I just purchased a Mitsubishi DLP TV. I love the picture, but even more than the picture I love the warm blue glow of the power indicator that washes my room in high tech lighty goodness. Given that our power is not free, I got to wondering how much power my DLP screen consumes even when it isn’t on.
The good folks over at Good Magazine have created an excellent chart showing power consumption of vampire appliances. Appliances are considered vampires if they consume power even while off. According to a researcher at Cornell, vampire appliances costs US consumers $3 billion dollars a year or on average $200 per household.