What is the most energy efficient flat screen TV?

When you buy an energy efficient flat screen TV you are choosing another habit that can maintain the health and well being of our planet. Just like when we choose energy efficient cars, energy efficient TVs move us towards a better usage of our world’s precious energy.

But choosing an energy efficient TV like any shopping event can be stressful so to make it easier for you to choose an energy efficient TV we are referring to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s list of the most Energy Efficient TVs.

Note one: The EPA’s list only includes LCD and LED TVs, it appears the EPA does not consider a plasma TV as energy efficient.

Note two: The new bigger TVs consume about one fifth of the energy some older TVs consume. Based on an average cost of electricity the new energy efficient TVs like the Samsung 55-Inch Slim Smart LED HDTV uses about 12 dollars per year when some inefficient TVs can consume up to 60 dollars per year for the same amount of time usage.

Here is an overview: click on the highlighted links to learn more about each TV

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50 Inch plus Energy Efficient TVs

The most energy efficient cost approximately 11 to 12 dollars per year to run

SAMSUNG produce about 70 percent of the most energy efficient TVs according to the EPAs Energy Star Rating System but according the the report the following are more efficient than any Samsung in the 50 inch plus category

LG 50 LA 7400

50 inch with automatic brightness control annual energy use 97kWh cost to operate 11 dollars according to the US EPA testing guidelines follow this link for more details

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Panasonic TC-L50E60

50 inch with automatic brightness control annual energy use 88kWh cost to operate 10 dollars according to the US EPA testing guidelines follow this link for more details

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35 inch to 55 inch Energy Efficient TVs

The most energy efficient TVs in this category cost approximately 7 dollars per year to run, not surprisingly the bigger the TV the more energy it consumes, surprisingly some 47 inch TV use almost as much energy as 55 Inch TVs.

Examples of the most energy efficient mid sized TVs  according to the EPA Energy Star System are as follows:

Magnavox 39ME413V/F7

39 inch, LCD with auto brightness control Annual Energy cost 61 kWh cost to operate 7 dollars according to the US EPA testing guidelines

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PHILIPS 39PFL2908/F7

39 Inch LCD with Autobrightness control Annual energy use 61 Kwh and cost to operate 7 dollars according to the US EPA testing guidelines click here for more details

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Smaller than 35 inch Energy Efficient TVs

The most energy efficient smaller TV’s cost approximately 2 dollars per year to run with the more expensive yet still efficient small TVs costing up to 6 dollars per year.

Here are a few examples of Smaller Energy Efficient TVs:

NAXA NTD-1552

16 inch with automatic brightness control annual energy use 19kWh cost to operate 2 dollars according to the US EPA testing system click here for more details

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Westinghouse LE-24GBR-A

25 inch with no automatic brightness control uses 35 kWh cost to operate 4 dollars per year according to the US EPA testing system

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Remember you can use your energy efficient TV screen as a computer screen monitor to reduce strain on your eyes and also as an excellent way to show your favorite photographs to friends when they come around. Remember to use tips like the following to avoid eye fatigue when you are looking at a TV or computer screen for long periods of time.

Go here for more details about the US EPA Energy Star Program to learn about other machines you can buy to help your home and office be more energy efficient.