Plasma TVs Suck (Electricity) According to the Wall Street Journal, a 42-inch plasma set can consume more electricity than a full-size refrigerator — even when that TV is used only a few hours a day.
How much electricity does plasma TV use?
Electricity Use By TV Type
|30 inches||60 watts||150 watts|
|42 inches||120 watts||220 watts|
|50 inches||150 watts||300 watts|
Does plasma TV use more electricity than LED?
A more typical example might be a 30-inch LED, which weighs in at about 50 watts. Screen type: LCD screens have nearly the same power profile as LEDs, while CRT and plasma screens typically use about three times as much energy as their more efficient LED cousins.
Are plasma TVs expensive to run?
Plasma TVs use a lot more energy than LCD TVs and LED TVs and are therefore more expensive to run for a given screen size.
Do televisions use a lot of electricity?
Most TV’s use about 80 to 400 watts, depending on the size and technology. Using a sample cost of 15¢ per kilowatt-hour and five hours of viewing a day, that’s $1.83 to $9.13/mo. ($22 to $110 per year). Below you’ll find energy usage information for different models.