 'Send Feedback' button in Lux settings, or via email at [email protected]

Recent changes:
Interim update!

- Added CF.lumen support (don't need CF.lumen active, just install the driver). Acts as a plug-in for all Android 4.4+ devices. Please buy the pro version to support his work.
- System autobrightness enabled during calls
- Option to shake at lockscreen to increase brightness
- Option to prevent drop in brightness in landscape
- Enforced persistent notification, added system removal method
- Fixed dashboard width issue
- Fixed notification priority resetting at boot
- Misc. fixes
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$3.73
91
4.6
User ratings
5732
Installs
50,000+
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File size
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About Lux Auto Brightness
The original custom auto brightness solution for Android.


"To put it simply, Lux kicks the pants off of Android’s stock brightness manager, and it’s worth every cent." - Lifehacker

"Lux is a third-party app that allows you to easily calibrate your phone’s brightness sensor, saving you battery power and reducing eye strain if your phone is normally too bright in dark rooms." - HowToGeek


Lux isn't your ordinary brightness app. It intelligently adjusts the brightness of your display based on the environment you're in. If you step into a dimly lit room, Lux will automatically lower the brightness of your display to make it not only comfortable to read, but to also preserve battery power.


Lux is also able to adjust the screen temperature of your display automatically to make it appropriate for night usage. At sunset, you can have Lux automatically warm your display and switch to your Night profile. If you're an astronomer, you can enable astronomer mode to cut out harsh white light. If you have a root enabled phone, you may even be able to apply these enhancements at a low level with Lux's plug-in system.


Perhaps the best thing about Lux is that you can teach it how to behave. If the backlight is too bright or dim for your liking, simply open the provided Dashboard, adjust the brightness slider to the level you desire, then hold the link button. Lux will use this new 'link' as a reference in future.


Give it a go! I want you to test Lux for more than the 15 minute refund period offered by Google. I understand that some devices may not have the best quality light sensor, and that you may need more time to play around with settings. If you find that Lux doesn't suit you after the 15 minutes is up, you can request a refund within a week of purchase via e-mail - no questions asked.


FEATURES
■ Stable, custom auto brightness with root plug-in support.
■ Use your ambient light sensor or camera(s) to read in ambient light.
■ Subzero brightness for night viewing.
■ Select between Auto, Day, Night, Car and Cinema light profiles
■ Automatic night mode. Change the colour temperature of your display for comfortable night time viewing.
■ Astronomer mode. Adds a red filter to your display to preserve the eyesight of stargazers.
■ Power-user settings such as choice of interpolation, filters, and linked sample editing.
■ Add app specific exceptions via sleep mode. NOTE: This is broken in Android 5.0 due to API changes beyond my control.
■ Customisable fade for backlight adjustments.
■ Tasker and Locale support
■ Battery efficient.
■ Backup to SD.
■ No ads or other nuisances.

Note: Please disable other brightness apps before using Lux. The author is not liable for any issues caused when using this app.


Want Lux in your language? Join the translation project here:
http://crowdin.net/project/lux-auto-brightness


PERMISSIONS
TAKE PICTURES AND VIDEOS: Used to read in luma values if camera input is selected.

DRAW OVER OTHER APPS: Required for night/astro mode.

READ PHONE STATE: Required to prevent Lux from interfering with phone controls in Android 4.1.

MODIFY SYSTEM SETTINGS: Brightness is a system setting, as is toggling the default auto brightness.

RETRIEVE RUNNING APPS: Required to make the 'sleep list' functionality work, so Lux can disable itself when certain apps are in the foreground.

COARSE LOCATION: Required to automatically calculate sunrise/sunset times.

Need assistance? Have questions? Contact me via the 'Send Feedback' button in Lux settings, or via email at [email protected]

Recent changes:
Interim update!

- Added CF.lumen support (don't need CF.lumen active, just install the driver). Acts as a plug-in for all Android 4.4+ devices. Please buy the pro version to support his work.
- System autobrightness enabled during calls
- Option to shake at lockscreen to increase brightness
- Option to prevent drop in brightness in landscape
- Enforced persistent notification, added system removal method
- Fixed dashboard width issue
- Fixed notification priority resetting at boot
- Misc. fixes

User reviews of Lux Auto Brightness
Excellent. Love it. Just wish night mode could phase in when the sun goes down (just like f.lux).
Dec 14, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Friday 10:41 PM
Nexus 4 root I have to touch the notification often to 'wake it up' or make it respond. Now it causes multiple apps to fc on boot. Uninstall fixed.
A Google User
4 days ago
Overlay I have a banking app that refused to let me input any keystrokes into the login keypad becauce it uses overlay for input for security can this be fixed please. I asked the app developer if he could fix it. Within minutes he replayed with a solution, that was to add the banking app to the list of apps that bypass lux when being used.
A Google User
4 days ago
Best auto brightness adjuster Does not interfere with app installs
A Google User
4 days ago
Excellent Excellent
A Google User
4 days ago
Excellent app Been using this last 8 month's, very good app. Just that if you visit the settings there are plethora of options to loose your way: ). I never had to go in to tweak as it is working very well on its own. Hence I purchased it.