Energy-Efficient TVs: The NRDC Listings

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If you're in the market for a new television for yourself (or if you're looking for one as a gift), make sure you buy one that doesn't boost the burden of your power bill. EPA's Energy Star program has recently modified the way it measures the energy consumption in TVs, taking into account not just their standby power consumption but the much greater amounts your set eats up while you're watching it.

The following models are the most energy efficient TVs on the market today (Nov. 2010).  All models meet the power use requirements in the future version of ENERGY STAR (Version 5.1) that goes into effect in May 2012.  Models not on this list may use up to two or three times more power to operate.

 

Some things to consider:

  1. Only buy as big a TV as you really need.  In general, bigger TVs use more energy and cost more to operate than smaller ones. 
  2. When setting up your new TV, be sure to pick the “home” mode setting.  This setting may cut your power use by up to 25 percent compared to other settings such as “vivid” or “retail” which are unnecessarily bright for most users.

Annual energy use values are based on TV use of 5 hours per day. Estimated 10-year energy costs are based on the average national residential electricity costs in 2010 ($0.1156/kWh). The screen sizes shown are the TV’s reported diagonal measurement. 

To find the screen size you are looking for click on one of the dimensions below:

 


LESS THAN 20 INCHES

Brand Name

Model

Screen Size (inches)

Estimated Annual Energy Consumption (kWh/ year)

Estimated 10-year Energy Costs ($)

VIZIO

VMB070

7

17

$20

VIZIO

M160MV

16

27

$31

Toshiba

19C100U

18

45

$52

Toshiba

19C10U

18

45

$52

Dynex

DX-19LD150A11

19

46

$53

Insignia

NS-19E450A11

19

39

$45

Insignia

NS-19E450WA11

19

39

$45

Hitachi

LE19S304

19

25

$29

Hitachi

LE19S314

19

25

$29

IMATION

MLT1931

19

51

$59

JVC

LT19DM21

19

47

$54

Sansui

HDLCD1912G

19

44

$51

Sansui

HDLCD19WB

19

45

$52

Sansui

HDLCD19WBA

19

45

$52

Sansui

SLEDVD198

19

36

$41

Sansui

HDLCD1955C

19

45

$52

SYNNEX

NYLED1980N

19

25

$29

Philips

19PFL4505D/F7

19

35

$41

Haier

HL19SL2

19

39

$46

Haier

HL19SLW2

19

39

$46

Samsung

933HD

19

50

$58

Samsung

LN19C350D1

19

46

$53

Samsung

LN19C350D1D

19

46

$53

Samsung

LN19C450E1

19

46

$54

Samsung

LN19C450E1D

19

47

$55

Samsung

LN19C450E1H

19

51

$59

Samsung

UN19C4000PD

19

47

$55

Sanyo

DP19640

19

48

$55

KTC

19L**A,W9021S5,W9023S5

19

29

$34

Toshiba

19SL400U

19

37

$43

ViewSonic

VS13231-1M

19

45

$52

VIZIO

M190MV

19

40

$47

VIZIO

M190VA

19

40

$46

VIZIO

M190VA-CA

19

40

$46

VIZIO

M190VA-W

19

40

$46

 

20 TO 29 INCHES

Brand Name

Model

Screen Size (inches)

Estimated Annual Energy Consumption (kWh/ year)

Estimated 10-year Energy Costs ($)

Insignia

NS-22E450A11

22

50

$58

Insignia

NS-22E455C11

22

49

$57

AOC

LE22H067

22

49

$57

JVC

LT-22E710

22

53

$61

JVC

LT22AM21

22

46

$53

JVC

LT22EM21

22

32

$36

Sansui

LT22DM21

22

51

$59

Sansui

HDLCDVD225

22

52

$60

Sansui

HDLCD2212C

22

46

$53

Panasonic

TC-L22X2

22

56

$65

Philips

22PFL4505D/F7

22

39

$45

Haier

HL22XLE2

22

55

$63

Haier

HL22XLT2

22

55

$63

Haier

HL22XLTW2

22

55

$63

Haier

HL22XSL2

22

53

$61

Sharp

LC22LS510UT

22

64

$74

KTC

22L**A,W2221S5,W2223S5

22

47

$54

Sony

KDL-22EX308

22

67

$78

VIZIO

M220MV

22

51

$59

VIZIO

M220NV

22

51

$59

VIZIO

M220VA

22

43

$50

VIZIO

M220VA-CA

22

45

$53

VIZIO

M220VA-W

22

45

$53

VIZIO

M221NV

22

51

$59

VIORE

LED22VH65D

22

58

$67

AOC

LE23H062

23

51

$59

VIZIO

VM230XVT

23

44

$51

AOC

LE24H060

24

48

$56

AOC

LE24H067

24

50

$58

Haier

HL24XLE2

24

55

$63

Haier

HL24XSL2

24

61

$71

Samsung

FX2490HD

24

56

$65

TCL

LE24FHDP21TA

24

41

$48

LG

26LE5300-UE

26

74

$85

Samsung

UN26C4000PD

26

70

$81

Toshiba

26SL400U

26

80

$92

TCL

LE26HDP21TA

26

52

$60

VIZIO

M260MV

26

67

$78

VIZIO

M260VA

26

67

$77

VIZIO

M260VA-CA

26

67

$77

VIZIO

M260VA-W

26

67

$77

VIZIO

M260VP

26

70

$81

VIZIO

M261VP

26

76

$88

Westinghouse

LD-2655VX

26

82

$95

Westinghouse

LD-2657DF

26

82

$95

Westinghouse

LD-2685VX

26

81

$94

HANNspree

HSG1130

28

78

$90

 

30 TO 39 INCHES

Brand Name

Model

Screen Size (inches)

Estimated Annual Energy Consumption (kWh/ year)

Estimated 10-year Energy Costs ($)

HANNspree

HSG1131

32

89

$102

Panasonic

TC-32LX24

32

93

$108

Panasonic

TC-L32C22

32

93

$108

Panasonic

TC-L32U22

32

95

$110

Panasonic

TC-L32X2

32

101

$116

Samsung

UN32C4000PD

32

94

$108

Samsung

UN32C5000QF

32

77

$89

Samsung

UN32C5100QF

32

77

$89

Sharp

LC32LE700UN

32

102

$118

Sony

KDL-32EX600

32

98

$113

Sony

KDL-32EX710

32

88

$102

TCL

LE32HDP21TA

32

79

$91

VIZIO

E320VP

32

70

$81

VIZIO

M320NV

32

97

$112

Westinghouse

LD-3255VX

32

103

$120

Insignia

NS-37L550A11

37

165

$191

LG

37LE5300-UC

37

114

$132

Samsung

UN37C5000QF

37

83

$96

Samsung

UN37C5100QF

37

83

$96

Samsung

UN37C6300SF

37

110

$127

VIZIO

M370NV

37

111

$128

VIZIO

M370VT

37

104

$120

 

40 TO 49 INCHES

Brand Name

Model

Screen Size (inches)

Estimated Annual Energy Consumption (kWh/ year)

Estimated 10-year Energy Costs ($)

Samsung

UN40C5000QF

40

81

$94

Samsung

UN40C5100QF

40

81

$94

Samsung

UN40C6300SF

40

134

$155

Samsung

UN40C6400RF

40

134

$155

Samsung

UN40C6400RH

40

135

$156

Sharp

LC40LE700UN

40

111

$128

Sharp

LC40LE810UN

40

131

$152

Sharp

LC40LE820UN

40

131

$152

Sony

KDL-40EX600

40

127

$147

Sony

KDL-40EX700

40

145

$167

Sony

KDL-40EX703

40

145

$167

Sony

KDL-40EX710

40

132

$153

Sony

KDL-40EX713

40

132

$153

Sony

KDL-40NX700

40

154

$178

TCL

LE40FHDP21TA

40

105

$122

LG

42LD630-UC

42

132

$153

LG

42LE5300-UC

42

128

$148

LG

42LE530C-UC

42

103

$119

LG

42LE5350-UB

42

138

$159

LG

42LE5400-UC

42

138

$159

LG

42LE5500-UA

42

136

$157

LG

42LE7300-UA

42

128

$148

LG

42LE7500-UC

42

136

$157

Panasonic

TC-42LD24

42

137

$159

Panasonic

TC-L42D2

42

144

$167

Westinghouse

LD-4285VX

42

153

$176

Philips

46PFL7505D/F7

46

155

$179

Philips

46PFL7705D/F7

46

156

$180

Samsung

UN46C5000QF

46

95

$109

Samsung

UN46C6300SF

46

145

$167

Samsung

UN46C6400RF

46

145

$167

Samsung

UN46C6400RH

46

144

$166

Samsung

UN46C6500VF

46

147

$170

Samsung

UN46C6800UF

46

141

$163

Samsung

UN46C6900VF

46

147

$170

Samsung

UN46C7000WF

46

169

$195

Samsung

UN46C8000XF

46

169

$195

Sharp

LC46LE700UN

46

133

$154

Sharp

LC46LE810UN

46

148

$171

Sharp

LC46LE820UN

46

148

$171

Sharp

LCC46700UN

46

133

$154

Sony

KDL-46EX600

46

159

$184

Sony

KDL-46EX700

46

162

$187

Sony

KDL-46EX701

46

162

$187

Sony

KDL-46EX703

46

162

$187

Sony

KDL-46EX710

46

134

$155

Sony

KDL-46EX711

46

134

$155

Sony

KDL-46EX713

46

134

$155

Sony

KDL-46HX800

46

181

$210

Sony

KDL-46NX700

46

182

$210

Sony

KDL-46NX710

46

194

$224

Sony

KDL-46NX711

46

194

$224

TCL

LE46FHDP21TA

46

161

$186

LG

47LE5300-UC

47

138

$159

LG

47LE530C-UC

47

132

$153

LG

47LE5400-UC

47

152

$176

LG

47LE5500-UA

47

147

$170

LG

47LE7300-UA

47

138

$159

LG

47LE7500-UC

47

147

$170

LG

47LE8500-UA

47

136

$157

LG

47LX6500-UB

47

161

$186

VIZIO

M470NV

47

171

$198

VIZIO

M470VT

47

159

$184

VIZIO

M470VT-CA

47

165

$190

 

50 TO 59 INCHES

Brand Name

Model

Screen Size (inches)

Estimated Annual Energy Consumption (kWh/ year)

Estimated 10-year Energy Costs ($)

Sharp

LC52LE700UN

52

149

$173

Sharp

LC52LE810UN

52

160

$185

Sharp

LC52LE820UN

52

162

$188

Sharp

LC52LE920UN

52

159

$183

Sharp

LC52LE925UN

52

173

$200

Sharp

LCC52700UN

52

149

$173

Sony

KDL-52EX700

52

182

$210

Sony

KDL-52EX701

52

182

$210

Sony

KDL-52EX703

52

182

$210

LG

55LE5300-UC

55

154

$178

LG

55LE530C-UC

55

154

$178

LG

55LE5400-UC

55

167

$193

LG

55LE5500-UA

55

169

$195

LG

55LE7300-UA

55

154

$178

LG

55LE7500-UC

55

169

$195

LG

55LE8500-UA

55

180

$208

Samsung

LN55C610N1F

55

188

$217

Samsung

LN55C630K1F

55

188

$217

Samsung

LN55C640N1F

55

188

$217

Samsung

LN55C650L1F

55

191

$221

Samsung

UN55C5000QF

55

170

$197

Samsung

UN55C6300SF

55

170

$197

Samsung

UN55C6400RF

55

170

$197

Samsung

UN55C6400RH

55

172

$199

Samsung

UN55C6500VF

55

172

$199

Samsung

UN55C6800UF

55

167

$193

Samsung

UN55C6900VF

55

172

$199

Samsung

UN55C7000WF

55

189

$218

Samsung

UN55C8000XF

55

185

$214

Sony

KDL-55EX710

55

165

$191

Sony

KDL-55EX711

55

165

$191

Sony

KDL-55EX713

55

165

$191

Sony

KDL-55HX800

55

198

$229

Sony

KDL-55NX810

55

214

$248

Sony

KDL-55NX811

55

214

$248

VIZIO

M550NV

55

185

$214

 

60 INCHES AND ABOVE

Brand Name

Model

Screen Size (inches)

Estimated Annual Energy Consumption (kWh/ year)

Estimated 10-year Energy Costs ($)

Samsung

UN60C6300SF

60

190

$220

Samsung

UN60C6400RF

60

190

$220

Samsung

UN60C6400SF

60

190

$220

Sharp

LC60LE810UN

60

190

$219

Sharp

LC60LE820UN

60

191

$221

Sharp

LC60LE920UN

60

197

$228

Sharp

LC60LE925UN

60

199

$230

Learn More: 

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Comments

I'm more concerned about mining and the materials used in manufacturing TVs than the energy consumption. Do all the new TVs use rare earth metals, or is it just the flat screen LCDs?
Great read…..the information is poignant very interesting please keep them coming !!

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