Lux Auto Brightness

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]

NOTE: Please use the power symbol in the notification to temporarily toggle Lux when using secure views, such as banking apps, VPN and accessibility settings.

Recent changes:
- Fixed crashing on some older devices
- Fixed sleep list not working
- Updated translations

Note:
- If using plug-ins, please check that Lux has been granted root access
- CF.lumen integration REQUIRES the PRO version.
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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]

NOTE: Please use the power symbol in the notification to temporarily toggle Lux when using secure views, such as banking apps, VPN and accessibility settings.

Recent changes:
- Fixed crashing on some older devices
- Fixed sleep list not working
- Updated translations

Note:
- If using plug-ins, please check that Lux has been granted root access
- CF.lumen integration REQUIRES the PRO version.

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
Tuesday 10:21 PM
Make this editors choice! I bought this years ago after reading about it. Used it on 2 phones but not used in a long while. Thought I'd try it on my Galaxy s5 since I hate how dim the screen is on auto. I fell in love again since I can set lowest brightness to +35%. My brightness is always perfect and adjusts so fluidly that I never even notice! I just have one suggestion. PLEASE make the notifications icon invisible like you can on tasker. I never use apps that statically have a tray icon because I'm a design freak. Otherwise 11/10
A Google User
Tuesday 5:14 AM
Love it! Especially useful at night BUT... This app is amazing. It's a must have. One thing that annoys me, however, is I accidentally adjust the settings in the dropdown sometimes, and the brightness settings change....it would be great if we could adjust the persisten notification widget to act differently.
A Google User
Tuesday 1:25 AM
Request to the great developer Hi, this app works great, manual call brightness seems to not work when on a hangouts call voice, video or when someone rings my google voice number is there any way to get this to work..... thank you,(using front camera)
A Google User
Monday 7:22 PM
Well ... ... it is time to make some functional refreshments like the choice of time to activate the blue filter which is in Winter to early and in Summer to late. Also the algoritams for sensing the lights with front camera must be in all modes of Tablets and reliable for mentioned timings. Best wishes!
A Google User
4 days ago
Great saver, and excellent once you train it. Don't be afraid to reset and retrain if things go wrong.