Lights Out San Francisco is inviting the residents of San Francisco to turn off their lights for one hour (8pm to 9pm) on Saturday, October 20th. The goal is to try and save 15% of the energy that is normally used on an average Saturday night and to encourage energy conservation.
The city of San Francisco has also pledged to turn off non-essential lighting for an hour on The Golden Gate Bridge, The Bay Bridge, City Hall, Alcatraz and other parts of the city and several restaurants will host candlelight dinners that night.
Lights Out San Francisco is a citywide energy conservation event on October 20, 2007. On this night, we invite the entire city of San Francisco to turn off all non-essential lighting for one hour from 8-9pm. To promote long-lasting energy saving, we plan to distribute free compact fluorescent light bulbs throughout the city. Also, watch for community events in your neighborhood. Join us and turn out your lights!
The organizers of Lights Out San Francisco, are planning on making this annual event that takes place throughout the country. The first Lights Out America will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2008.
UPDATE 1: Ed Hunsinger let us know that Google is planning to change the background color of their website to black for an hour during Lights Out San Francisco.
UPDATE 2: Here are some photos from around the city shot during Lights Out San Francisco.