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Hi Mike,

Yes, a common thing with CRT's, if you have a CRT use www.blackle.com instead of Google.

However, it doesn't work for TFTs, some of them even use more power to display black.

As far as light bulbs are concerned, don't use LED's, they're rubbish, the light quality is terrible and the lamp life is seriously not as good as stated (maybe on average, but not in practice, of the two halogen replacement LEDs we have 3 of the 9 bulbs in the arrays blew after a month).

The main culprit is halogens for us - we have 10 in our kitchen, 10 x 50 watts. Ouch. We've replaced tham with flourescents, they are the same size as halogen bulbs, but draw 7 watts. They are a bit expensive and be warned they are too deep for some fittings, but just in our kitchen they save us £100 a year. UK site www.eco-lights.co.uk

Another top tip - we've found with bayonet fitted flourescent bulbs that Tescos own brand actually fire up quicker than the more expensive brands.... It's worth buying a few different types because the difference in start up times is quite marked between them.
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Every time I log in at work the global AD policy sets monitor power-off to disabled. Fortunately, I can override it but pretty much everyone else doesn't bother. There are a LOT of computers here at bigcompany and why the monitor off is set to disabled instead of set to 30 minutes or so is beyond me. Let people opt-in to keeping their screens on all the time, not out.
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Here's another article related to this topic.

This article on Tom's Hardware compared the energy consumption of an AMD vs. Intel CPU...

http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/10/19/the_truth_about_pc_power_consumption/

BigGrin

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Jeff M. Belina
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