3. T. TELEVISIONS

  • Televisions that meet the ENERGY STAR requirements are on average more than 25 percent more energy efficient than conventional models.
    Source: U.S. EPA
  • If all televisions sold in the United States were ENERGY STAR certified, the energy cost savings would grow to more than $1 billion each year and 15 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent to the emissions from more than 1.3 million vehicles.
    Source: U.S. EPA
General Facts:
  • 45% of U.S. households own at least three televisions. With the average TV getting larger and consuming over 160 kWh per year, all the TVs in a household can use up to 500 kWh or as much electricity as a standard new refrigerator
    Source: 2009 RECS, Housing Characteristics, Appliances.
  • More than 19 million televisions greater than 40 inches are expected to ship this year.
    Source: Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
  • According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the ideal [video] device would provide a satisfactory sensory experience for the whole family/group, save energy, and offer access to all the desired content; the device could also be plugged into other gadgets like a laptop or game console.
    Source: CEA
  • Most consumers say that energy efficiency will be a factor in choosing their next television.
    Source: Consumer Electronics Association.

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Updated: June 2013