Think your computer’s off? Your electric bill doesn’t lie.
Originally published Oct. 7, 2007
in the Los Angeles Times
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Have you recently awoken in the dead of night to find a greenish blue haze swirling around your home even though you turned off all the lights before going to bed?
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If you have, its not the ghost of aunt Betsy returned to haunt you. Most likely it is the rapidly increasing plethora of tiny Light Emitting Diodes featured on modern electronic appliances, many of which indicate the machine is in “standby mode.” In fact, it’s probably been years since you really turned “off” your television, or for that matter, your desktop computer.