Blackle: The legend, the myth, the truth?

Blackle has all of the same features as Google’s search engine, but it utilizes a black screen. The basic premise behind Blackle is that it takes more energy to display a white screen than a black one. Thus, if we all used Blackle instead of Google we would conserve energy.

This theory seems very reasonable; however, Google recently disproved this theory because over 75% of all computer monitors are now LCDs (not cathode ray tubes) and most LCD monitors actually use more energy to show black pixels than white. Check out the results from Techlogg.

So, in your search to be green, remember, don’t always believe what you see/read/hear.


  1. Artstudio Sri Lanka

    There are around 22 different versions of “black google” online. The best one I’ve found is Cleanblack is the only version that allows you to change the text colors of the google search results. Try it yourself by going to

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