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Environment and Energy

 

"Screen savers save energy"

No, they don’t. Screen savers protect screens by providing moving images at times of user inactivity. The simplest way to protect a screen (if not in use) is to switch it off. Most screen savers use the same amount of energy as when the screen is in normal use. Some more sophisticated screen savers actually use more energy.

You can set most screens to automatically power down after a pre-set time of user inactivity, e.g. 1 minute. By clicking the mouse or pressing a key the image is quickly restored. Remember to fully switch off at the end of the working day.

  • Screensavers do not save energy!
  • The simplest way to protect a screen is to switch it off
  • Most screen savers use the same amount of energy as when the screen is in normal use.