In Beijing, the lights-out action was dedicated to the victims of the Sichuan earthquake. Neighborhoods in Dongsi, Xin Tiandi and Nanluogu joined the movement.

In Sichuan Province, where the great earthquake hit, people in Chengdu City turned their lights out for one hour. They prayed for the victims of the great earthquake that devastated the area on May 12, 2008.

In Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, streetlights of main roads were turned off after 20:00. They extended the lights-out period from one hour to four hours.