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ENERGY STAR® Certified Televisions & Combination Units

ENERGY STAR certified televisions help you save energy and money, while offering top of the line features and quality. You can find the ENERGY STAR certification on all types of TVs and combination units, from basic TVs to HD and large screen TVs with the latest features like 3D and internet connectivity.

For the most efficient TVs among comparable units in size and features, look for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient TVs. ENERGY STAR Most Efficient TVs are the best of the ENERGY STAR models in a given year.

Save Money and Energy with ENERGY STAR Certified Televisions

ENERGY STAR certified televisions are, on average, over 25% more energy efficient than non-certified models. They save energy in all usage modes: sleep, idle, and on.

When purchasing a television, the type and screen size can have a major effect on your energy use:

  • Always look for the ENERGY STAR label to save energy when in use, but also in standby modes; look for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient TVs for higher efficient models.
  • Look for TVs with ambient light control features. These features adjust the brightness of the screen according to the amount of light in the room and can reduce power consumption by up to 30%.
  • Look for the size TV that best fits your home. For every 10 inches you increase your screen size, the TV will use between 50-70% more energy, so bigger isn’t always better.
  • Although all types of size and screen technologies can be ENERGY STAR certified and save on energy use, LCD TVs generally use about 30% less energy than plasma TVs.

You can save even more by plugging the components of your home entertainment systems into an advanced power strip or tier 2 advanced power strip. Learn more about these devices on our advanced power strip page and tier 2 advanced power strip page.

Find more ways to save energy and money with home electronics and other equipment by visiting ENERGY STAR’s Virtual Open House . Build your own virtual living room and see how the choices you make can go a long way in saving energy.

For More Information

For more information on ENERGY STAR certified and ENERGY STAR Most Efficient televisions and to find a list of certified models, visit the ENERGY STAR website .

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.