I was discussing with a colleague about using dark-mode vs. light mode and remembered an article arguing that humans vision is more adapted to light-mode rather than dark-mode:
I know that the trend “du jour” is to have a dark mode for pretty much everything, but look around the world is not dark with a bit of light, it’s actually the contrary. And as the human has evolved its vision to adapt to this reality, it’s asking extra efforts on many people.
Unfortunately, no reference is provided to support this claim, so I am wondering if this is just an opinion or there are some studies to support this.
Wikipedia seems to confirm this somewhat since we are adapting much faster to "light mode" transition than to dark mode one:
This adaptation period is different between rod and cone cells and results from the regeneration of photopigments to increase retinal sensitivity. Light adaptation, in contrast, works very quickly, within seconds.
Also, some studies confirm that working using light mode is on average more efficient than using dark mode:
light mode won across all dimensions: irrespective of age, the positive contrast polarity was better for both visual-acuity tasks and for proofreading tasks.
I am looking for arguments coming from evolutionary biology to confirm (or not) the assumption that human evolution favors light mode.