posted on Dec, 20 2007 @ 05:20 AM
original post by Docmoreau
It is similar to the VCR clock or any of the 'instant on', 'stand-by' mode electronics we own. I have a Sony Boom box that if it stays plugged in,
it continually flashes red, yellow, green leds, and you can even hear a faint 'hiss' of power to the speakers. It makes me want to smash it because
of its wastefulness through idiotic design. Sure it looks great, and sounds okay, but why does it need to leech power all the time
I think People would be shocked if they knew just how much electric they are useing by leaving their appliances on standby , in fact there are some
that use just as much electric on standby as they do when they are switched on. Here in the UK there are devices that you can buy that you plug your
appliances into which stops this problem.... of course the cheaper method is to just pull the plug ...