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Turn Off the Lights

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One click

When you see a video on the web, click on the lamp icon.

Turn Off the Lights

Focus video

And it automatic detect the video and dark the rest of the web page.

Turn Off the Lights

See the different

You stay focus on the playing video. And you save also what energy (battery power).

Turn Off the Lights

* The first picture left, include image from the video Milk Inc - Storm.
** The second picture right, include image from the video Regi & Kaya Jones - Take it Off.
Support:  Google Chrome Safari Opera Firefox Windows Internet Explorer Bookmarks

Turn Off the Lights - Browser Extension

- Windows Internet Explorer
- Firefox
- Opera
- Safari
- Google Chrome | Maxthon | Yandex
- Bookmarks


Lights Off

Turn Off the Lights is a free extension for your browser. It provides focus to a video you are watching and makes everything around the video go dark. It works for all video sites such as YouTube, Vimeo,... and also on the social networking sites. Focus Now. Always. Everywhere.


When the installation is complete, you will see the light gray lamp listed in the toolbar (or Omnibar). And with one click of the button the page is darkened, providing better focus to the video. If no video is found, then the entire page goes dark.

Turn Off the Lights Focus Video

Option pageVideo sites

Social Network

Today, social network is the most popular website where you can see you status of your friends, upcoming events... and more.
And here you can play and share video. This extension works well on sites like FaceBook, MySpace, Netlog and many other social networking sites.

Facebook      Google+
netlog      myspace


The major messages are displayed on one page, click on the lamp to find a video and focus it. Perfect example on the CNN.com news site.

Blogger/Business Sites

An example where this extension also works at the company site as google.com. Here you can see all their html5 video focusing on the video.

Video sites

This extension works great on all the popular video sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Justin.tv, Dailymotion and so much more.

YouTube   Vimeo


Options pageOptions page 1


Let turn you lights automatic off when you play a YouTube or even watch a HTML5 video. And if you click the pause button, it will return back to the original appearance of the page.
Click back on the play button, it will fade back into the darkness.

Fade effect

The effect you see from light to dark is called the fade effect. This is one of the most important part of an entertainment in this extension. By default, the opacity by apparently is set to 80%. But you can always change it in the options page.


Do you like not black? Then you can choose between thousands of different colors in the color picker window.


What if you want you a wallpaper as background. This is now possible, you can use one of the sample wallpaper in the extension or you can paste the URL of that image in the URL inputbox.


Or you can even blur the entire website and bring only focus to video element (that isn't blurred).

Flash Detection

If you enable this option, it will search for all the Flash player, Flash games, etc. And give them all focus to the foreground.
This option is especially interesting for internet games if you want to get focus on the player only.

Opacity Level Bar

Turn this option on in the options page, then on every time you page go dark, it show right at the bottom of the page a bar. In this bar, you can change direct you appearance of the dark level.

Eye Protection

For this great feature there are 4 custom settings.

The first, is an option that automatic do the lights off when you visited a website.

Second option, this will do the lights off on your chosen website in the list. If the website is not in the list, it will not dark the page.

The third option, this is something what everybody what to use this feature. Here you type the time when you want the lights go automatic off. Example you set the time for 9:00pm until 6:00am. And when it's 7:00pm lights will go not off, but when it's 9:01pm then the extension will turn the lights off.

Turn Off the Lights Eye Protection

Context menu

If you enable this option in my options page, it is possible to use the right mouse click the focus a video player (HTML 5 video player), or bring the full page to dark.

YouTube Adjustments

Also there are many more option possible for custom you YouTube video site. Such as displaying the current video channel, the video title, description of the video, suggestion bar, share buttons and the playlist below the video to show when the light is off.
Also it include the YouTube Auto HD option, so you can set self the quality of the video (default, 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p or 1080p). And you can set the large YouTube player as default video player format.

Embed Video Player

The Turn Off the Lights extension detect all the embed video player on other websites.

Turn Off the Lights Context Menu


Screen Saver

This is a feature make it possible when you current tab page is inactive (no mouse movement). It go automatic dark within the 60 seconds.


Default the time is 60 seconds, but you can easy change it in my option page. To a lower or higher value of seconds.


Why default black? When you watch a movie in real life the cinema it's also dark. But this dark color save you battery life on you notebook, netbook and ultrabook .

Cool StuffCool Stuff 2

Easter Eggs

Fun must be everywhere, right?
Well, here in this extension there is a hidden easter eggs.

When you turn the lights off (so dark), then press on your keyboard the letter T. You get the following message on screen: Do you like a real movie theater?
Click OK, and you get a cinematic background behind your video. If video is finished with playing, click on the cinema background to remove it.


Below few options to navigate easy on a website without losing any comfort of reading and watching video.

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When you enable this option and the lights is off. It show a spotlight around you mouse, so you can click on the link of the current open page.


This the codename i give for this option, with this option you can click through the dark element and open that link, without the lights go back on.

Select Custom Area

Select self a area to focus a item, example a text part or image you want to see only. Just click and hold the left click, drag and lost the click.

Dynamic Background

This is a new feature to provide you a real time dynamic background. Then the default black color. You can choose for about five special effects with still focus the video element to the front of the web page. Dynamic background is create with the HTML5 and CSS3 code.

Fish Tank

When you enable this option, it show you few water bubbles come up on you screen.

Pulse Block

This will make a pulse of more that 50 blocks over whole you screen format.


Here you see raindrops falling of you screen.


This show you random cloud moving to a other position of you screen.


The amazing option that you sure like it, the Space. This let you see the moving stars is coming to you, something like you are in a space ship.

Atmosphere Lighting

This is the amazing feature of the browser extension, it bring a atmosphere lighting effect around the playing video. It work for HTML5 video's and on the YouTube website.

Atmosphere Lighting. This feature generates light effects around the video player that correspond to the video content. This effect will you give you immersive viewing experience. And addition, it reduces viewer eye strain and increases perceived image quality.

There is three kind of option you can choose. A option to detect the color of the video and show that as atmosphere lighting effect. Or you can set self a custom color for all video's.

Turn Off the Lights Atmosphere Lighting

Fix Color

If you enable this option, it show around the video one solid color that you have chosen from the color box. You can easy change it by clicking in the inputbox.

Blur & Spread Radius

You can change the blur & spread radius of the atmosphere lighting effect in the option page. With this you can increase/decrease the atmosphere lighting effects.


This option take the color from the playing video content and show it around the video. It show the color shadow on the top, right, bottom and left side.

Night Mode

This new feature make it possible to remove the white CSS background to black with one click on the Night Mode button. This is especially made for the night people that play YouTube video or search on Google websites.



Background Image

Atmosphere Lighting

Dynamic Background


Language Support

English (U.S.), English (UK), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

If you find a type error or got a new language that is not in the above list. Submit the translation online in this form Edit Translation Text.

David Boca (davidboca)

Have you translate also my app and didn't see you name here? Contact me using the support form



Check first if you install the latest version of you browser. Here below on this page, you see a list of link where you can download the browser:

Over-the-air updates

You always get the latest version of my extension. If a newer version is available, the "Turn Off the Lights" extension automatically get update to the latest version, so you always get the latest great features. The update packages are small and is completely free.


This extension work for all browser 3 version of Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer users.


ScreenPress Review


Turn Off the Lights rated 4.9 / 5 based on 4643 ratings on our Chrome Web Store

Many bloggers and journalists found this great browser extension, to help them focus the show on the video they want to watch. With support for all popular video sites.
With 'eye protection' to protect their eyes from that white light sheet of web pages.
View the full review of our Chrome extension by pressing the star icon next to this button.

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Discover also this brand fan stuff! Hoodies, t-shirts, pillows, stickers and many more...

View more Free Embroidered Shirts at Turn Off the Lights - Store

Quote Newspaper

Below are the quotes from the world press about our browser extension.

Quote If you’re watching a video online, but can’t increase it to full-screen size, then this handy extension will dim the background of the screen, so you can focus solely on the video.
- Claudine Beaumont, telegraph.co.uk

Quote Enjoy your media with less bright distractions like animated ads and banners.
- Nicole Cozma, CNET Journal

Quote Fazit: Eine wirklich gelungene Erweiterung für Firefox. Sie ist Pflicht für jeden, der gerne Filme und Videos im Internet ansieht.
- chip.de

Quote Awesome Safari Extension
- Florence Ion, maclife.com


ScreenTwitter Review



Thank God for this 'Turn off the lights' extension on chrome. It makes everything less bright.


RT @NegaAuf: I love my Turn Off The Lights extension on Chrome. :]



and do you use your 'turn off the lights' chrome extension when you watch videos? #yeahyou


Love it!!! Makes the videos more pleasurable to watch on Youtube. Also, helps with the blinding white view of youtube. Very fun, amazing and useful to have.


1. Is only for the Google Chrome, Safari, Opera and Firefox extension.
2. Windows Internet Explorer doesn't got all the features yet.
3. In the latest version of Google Chrome 18, Safari 5.0.1, Opera 12, Firefox 16 and Internet Explorer 9 or higher.

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