Forbes had an interesting perspective on power consumption of everyday devices.
Ever wonder with all the buzz about energy consumption, how much energy does a mobile phone consume?
Ever feel guilty and juicing it from some outlet in a public facility? Read on, and never worry again.
Quit feeling sorry for your consumptive ways. Some of the newest, highly used, devices are incredibly energy efficient. Most other everyday devices are shockingly high. Bottom-line: Use your mobile phone as much as possible and ditch the high-end electronics like large TVs, refrigerators, and washing machines.
Our take away, freely use your mobile devices as much as possible to avoid paper and other electronic channels for getting the same information.
Best top two ideas to reduce your carbon footprint, immediately unscrew and toss-out any remaining incandescent bulbs in your apartment or home (come on, right now!), and start washing your clothes in cold water.
|Gadget||Annual kWh||Electricity Costs/Year||Assumptions|
|iPad||12||$1.50||Fully drain battery and re-charge every day|
|iPhone||2||$0.25||Fully drain battery and re-charge every day|
|Laptop||72||$8.||8 Hours Day|
|Plasma Large Screen||360||$45||5 hours use per day|
|LCD Large Screen||40||$56||50-56” inch screen, 5 hours/day|
|Xbox||320||$40||Game console only – Monitor extra|
|60 Watt Incandescent||220||$26||10 hours day|
|LED (60 watt equivalent)||37||$4.40||10 hours day|
|Desktop Computer||300||$36||8 Hours Day|
|Washer and Dryer||—||$200||For a typical family about 50 cents/load|
|Water Heater||—||$600||Washing in cold water can save $150/year|
|Microwave Oven||87||$10||Twice a day for five minutes|
|Refrigerator||350||$42||Built after 2001|