By using as many dark colors on our standard monitors as possible we can reduce energy consumption by 20%, and while this may not be noticeable for a single user it can really add up when dealing with numerous computer terminals. According to Stephen at Stephen’s Lighthouse:
“White and bright colors (especially in backgrounds) can use up to 20% more power than black or dark colors. Unfortunately, e-mail and word processors tend to use white backgrounds, so your workstation uses considerable power while you are in these programs, which you are during much of the day. Because black-on-white is the most familiar (it’s just like the newspaper), selecting alternate combinations may not be appealing. However, you can change your desktop background to something efficient. You can change your background by selecting Start, Settings, Control Panel, Display, and Appearance tab. The ‘Item’ field should say ‘Desktop’. Under color, select one of the colors at the right that has a rating below 65W and then click ‘OK.'”
So I have made some simple dark wallpapers using a retro wood theme that may reduce your energy footprint. There are fullscreen, widescreen and iphone sizes – and each has a version with the EcoStatement and one without. There are also some darker versions that are black and white. Enjoy.