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Lunar
Lunar
5.0
Lunar free download for Mac

Lunar

Version 5.7.0

Intelligent adaptive brightness for your external display.

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Lunar overview

Lunar controls the same brightness that you can change by using the monitor's physical buttons.

  • Sensor-based Adaptive Brightness (and contrast) based on an external light sensor
  • Sync-based Adaptive Brightness (and contrast) based on the built-in light sensor of the Macbook or iMac
  • Location-based Adaptive Brightness (and contrast) based on the sunrise/sunset times in your location
  • App Exception list if you need more brightness for specific activities (watching movies, design work)
  • Individual settings per display
  • Manual controls and hotkeys for setting brightness and contrast that respect the min/max values per monitor

It doesn't interfere at all with the native adaptive brightness that macOS implements for the built-in display

It works well along Night Shift and True Tone (and f.lux if Gamma/Software controls are not used)

What’s new in version 5.7.0

Updated on Jun 30 2022

Features:
  • Add lunar facelight CLI command
  • Add a mute/unmute button when hovering the volume slider
  • Add option to toggle Dark Mode when using XDR Brightness for lowering power usage and LED heat
  • The Night Shift disabling feature in XDR can now re-enable Night Shift if within the user schedule
  • Add ALS support for Feather ESP32-S2 boards
  • Add configurable mute workarounds for monitors where mute doesn't work because of non-standard DDC implementations
Improvements:
  • Minimise INFO logging
  • Add log file rotation
  • Add a way to stop sending the mute command and rely only on the volume value when muting audio
  • Don't take volume DDC range into account when sending the mute workaround value
  • React to screen sleep events faster to work around some buggy monitors that don't enter standby
Fixes:
  • Don't show the Notch Disabled button on non-MacBook screens

Information

License

Free

Size

18.8 MB

Developer’s website

https://lunar.fyi/

Downloads

1131

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11.0.0 or later
  • An external display
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Feb 5 2022
5.3.0
0.0
Feb 5 2022
0.0
Version: 5.3.0
NOTE: Versions 4.0 onward will NOT work with macOS 10.14. Stick with v3.2.3. There's an error in the coding for v3.2.3 that thinks it can be updated to v4.0.2. Do NOT do it, because the result is that Lunar 4 will ask for Accessibility permission, then permanently CRASH. Stick with v3.2.3. You can download v3.2.3 from the dev's website.
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Nov 20 2021
5.0.5
5.0
Nov 20 2021
5.0
Version: 5.0.5
For the first time, I can control the external monitor on my Mac M1 Mini. Awesome, and thanks for the great software!
RodgerW6021
RodgerW6021
Jul 8 2021
4.5.1
0.0
Jul 8 2021
0.0
Version: 4.5.1
Well, I can now control my external monitor (LG 4K HDR) brightness with my Apple keyboard using DDC (USB-C to Display Port cable from M1 Mac mini). Excellent work by all involved!
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