If you used a flashlight then you might have realized how easily the battery would run out of power. Most often than not, it will only last a few hours if used for the entire night as with camping. This is because older types of flashlights use incandescent bulbs which require higher power ratings, resulting in poor management of power. This prompted the majority of manufacturers and consumers to find a way to extend battery life.
LED lamps with improved power consumption aid in two ways. One of which impacts directly on battery use. By requiring lower operating power, LEDs allowed ordinary alkaline batteries to last longer, up to three times as with incandescent bulbs. With that alone, one can see a great deal of difference in how much they will need battery change. And that would mean a lot particularly for outdoor enthusiasts.
How to find the real wattage of your TV
You may inquire about does TV use electricity when plugged in but turned off. When do you know exactly what it is? It is pretty simple actually.
What you need to do is look at the rear label and it’ll tell you. Just to try, I pulled my own 32 “LCD TV back from the wall and noticed it was using 65 watts of electricity for this size – pretty much in line with the above averages.
How can I slash energy usage for my TV?
• First of all, stop watching 5 hours of TV each day! You know you’ve already seen a rerun of Friends, no need to look at it again. Go on walking, or read a novel. Save capital, and become cleverer.
• Some TV use power when on standby. When you have an amazing entertainment setup complete with TV, DVD player and sound system, even if you don’t use them, they might all drain your wallet. Purchase a surge protector with an on-off switch to curb your vampire load so you can turn all of those machines off at once, ensuring no waste of electricity.
When you are in the market for a new TV, be sure to look for models from Energy Star. Energy Star is a government agency that promotes energy conservation and high-performance electronics labeling so that you, the customer, know which ones are better for the environment and your wallet.