Documenting my attempt to cut my energy usage in half.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


We recently replaced an old 21" TV set with an LG 32" LCD model #: 32LD350.  One of the nice things about this TV is the energy saving modes which basically just turn down the screen brightness.  When the Lakers are playing and the wife is trying to sleep, it's nice to not have a screen that's so bright it looks like the overhead lights are on.  I plugged the TV into a kill-a-watt meter to see what affect the different energy saving modes had:

Energy Saving ModeWatts
Screen Off16.7
TV Off via remote0

I have found that the maximum mode is fine even for morning viewing when the sun is lighting up the room and thus the TV stays in that mode. One thing I did find interesting is that the Minimum mode actually consumes more energy than having the energy saving mode turned off.

CNET did a review of a lot of other TVs.

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