Going Earth Day “Green” with LED
With Earth Day around the corner, the focus of many people is to find simple ways to “go green.” And believe it or not, you can start with your television. Not only sleek and stylish, the new LEDs use less power and eliminate the use of mercury in the backlighting, making them the right choice for the eco-conscious TV fan.
In addition, until now the cost of LED made going green a little harder. Today, you can find eco-friendly LEDs at many price points and feature set by looking for deals on name brand models from electronic stores to warehouse clubs to online retailers. For example Philips has a range of LED TVs available at Costco nationwide from $599.99 to $1,199.99.
Philips offers these tips on ways to be help Earth Day with your TV experience:
1. Turn on the power-saver mode to cut down on power consumption.
2. Control room lighting by dimming the lights. And consider blackout shades that not only set the TV mood, but offer thermal benefits like keeping heat in during the winter.
3. Watch TV together, and shut off televisions not in use.
4. Don’t forget to properly recycle your old model by donating, repurposing or recycling your old TV. Explore www.recycle.philips.com or other associations such Earth 911 for recycle options.
This information was provided to me by Phillips.