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Lighting & Appliances

Advanced Power Strips

Did you know that plugged in electronics continue to use electricity even when turned off? This wasted energy is called standby power loss. Use an advanced power strip to cut standby power loss and save up to $150 in energy costs over five years.

Save Money and Energy with Advanced Power Strips

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, electronics account for approximately 12% of the total electricity used by the average U.S. household.  Advanced power strips (APS) allow you to manage the energy consumed by your home electronics, saving you money and energy without any extra effort.

How does an Advanced Power Strip work?
Control Outlet  Controlled Outlets  Always On Outlets 
For the most-used device plugged into the power strip For the accessory devices used together with the device plugged into the control outlet For devices that require constant power

An APS helps reduce standby power loss while providing surge suppression and standard power strip functionality by utilizing three types of outlets: control, controlled and always on. The APS senses when the device plugged into the control outlet, such as your computer or TV, is turned off and eliminates power to the controlled outlets so they can’t continue to draw electricity. When you turn the control device on again, power is restored.

An APS is ideal for home offices and home entertainment centers. Consider using an APS if you have five or more electronics connected to your home office or entertainment center, or if you play video games.

Example Home Office Set Up:

Cut both standby loss and active energy waste caused by your electronics by using a tier 2 APS and save twice as much! Visit our tier 2 advanced power strip page to learn more.

Recycle Your Old Home Electronics

Did you know that you can recycle your old electronics? This helps the environment by keeping these products out of landfills and saving energy needed to produce new products by providing recycled materials! Check out our Electronics Recycling page to learn how to safely recycle electronic products in your area.

Ready to make a Purchase?

Visit our APS Offer Page for information on where to find discounted advanced power strips.

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Use our Retail Store Finder to locate ENERGY STAR® retailers. Simply enter your ZIP code and tell us how many miles you want to travel. We'll give you a list of stores in your area.