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Offline vathsav

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Blackle (Google)
« on: April 18, 2011, 03:11:47 am »

I wanted to create an awareness that Blackle is out there and we can all use it.

Blackle is a website powered by Google Custom Search and was created by Heap Media, which aims to save energy by displaying a black background and using grayish-white font color for search results. Blackle has claimed to have saved over 2,000,000 watt hours, although this claim is under quite a bit of dispute

The concept behind Blackle is that computer monitors can be made to use less energy by displaying much darker colors. Blackle is based on a study which tested a variety of CRT and LCD monitors. There is dispute over whether there really are any energy saving effects, especially for users of LCD screens, where there is a constant backlight, while pixel shaders are used to display various colors.
This concept was first brought to the attention of Efap Media by a blog post, which estimated that Google could save 750 megawatt hours a year by utilizing it for CRT screens. The homepage of Blackle provides a count of the number of watt hours claimed to have been saved by enabling this concept. :)

Quick Blackle Search for Firefox? Click here.

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Offline kuroyassine

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Re: Blackle (Google)
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 02:34:58 pm »
Sorry to disagree with you but basing on some studies blackle saves energy if used with ancient monitors it not the same because our ld screens needs even more power to display black