- How much electricity does a TV use?-

Nowadays the TVs are rather efficient so the electricity usage of a TV it is quite low if we take into account the amount of time they are powered on.

TV electricity usage

All the TVs should have a label describing at the very least their power consumption. Some TVs will also be labelled with information about the stand-by power consumption.

If you are considering to purchase a new TV, better have a look to the specifications. The power consumption of a TV can significantly increase our electricity bills so better to know in advance than regret after buying that expensive TV.

Electricity usage and cost calculator

The calculator below can be used to calculate the energy consumption and cost of a TV over a year. 

You just need to adjust the values in the PARAMETERS section to your requirements and the calculator will automatically display the RESULTS section.


If you are planning to buy a new TV and want to know its electricity consumption, use your favorite browser to have a look on the internet for it’s specifications. 

In the majority of the cases, the specifications will describe the yearly power consumption of the TV.

TV power consumption specifications

Still, if you want to know the exact electricity usage of your TV, your best option is to use a plug in power meter to measure the electricity consumption. 

For more details, have a look to this post that we have created to show you how to use a plug in power meter to measure your appliances and devices power consumption.

Plug in power meter electricity consumption

Additional information

Not everybody it is familiar with terms like Watts, Kilowatts or Kilowatt hours so if you would learn more about them, have a look to this video that we have prepared for you.

All our videos can be found in YouTube, in both English and Spanish languages.

If you are looking for saving electricity at home, have a look to this video where we provide some useful tips to reduce the electricity consumption and decrease the electricity bill.

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