Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Simon Leufstedt

Five Myths and Mysteries About Black Web Surfing

Five Myths and Mysteries About Black Web Surfing

You might have been following the recent debate about surfing a black web, even received a viral email or two on the topic. We have discussed some facts and figures around using a black Google, and other alternatives sites such as Blackle. In spite of all the recent press, mysteries and myths still abound, here are 5 of the most common.

3. What about LCD monitors? I keep hearing that is makes no difference what color they display, or that they even use more energy displaying black over white.

Answer: Another big misconception. LCD monitors have a light behind the screen that is always on, so white is usually the most efficient color to produce; you just let the light shine through. Black on the hand requires the light to be completely blocked, and this takes energy. So, on the face of it, white would always be cheaper than black to create on LCD screens. Turns out this is mostly true, and on average, takes less than a watt of energy to do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, if you use a CRT screen (those big screens) you can save some energy by using blacke or whatever.

But really. You don't save much energy anyways. So the bets thing would be to do something else, like changin your lights bulbs or whatever.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree.Surely we want to save energy by changing really pollutant habbits,but the real difference lies on small things,like changing light bulbs,recycling...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Soon, the new OLED monitors will come out which use less energy and don't have the backlight problems that most LCD monitors have. The only problem with them right now is they don't have the lifespan of a LCD which makes them impractical as computer monitors. In a year or two, this won't be a problem anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Soon, the new OLED monitors will come out which use less energy and don't have the backlight problems that most LCD monitors have. The only problem with them right now is they don't have the lifespan of a LCD which makes them impractical as computer monitors. In a year or two, this won't be a problem anymore.

Yeah, I cant wait. But it will still go another 5 years (or more) before it's mainstream..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0