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October 23, 2007

The sun is out already?

devadutta @ 9:58 am, GMT +0000 ( 1193133502 ) Play

What happened here?

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and oh, Google did this when the above happened..

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1. SF Golden gate bridge ( SF Downtown, in general )

2. Google homepage

Both turned off their lights in support for “Lights out SF”, an energy conservation event. Check the comments for some linkage. ( In 1, you can see that many other buildings have turned their lights off in support)

I have given points to anyone close to “Energy conservation”. No points for “Grid Outages” :P


43 Responses to “The sun is out already?”

  1. Lets see… the lights on the sanfran bridge went out due to some power outage or grid overload, and google decided to help in saving power?

    Like the blackle.com?


  2. Poornima

    Energy conservation event called Lights out San Francisco


  3. Quehin

    Lights out San Francisco event on Oct 20. Lights were turned off for an hour to save energy.
    Google's homepage for SF users on Oct 20th.


  4. bs

    Lights out San Francisco – energy conservation program turning off lights in SF. Apparently people think that Google's white bg causes more energy dissipation via radiation than if they used a black background. Hogwash.


  5. rajeshvj
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    LightsOutSF.org initiative – A plea was made to turn off the "non-essential" lights between 8 and 9 pm on October 20th.

    Google offered its support by making their homepage look like "Blackle".

    PS: I wonder, if they were truly non-essential, why would they have this just for a hr :P


  6. iamniks

    Google  promoted a energy conservation event called Lights Out San Francisco, showing the Google Homepage with black background (hence lights out) to its San Francisco Bay Area users …


  7. Srivatsa

    Must be the Energy Conservation Awareness program.
    Eiffel tower did it some time back.

    -sivan


  8. Ganesh Prasad

    Google decided to be a part of the "Lights Out San Francisco" event that invites "the entire city of San Francisco to install one compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) and turn off all lights for one hour, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm PDT" on October 20,2007. To promote this event, Google's homepage changed its background color from white to black. You should have seen the change during the day if you are in San Francisco


  9. Gammafunction
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    San Francisco's power saving initiative-turning the lights out from 8-9pm on 20th October this year.Google doing the same to promote it.


  10. shyam

    The event is question is "Light out San Francisco", which invites the entire city of SF to turn off all lights for an hour from 8 p.M to 9 P.M . Google helped spread awareness about this by setting up a customized page.


  11. Abhishek
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    Lights Out San FranciscoGoogle users in the San Francisco Bay Area will notice today that we "turned the lights out" on the Google.com homepage as a gesture to raise awareness of a citywide energy conservation event called Lights Out San Francisco.On Saturday, October 20, 2007, Lights Out San Francisco invites the entire city of San Francisco to install one compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) and turn off all lights for one hour, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm PDT. According to estimates, turning the lights out in San Francisco for even one hour could save as much as 15 percent of the energy consumed on an average Saturday night.


  12. Keerthi Kiran M

    Lights Out San Francisco


  13. Madan

    The Google homepage switched “off the lights” and went black for one hour for all Google.com visitors in San Francisco as part of the Lights Out San Francisco Initiative to save energy for one hour on 20 oct 07…


  14. alephnull

    Lights Out San Francisco. Google's gesture was just symbolic though.


  15. sharath

    Pic 1 is an image of the Golden Gate Bridge during the 'lights out San Francisco' initiative-a citywide energy conservation event on Oct. 20, 2007 when they invited the entire city of San Francisco to install one compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) and turn off all non-essential lighting for one hour from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm PDT!
    Pic 2 is Blackle!! The Google homepage switched “off the lights” and went black for the same one hour for all Google.com visitors


  16. shivathilak

    There was a mini blackout in SanFrancisco and google made its webpage black because it saved energy for the users using the search engine because a black page consumes lesser power than a white one


  17. shivathilak

    This is a part of googles initiative to turn off lights or switch to power saving lights in San Francisco to save energy. I think the project is called Lights Out San Francisco or something like that


  18. prasanth
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    Lights out San Francisco


  19. Preetish

    Google decided to be a part of the "Lights out  San Fransisco" event that invites "the entire city of San Francisco to install one compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) and turn off all lights for one hour, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm PDT" today, October 20.
        To promote this event, Google's homepage changes its background color from white to black.Google's callin it Blackle.


  20. Varun.M

    the event is "Lights Out San Francisco" which happened in oct 20,2007 in the city of san francisco.


  21. Shakeel

    First is the Golden Gate Bridge ,viewed,when the San Francisco Bay Area residents turned the lights off on Saturday, October 20, 2007 for an hour in evening  in a move meant to support the fight for energy conservation.

    Second shows the google page on that day when google also turned its lights out in the campus and debuted a new search engine page for the San Francisco users which is based on a dark-colored layout.

    The page design itself was not to save energy directly but to spread the word.(Google had been shrouded in the controversy whether its white background page radiates more energy or not).


  22. sidsen
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    lights out san franscisco


  23. uma

     October 20, 2007 – Lights Out San Francisco.


  24. asha

    Lights out San Fransisco – an event organized to raise awareness about energy conservation
    http://www.google.com/lightsoutsf/


  25. yaksha
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    [rip]
    Google users in the San Francisco Bay Area will notice today that we “turned the lights out” on the Google.com homepage as a gesture to raise awareness of a citywide energy conservation event called Lights Out San Francisco.
    On Saturday, October 20, 2007, Lights Out San Francisco invites the entire city of San Francisco to install one compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) and turn off all lights for one hour, from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm PDT. According to estimates, turning the lights out in San Francisco for even one hour could save as much as 15 percent of the energy consumed on an average Saturday night.
    [/rip]


  26. Vinod

    ENERGY SAVING

    Google introduced blackle.com with a black background to conserve watts 

    San Francicso observed "Lights Out San Francicso" and, precisely at 8 p.m., the entire city turned off all nonessential lights for one hour on Oct 20 this year.


  27. Mahesh

    Lights out San Fransisco


  28. lights out san francisco..energy conservation by CFLs?


  29. on the 20th of Oct


  30. nihit
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    Lights Out San Francisco…


  31. jayanth
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    a gesture to raise awareness of a citywide energy conservation event called Lights Out San Francisco..


  32. Shashank
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    Lights out San Fransisco


  33. sridhar

    This was basically an excercise to reduce CO2 emissions from powerplants. The lights of the san francisco bridge were turned off for an hour and people were coaxed to do the same.


  34. piezocake

    The outage in Chicago because of too much power usage ?
    And though I guess the answer is not this, maybe you can still check out http://www.blackle.com/


  35. srikanth

    Lights out, San Francisco!


  36. MGS

    For saving power? apparently a black background google would help in saving more power than the white background..


  37. Kishen

    Google did this as "a gesture to raise awareness of a citywide energy conservation event called Lights Out San Francisco".


  38. Swetha

    The event is "Lights Out San Francisco". To promote this event, Google's homepage changes its background color from white to black.


  39. Deepshikha

    This is about an energyconservation event organised on March 29,2008 in San francisco. On this night everyone will install one compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) and turn off all non-essential lighting for one hour


  40. vaibhav008

    Google's Light Out SF initiative. Encouraging all SF-ians to switch to CFLs and other power saving tactics. Bay bridge did.


  41. Prithvi

    Lights out on oct 20 evening in sfo


  42. Prasad

    Lights out at San Fransisco to save power. The non-essential lights were turned off on the golden gate bridge on Saturday, March 29, 2008 8-9 p.m.
    Google doodle for the same.


  43. pykirankumar

    Lights on the bridge were turned off to save energy, more over the bridge can be viewed as a shilioute in the brightly lit surrounding.

    And Google's new Backle uses black color as the background to save some power. (White background consumes more power when compared to black color display)


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