We love TV. Because we rely on television so heavily to fulfill our entertainment needs, why not watch while reducing our energy usage? For the upcoming Super Bowl—the most watched television broadcast of the year—consider switching your old TV set for one of these awesome energy efficient televisions.
1. OLED TVs
OLED stands for organic light-emitting diodes. It seems like complicated stuff, but OLED televisions simply put the beautiful and bright color display in your TV shows using environmentally safe technology.
So, which OLED TV should you choose? We recommend LG’s Smart 3D Curved OLED TV. Watching the Super Bowl just got even more super.
2. LCD TVs
Televisions with LCD display project an amazingly crisp picture and are more energy efficient than any plasma television you’ll find. According to American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the average plasma TV uses more energy per year than a refrigerator, which is the biggest energy user in most US households. Making a switch to an LCD TV is the easiest way to save a little energy while enjoying the entertainment.
ENERGY STAR rated the Panasonic TH-32LRU7 among the most efficient televisions of 2014 in a recent report.
3. Fluorine alternatives
GreenAmerica.org explains that a surprising amount of hidden greenhouse gas, such as nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) is used in the production of flat-screen television. It’s 17,000 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Luckily, some television models opt out of this toxic production and utilize fluorine instead, having a global warming potential of zero.
How can you tell which televisions use fluorine alternatives? GreenAmerica.org says Toshiba–Matsushita Display televisions have made the safer switch from NF3 to fluorine.