That familiar, big, yellow, energy guide label that comes with all your appliances will now be found in your upcoming television purchases. Recently, the Federal Trade Commission ruled that all television sets manufactured after May 10th, 2011 must include the EnergyGuide label.
This new ruling will allow consumers to get a better picture of the yearly energy consumption of any particular model. Those that are environmentally conscious will be able to make a decision by comparing different models and their required energy ratings.
This new ruling is based on the various amounts of energy consumption each television uses. Years ago all televisions typically shared the same amount. Now, with the development of TVs like Plasmas, LCDs and LED TVs, energy rates vary. The FTC hopes these labels will better inform consumers when making their purchases.