The advancement of the technology world today is almost at its peak, with several technologies being invented daily. Television is just one of the various home appliances in virtually every household. 

Today, Televisions are produced in bigger sizes and feature innovative applications, characteristics, and accessories (like consoles, DVD players, etc.), making them a million times more advanced than previous TVs.

Depending on the screen size, display brightness, and manufacturing technology (e.g. LCD, LED, or plasma), these modern TVs can consume a great deal of energy. However, more energy consumption means more bills to pay. The following power-saving tips are sure to help you save power and money.

Reduce the TV’s Brightness 

You can adjust the brightness and backlight of the TV to a low or average level in the image settings. The greater the brightness of your TV screen, the greater the energy it consumes. Reducing the brightness and backlight also lengthens the lifespan of your television.

You can also use the ambient light sensor in your TV if it’s present. This light sensor automatically controls the brightness of the TV’s display, reducing the power used. It detects the room’s light intensity and adjusts the TV’s brightness to the precise intensity needed. 

Use the Blank-Screen Function of Your TV

Many modern TVs have the blank-screen function, allowing them to lessen power consumption. This function permits you to listen to music, podcasts, or the TV audio with the screen blank or pictures off, helping you use the TV while still saving power.

You can use this function when working around the house, taking care of your kids, or away from home, but you want to leave the audio playing for your pets. If your TV doesn’t have this setting, adjust the brightness to the minimum level.

Switch on the Sleep Timer or Sleeping Mode

Several modern TVs feature a sleeping mode or sleep timer function that automatically turns off your TV when it detects an absence of activity. If you are someone who loves to sleep or nap while watching TV and you want to save power at the same time, you can set a timer or turn on the sleeping mode in the settings.

Upgrade to a new LED TV

Contemporary TVs utilize advanced technologies that make them more energy-efficient and better. Older television sets consume more power than the modern TVs produced today. You can upgrade to a new LED television if you own a more than ten-year-old TV.

These LED televisions consume less power than LCD or plasma TVs because LEDs utilize a backlighting technology that delivers more contrast to the television display. Also, a TV’s energy label and screen size determine its power consumption. 

For example, small television with an A++ label is the most power-efficient, and an enormous television with an E energy label consumes the most energy.

Switch the TV Off Completely 

Turning off your TV with a remote control puts it in standby mode, which still consumes about 0.3-0.5W of power. The power consumed on standby increases if you connect other TV accessories, like a decoder, speaker, game console, etc., to your television.

Try to turn off your TV and all its accessories completely to save power. It involves detaching the appliances from the power source. You can also plug all the accessories and TV into an extension box with a switch, allowing you to turn them off simultaneously.

Turn On the Energy-Saving Mode

An obvious method of saving power when using your TV is to switch on the energy-saving mode in your television’s settings. This function dims your TV’s backlight, reducing the energy consumed by a third. However, remember to turn this function off in a dark room for better lighting.

To Wrap it up

Other simple things you can do to save power are to adjust the contrast, reduce the number of accessories connected simultaneously, watch the television at a lower volume, and switch it off during TV commercials. Applying one or all of these tips will drastically reduce your TV’s energy consumption rate.

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