BBC makes change that can actually SAVE you money on electricity bills

THE BBC has launched new energy saving plans for its TV radio station, designed to help fans save money on their monthly bills.

This comes more than 12 months after household energy receipts began to rise in April last year.

Your energy savings depend on what type of TV you have


Your energy savings depend on what type of TV you havePhoto credit: BBC R&D

The broadcaster was looking for ways to reduce energy consumption, RXTV Info reported.

Modern TV sets now have built-in energy saving mechanisms.

However, the BBC wanted to see if changes to on-screen graphics could reduce energy consumption.

The BBC’s research and development team, led by Colin Warhurst, has found that developing new ‘Lower Carbon Graphics’ or LCGfx, which reduce areas of very vivid colour, means your television can use up to 64 per cent less energy .

Your energy savings depend on what type of TV you have.

But here’s a breakdown:

  • 64 percent on OLED
  • 47 percent on FALD
  • 22 percent with Direct LED

Speaking of BBC Radio’s introduction of the new technology, Warhurst said: “We were incredibly moved at that moment because we knew that from the moment we switched it on, the graphics were potentially saving energy instantly in millions of homes – in fact, everywhere.” , where a television was used to listen to BBC radio.

The BBC is currently working with BT to develop LCGfx ‘Bars and Tone’ graphics which will be widely used by broadcasters across Europe.

How do I turn it on?

It’s already on.

Unlike the power saving options you’ll find behind the green button on your remote control, LCGfx has been rolled out to all BBC radio stations on TV platforms.

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Alley Einstein

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