In the early days of computers, dark screens with light text was the only option. At the time, there was no way to light up an entire screen. Once the classy new light mode was introduced, it became the default for many operating systems and web browsers. On most devices today, we can toggle between the two with ease. With the reintroduction of dark mode as a display option, the debate lives on: which is best?
Light mode refers to dark text on a light background. Dark mode refers to dark text on a light background. Both display options have their perks. During the day or in areas with bright lights, light mode will be easier to see. At night or in other low-light situations, dark mode will cause less strain on your eyes and will decrease the chances of a screen glare.
Dark mode has other benefits as well. It uses less battery and emits less blue light than light mode. It can also be useful for folks with light sensitivities as well. On the other hand, it can be more challenging to read in light text on dark backgrounds for users with visual impairments such as astigmatisms. Light text on a dark background can create a “halo effect” which can be difficult to read.
Are you still wondering which option is best? Ultimately, only you can decide which display option works best for you. Some people find it easier to read in light mode, while some prefer dark mode because their eyes feel less strained at the end of the day. Even though there is no correct answer, our crew is still divided on the issue!