Cantras (starlitsiren) wrote in thequestionclub,

kay, I'm reading something and for "energy saving tips" it has to (obviously) turn off your lights when you leave a room. but then in parentheses it has "Turning on and off lights does not waste more power - that is a myth."

Besides the fact that is should be "Turning lights on and off"- is this a myth? I thought it was still true with fluorescent lights, or maybe with older lights(which would make it not a myth, just outdated)?

Edit: It also has "Hibernate or shut down your computer. A desktop will use 780 pounds of carbon dioxide worth od electricity in 24 hours"-- now, maybe I'm bad with numbers, But I think this would have caused the world to collapse under the stress of global warming by the time I was in fourth grade(and we were all being told not to shut off our computers, because it was rough on the hard drive)... Is this right? where are they getting that?
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