I’ve personally been looking for a new TV for a little while now. So, I went to the energy star website and downloaded their excel spreadsheet of TVs. I then sorted them by size and secondarily by efficiency (annual estimated usage). Then, I went on google’s product search and got prices on all of them. The result is a list of energy efficient TVs for each size that met my criteria. The criteria being no more than 180 kWh yearly estimated energy consumption (150 kWh for the 32″ TVs). This was comparable to the CRT television that the new one will replace. I wanted something at least or more efficient than what I already had.
So, here is the list. The TVs are first broken into different sizes, then they are ranked by price. As you can see, generally speaking, the more you pay the more efficient the TV is. Also, the prices have shipping included in them. However, I’m sure the price will fluctuate rather quickly.
I lowered the requirement of 180 kWh per year usage to 150 kWh for this category. There were just too many TVs that met the 180 kWh requirement.
Small list here. The odd thing here is the Panasonic is actually as plasma TV. I was surprised to find a plasma make the list.
Despite a small 42″ list, the 46″ list is quite large. I also threw in the 47″ LG since it is close in size.
Yup, there is even some pretty efficient 52″ TVs out there! I was amazed. If I wanted to spend that much, I could go up to a 52″ TV from a 27″ CRT and have roughly the same power usage. I also threw the Sharp in the list because it was close and the price is very competitive.
So, thats the list. I hope it helps you find a good TV that fits your needs/wants and also helps lower your energy usage. I know my new TV is somewhere on this list.