The software which pays for itself!

Lights-Out breaks even within a few months

Lights-Out 2.5 features

If you are already using Lights-Out 1.x go to  “What’s new in 2.0” for a short overview on the new features and have a look at update 2.5 in our blog.

A wealth of information can also be found in our new blog seriesLights-Out 2.0 Features explained step by step“. The series deals with all new functions in 30 articles.

Save energy and money

Lights-Out is software which pays for itself.

You can see exactly how much money you saved.
You can see how much carbon you saved.

You can see the off/on ratio of your server.
100% = server is always off
0% = server is always on


How do get there? Run your server and your computers on demand!

Saved money

Saved money

Run on demand

  • Active sources

    Active sources

  • Selected sources

    Selected sources

Lights-Out monitors selected sources for activity.

As long as one or more sources signal activity, the server is kept running. If monitoring detects no more activity, the server is disabled.

The “last one turns off the light” = Lights-Out

This saves energy and money and reduces your carbon footprint!

Schedules on calendar
Connected Computers (Client computers)
Network devices (like a Xbox or streaming clients)
Backup time window
Remote access
Processes on your Server
Local files on your Server
CPU load on your Server
Network load on Server
File shares accessed on your Server
Physical console session (logged into your server using physically attached mouse/keyboard and monitor)
User activity
Power requests

Run on schedule

Add individual schedules for your server and your client computers:

  • Define groups and apply schedules to multiple computers.
  • Define periods where the server or a client computer must be active.
  • Schedule nightly reboots or downtimes.
  • Wake your computers 15 minutes ahead of your working hour to complete Windows Updates.

Wake up and resume work

A suspended or hibernated computer can be resumed using a calendar event or via Wake-On-Lan (WOL).

Simply create a calendar task for your computer or group (1), set a start time and select wake-up (2).

Set an end action (3) and add a comment (4).


Add a recurring pattern to repeat the task.


Lights-Out comes with a client application which can be used to start the server as soon as the client boots or resumes.

This can happen automatically or on demand. In the same way you can suspend your running server.

Monitor your network

Network scanner

Lights-Out includes a network scanner.

This helps you in finding (unknown) devices in your network.

  • Automatically detects network devices.
  • Records the date and time the device was first detected and last active

Undetectable devices can be added manually with their IP Address.

Runtime visualization

Lights-Out visualizes the runtime of your server, computers or network devices.

Use this diagram to easily detect unwanted long running computers or long running backup activity.

  • See the time a backup took place.
  • See times with high CPU or network load.
  • Find computers which are never sleeping.

Manage your devices

Computer management

Lights-Out helps you manage your computers.

  • Save energy
  • Shut down or reboot
  • Run a backup

You can wake a single or all computers.

Control backups 

Lights-Out 2.0 allows you to control all backup activity on server and client computers.

  • Schedule backups
  • Show backup results
  • Decide what action happens after a backup


Lights-Out 2.0 support multiple backup vendors.