Electronic apparatuses have the bad habit these days of always being on. Even if you turn them off, they’re not entirely off. That little cyclopean light proclaims, “Here I am, just waiting for you!” They’re like overly zealous servants who never sleep. Aw, how sweet, you might think, except that those glowing lights use energy. This around-the clock light show is a total waste of energy because it serves no purpose except maybe when you’re on the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night!
A little nightlight, strategically placed, should use less energy than all that “standby” consumption. If you really want to attain energy efficiency, keep a flashlight at your bedside instead of burning a night light all night long. If that flashlight was the solar-powered kind that you charge during the day on a windowsill, you would really get a eagle badge for energy conservation.
Besides, why should your living space glow like a casino? Calm it down. Plug electronics into power strips, and then turn them OFF! Especially your computer! Especially your TV! Outwit those energy suckers.