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Buy ENERGY STAR® to save you money!

An ENERGY STAR certified television (TV) uses 27% less energy, on average, than a standard model.  Saving energy saves money and reduces your carbon footprint.

Key features

  • Save energy in all usage modes, including "sleep", "idle", and "on".
  • Must consume 1 watt or less in "sleep" mode.
  • Some models incorporate organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), the latest in screen lighting technology that gives you superior contrast with great energy savings.
  • Automatic brightness control (ABC) and dimming enhances the viewing experience and also saves energy.
Televisions

Start your research using the ENERGY STAR Product Finder tool to find and compare certified TVs. (NOTE: you will be redirected to the US ENERGY STAR website.)

Helpful tips

  • The brighter the picture, the more energy your TV uses. Use the minimum brightness level needed to enjoy your viewing.
  • Buy the right size TV. Ideal viewing distance is 1.5 times the TV screen size. That means that a 100 cm screen (40 inches) is ideal for a viewing distance of 1.5 metres (about 5 feet). Generally larger TVs use more electricity than smaller TVs.
  • Purchase a TV that includes only features you will actually use and appreciate. Extra features such as network connectivity and 4K use more energy.
  • Use an advanced power strip or "smart" power bar. Plug the TV into the master receptacle and plug other devices such as DVD players and video game systems into the slave receptacles. Turning off the TV cuts power to the other devices too, automatically saving energy and reducing your electricity costs.

The ENERGY STAR Promise

All ENERGY STAR certified products are tested to meet strict efficiency specifications and are certified by an independent third party. They perform the same as or better than standard products without compromising performance in any way.

Regulations set the energy efficiency minimum

Audio/visual products are subject to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations, which set a minimum performance standard for their energy efficiency. Find details in the Guide to the Regulations.


The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.