Here’s why you should turn the brightness down on your TV to save both energy and money. Quite a bit of money, it turns out.
I’m passionate about saving energy. It can be one of the easiest and most impactful things we can do as individuals to tackle climate change. This is because a quarter of the carbon emissions from our homes come from electricity and gas usage. Cut down our usage, and we cut down our emissions, helping to combat climate change.
What’s more, cutting our energy usage doesn’t just help the environment. Saving energy means more money in our pockets and less money in the pockets of energy companies. With energy bills expected to rise in 2024, and household finances remaining precarious for many, it’s also more important than ever to save money where we can.
Thankfully, it’s not hard to save energy. I’ve been sharing some easy energy-saving tips for some time now, so thought I’d share a good one today. It’s so easy and has potentially big savings, just from pressing a button to turn the brightness down on your TV, so I think you’ll like it.
Why You Should Turn The Brightness Down On Your TV
Apparently, the average household can save as much as £8 a month – £96 a year – just by turning the brightness down on their TV.
I’m not suggesting turning it down so you can’t see the screen. You just need to make some minor adjustments that won’t impact the quality of your favourite wildlife documentary or soap – your call!
This is because when TV sets are packaged for sale or display, they are set at much higher levels of brightness and contrast than really necessary.
Manufacturers do this bit of trickery so the screens look all bright and jazzy in illuminated shop displays. However, the default brightness settings are too bright for most living rooms. Increased brightness and contrast on your TV means increased power consumption.
Just by turning the brightness and contrast on your TV set downwards, you’ll probably get a better picture in your home. This benefits your eyes, and it also saves you a nice little sum of money, as well as saving a great deal of energy.
Whilst you click around in the brightness settings of your TV, you might find your TV has an eco mode. That will automatically set the brightness to a good balance between viewability and power consumption.
Find your remote, and get adjusting those brightness settings for a better TV-watching experience all around!