Blackle

The Wall Street Journal wrote an article about Google’s evil step brother, Blackle. Okay so maybe not evil, but considering the extreme difference in Google versus Blackle, I wasn’t sure how else to explain the polar opposite of the look.

The question is…does Blackle really help with energy output just because it’s…well..black?

Not so much folks.

The federal Energy Star program found that modern LCD computer monitors don’t see much benefit from a black screen. But if you have one of those old big honkin’ tube monitors you may be saving yourself a small bit of energy. CRT screens saw energy savings with Blackle of between 5% and 20%.

And so there you have it. Yes, we do need to be more conscious of how we use energy, but no…Blackle is not really the way to go.

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