Does a TV use a lot of electricity?

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asked Jul 10 in TV's by nofuks (1,040 points)
Does a TV use a lot of electricity?

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answered Jul 10 by Jamie (28,270 points)
A TV does not use a whole lot of electricity.

TV's use on average of 40 watts to 180 watts depending on the size of the TV.

Smaller TV's use around 40 to 50 watts while larger TVs can use as much as 80 watts, 100 watts and even 180 watts.

Modern LED TVs use around 35 to 40 watts although the larger LED TVs can  use as much as 100 to 150 watts.

You should be able to find the exact wattage of your TV on the back of the TV near where the serial numbers and model numbers are located.

The amount of watts that a TV uses depends on the size of the TV.

Smaller 24 inch TV's may use around 35 to 40 Watts while a larger TV such as a 42 " to 52 " TV could use as much as 100 watts to 150 watts.

Old CRT TVs were pretty power hungry and even for the smallest CRT TV it could use as much as 100 watts while a larger CRT TV could use as much as 200 to 250 watts of electricity when powered on.

Modern TVs use, on average, 58.6 watts when in On mode and 1.3 watts in standby mode.

The power consumption of modern TVs ranges from 10W to 117W (0.5W to 3W on standby).

On average, TVs consume 106.9 kWh of electricity per year, costing $16.04 annually to run in the US.

- 32” LED: 30 – 55 watts, but generally around 40 watts, - 32” OLED: around 55 - 60 watts, - 32” LCD: 50 – 85 watts, but on average around 65-70 watts.

For example, old 32” CRT TVs required up to 150-200 watts (even more if the screen brightness is increased) with an average consumption of around 120 watts.

Most LED TV's has rated power between 60 watt to 150 watt.

Generally speaking larger the screen size higher is the rated power.

A 100 watt TV running for 12 hours everyday will consume 1200 watt hours = 1.2 kWh (units) of electricity in a day and 36 kWh of electricity in the entire month.

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