Philips’ Eco TV Uses Less Power Than A 100-Watt Lightbulb


The new 42-inch Eco TV from Philips is sporting a new design. Created to use less power than a 100-watt lightbulb, this television is packed with power-saving features.

One of the best energy saving features, includes a backlight that is able to dim accordingly to brighter or darker scenes, which not only saves power in the dark mode but also improves black-level performance per Philips. It also has the capability to be dimmed via a room lighting sensor, so dark rooms will require less power. There’s a “power-saving” mode that caps the peak light output and an excellent stand-by power less than 0.15 watt.

Using only 75 watts of power, the TV uses less energy than most households use in a single lightbulb and it’s lead-free.


31 Responses to “Philips’ Eco TV Uses Less Power Than A 100-Watt Lightbulb”

  1. That’s not really a good simile you used there. 100 watt light bulb actually uses 100 watts so that’s like saying “this costs less than a 25 cent stamp”. Sure it’s technically correct, but sounds just.. strange. Otherwise, nice info. It would have really helped to put this in perspective if you’d told the power consumption of an average LCD TV. 75 watts may not say anything to people who are not aware of what normal sets consume.

  2. It uses less power than a 100 watt interstellar war starship

  3. And you completely failed to mention the $1,400 price tag. How exactly is that “green”? Once people and companies get over the “trendiness” of going green and decide to make it affordable, this eco-friendly revolution might actually work.

  4. Wow, some really ignorant comments here.
    First of all, “uses less energy than a 100 watt light bulb” is a perfectly apt comparison because it enables people to compare the energy consumption of the tv with something they are familiar with.
    Secondly, what does the cost of the television have to do with it being ‘green’ or not? The first step is demonstrating the technology is there, prices will come down in the future.

  5. So many negative comments on a really good green effort.
    First: the comparison is just fine, but it might be nice to compare current analog TVs, LCDs, DLPs, etc with this one, given same screen size. Prices always come down on tech products, this will too, if it sells. People really want products that consume far less power (green), and are lightweight, and are easy to install. For TVs, people want thin, hang on the wall, out of the way products that dont keep going out of style and dont require addons, like TIVO, DVRs, cable boxes, etc.

  6. Well, if I understand it correctly the TV will only use 75Watts during a dark scene, but will use more electricity if the scene is brighter.

    Or, i may just be wrong, either way it’s good to see more “green” items on the market, lets just hope the price will be a bit more reasonable.

  7. Now if they could sell a model that runs on D.C. for the solar power crowd, combined with LED. lighting we could eliminate a large part of the heavy 120vac.15 - 20 amp wiring in new homes and have some real savings. We have solid state fridges from Sweden, microwave ovens, and solar heating to combine with super-insulation techniques and VW’s newest diesel/electric 100 mpg+ cars. OPEC beware, you may have to eat your oil before too long instead of using it to hi-jack the American economy whenever you feel like it.

  8. George, you don’t understand it correctly.

  9. I am all solar, and I am looking for the most energy effeicent tv I can find. Would like to find one that is 12 volt direct, or a 120 volt that has a 12 volt cube that can be bypassed, is this one?

  10. I applaud this effort. This TV seems to have all the right technology that adjusts for various situations.

    As mentioned before unless it can be shown to save money in the end most people will not be willing to fork over the high dollars even for a good cause. My hope is the price will come down as being an environmentally conscious shopper I’d consider a price within reason. It doesn’t have to be the lowest price. But if it can be shown that over so many years this TV would save money, then you have a product and price point that would fly these babies right off the shelves.

    Just look and how well the Prius is doing (which by the way I own). It’s been proven to over a period of years to save you money on gas costs alone than buying cars that are comparable in other features but are not hybrids.

    I’d like to see a cost benefit analyses come out so that consumers can actually see what they will potential save in the end. Even if it takes 10 or more years it could be worth it, assuming the model is sturdy enough to hold out that long. Maybe with an extended warranty this marketing could work so it would basically be a guaranteed savings.

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