It's a little niggling annoyance that always gets me in my office that when I work overtime and leave the office after everyone else I see row upon row of little orange lights where people have turned off their computers but left the monitor switched on.
I'm wondering; are there any estimates for how much power a monitor left in this condition uses?
I'm guessing it is not so much power. But surely more than if you actually turn it off? Or else why is there an off button...
If I can get some solid proof of it using energy then I can bravely and anonymously make a poster to remind people to save the planet by turning their screen off! ... or if I get proof that it makes no difference then I can have a load off my mind.