By: Una Song
Are you like me and struggle with coming up with great gift ideas during the holidays? Of course, everyone wants electronics these days. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, 63 percent of U.S. adults plan to give the gift of technology this year. Tablets, laptops and TVs are popular gift items – I know my niece and nephew would love any one of these!
The great news is that you can give your friends and family the high-tech gifts they want AND help fight climate change by making one simple choice—ENERGY STAR. You can find ENERGY STAR certified options for the hottest products — smart or Ultra HD TVs, tablets, laptops, sound bars and more. Choosing products that have earned EPA’s ENERGY STAR label means your gift will continue giving through energy savings. In fact, a home equipped with TVs, set-top boxes, a Blu Ray player and a home theatre in a box that have earned the ENERGY STAR, can save more than $280 over the life of the products.
With an average of 24 electronics products in every home, there are lots of opportunities to save energy in every room of the house.
- ENERGY STAR certified TVs are 25% more energy efficient than standard ones.
- A certified sound bar is 78% more efficient.
- A Blu-ray player that has earned the ENERGY STAR is up to 45% more efficient.
The next time you are looking for the perfect present, look for the ENERGY STAR. Show your loved ones that the best gifts can do great things.
Una Song works for EPA’s ENERGY STAR program and focuses on consumer electronics marketing. When she’s not surfing the internet, she’s playing with her two cats.