Vizio TV Wattage, Power and Energy Consumption Explained
If you’ve noticed how much electricity prices have gone up recently, then you might be asking yourself the question, “How many watts does a Vizio TV use?”
If you like to know where all of your electricity is going, then that’s a great question to ask before purchasing a TV. And after you’ve read this review of just how much electricity it takes to power modern LED TVs, you’ll be glad you asked it!
To help answer the question about Vizio TV wattage, we reviewed and analyzed 45 Vizio TVs. We will show you the average power consumption for the TVs, and we will show you how much energy the TVs can use in a year!
- On average, Vizio TVs use 132.6 watts when in On mode and 0.5 watts when in Standby mode.
- Vizio TV wattage varies from 30.2 watts for a 32 inch TV all the way up to 410 watts for a 85 inch TV.
- Vizio TVs use 245.5 kWh of electricity per year, on average.
- Yearly Vizio TV energy consumption varies from 58.5 kWh up to 751.7 kWh per TV.
- TV power consumption for Vizio models varies drastically depending on features like screen size, resolution, backlight LEDs and audio power.
For more background information and terminology, we recommend you read our post on how many watts does a TV use?
All of the information for this study of Vizio TVs was gathered from the official Vizio TV website. The information was analyzed and summarized in this article and it’s only to be used for information purposes and as a general reference. To get the wattage and energy consumption numbers, you will have to fine the Energy Guide for the specific Vizio TV you are interested in.
How Many Watts do Vizio TVs Use?
As stated earlier, 32 inch to 85 inch Vizio TVs use between 30.2 watts and 410 watts, on average.
The average power for all of the Vizio TVs studied was 132.6 watts when in On mode.
It’s important to realize that the amount of power a Vizio TV uses will depend not only on the screen size but the type of backlight LED technology used.
Vizio has the following different models of TVs:
We created the following chart to help you see how Vizio TV power increases as screen size gets larger.
It’s easy to see the trend between TV wattage and TV size, however, it’s worth mentioning that larger TV screens tend to have high resolutions like 4k (2160p) and use more power.
The Vizio TV wattage increases nicely with screen size, however, the power consumption really goes up for the 85 inch models.
It’s very important to remember that the numbers here are the average of the typical power consumption numbers reported by Vizio. They also provide the maximum power consumption numbers for most products and that can be two to three times as much as the typical power!
The chart below shows the minimum, average and maximum TV wattage for the Vizio TVs we reviewed.
Overall, there wasn’t a huge variance between the minimum and maximum TV wattage for the individual Vizio TV class sizes, but the 65 and 75 inch classes did vary the most between minimum and maximum power.
Vizio TV Wattage by Screen Size
LCD TV screen size is the most popular way of choosing a TV, which is closely followed by resolution and other features like Wi-Fi, audio quality and wired connections.
Based on the previous two chart, it’s easy to see that Vizio TV wattage increases with TV size, so as a consumer you can expect the larger TVs to consume more energy and cost more to operate.
The following table puts the TV screen size and TV wattage side-by-side so you can easily see how each TV size compares to the other ones.
|TV Screen Size||TV Wattage (Average)||Vizio Model|
|32 Inch||41.0 Watts||D32F-J01|
|40 Inch||34.1 Watts||D40FM-K09|
|43 Inch||90.2 Watts||M43Q6M-K04|
|50 Inch||87.8 Watts||V505-J09|
|55 Inch||105.0 Watts||M55Q6M-K01|
|58 Inch||96.7 Watts||M58Q7-J01|
|65 Inch||168.9 Watts||V655M-K04|
|70 Inch||172.9 Watts||V705M-K03|
|75 Inch||229.0 Watts||M75Q6-J03|
|85 Inch||410.0 Watts||P85QX-J01|
Vizio TV Wattage by Resolution
The breakdown of Vizio TV resolution is shown in the pie chart below. Unfortunately, there weren’t any 8K models at the time of this article.
As usual, the 4K TVs, or 2160p, was the most common resolution.
There was only one 720p Vizio TV, and a handful of 1080 Full-HD ones.
The following table lists the average Vizio TV power by screen resolution to provide an idea of how TV watts go up with resolution.
|Name||Resolution||TV Wattage (Average)||TV Percentage|
|High-Definition (HD)||720p||30.2 Watts||2%|
|Full High-Definition (Full HD)||1080p||46.2 Watts||13%|
How Much Electricity Does a Vizio TV Use Per Hour, Month and Year?
The amount of electricity used by any modern TV in an hour is very simple to calculate if you know how much power is uses in On mode. You simply take the wattage and divide it by 1000, which gives you the amount of energy in units of kWhs.
So, for the typical 43 inch Vizio TV, which uses 90 watts to operate, it would take 90 watts divided by 1000 to get 0.090 kWh of energy used in 1 hour.
In order to accurately calculate how much electricity a TV uses in a month, you need to estimate the amount of time the TV is going to be on and off.
However, the Energy Star standard has determined that 5 hours with the TV in On mode and 19 hours with the TV in Standby mode, is the norm for households.
Therefore, you can determine how much energy is used in a day by multiplying the hourly power times 5 and then adding that to the standby mode power (0.5W) times 19 hours.
You simply take that daily power much and multiply it times 365 to get your yearly TV electricity average!
If you have a specific TV, or even your own TV at home, and want to know this number, then simply look-up the energy guide online, or you might even find the yellow label on the back of the TV.
Vizio TV Power Consumption by Screen Size
The average Vizio TV power consumption, listed by TV screen size, is shown in the table below for hourly, monthly and yearly usage.
It’s important to remember that these numbers are just the average, and there’s a big difference between the minimum and maximum values for each TV screen size class, plus the maximum power that each TV can potentially use.
Hence, be sure to figure out how much power your specific TVs are using if you want to better understand just how much electricity your home TVs are using!
|TV Screen Size||TV Energy Per Hour||TV Energy Per Month||TV Energy Per Year|
|32 Inch||0.041 kWh||6.4 kWh||78.3 kWh|
|40 Inch||0.034 kWh||5.4 kWh||65.7 kWh|
|43 Inch||0.090 kWh||13.8kWh||168.0 kWh|
|50 Inch||0.088 kWh||13.4 kWh||163.6 kWh|
|55 Inch||0.105 kWh||16.0 kWh||195.1 kWh|
|58 Inch||0.097 kWh||14.8 kWh||179.9 kWh|
|65 Inch||0.169 kWh||25.6 kWh||311.7 kWh|
|70 Inch||0.173 kWh||26.2 kWh||319.1 kWh|
|75 Inch||0.229 kWh||34.6 kWh||421.5 kWh|
|85 Inch||0.400 kWh||61.8 kWh||751.7 kWh|
Vizio TV Power Consumption by Resolution
Vizio TV resolution plays a significant role in power consumption when comparing the same TV screen size.
As a good estimate, the amount of electricity is almost double as the resolution increases!
Hence, a good understanding of how resolution impacts both TV energy consumption, and TV quality, is important when comparing TVs side-by-side.
The table below clearly shows that trend, though the size of the TVs also tend to get bigger when the resolution increases.
|Name||Resolution||TV Energy Per Hour||TV Energy Per Month||TV Energy Per Year|
|High-Definition (HD)||720p||0.030 kWh||4.8 kWh||58.5 kWh|
|Full High-Definition (Full HD)||1080p||0.046 kWh||7.2 kWh||87.8 kWh|
|4K||2160p||0.149 kWh||22.6 kWh||275.3 kWh|
Vizio TV FAQs
On average, a 70 inch Vizio TV uses 172.9 watts with a minimum of 155 watts and a maximum of 194.3 watts.
A 70 inch Vizio TV uses 319.1 kWh of energy per year.
On average, a 32 inch Vizio TV uses 41 watts with a minimum of 30.2 watts and a maximum of 55.1 watts.
A 32 inch Vizio TV uses 78.3 kWh of energy per year.
On average, a Vizio TV uses 132.6 watts for TVs between 32 and 85 inches.
Vizio TV uses 245.5 kWh of energy per year, in general.
Vizio TVs average about 132.6 watts of power for their 32 to 85 inch screens.
On average, Vizio TVs consume 245.5 kWh of energy per year.
Hopefully this study of the newest Vizio TVs in 2021 and 2022 has helped give you an understanding of the amount of power and energy needed to power them.
There was a lot of information presented, but the information was presented in such a way to give you an idea of approximate power and energy needs, per TV, in your home.
And with that information, you can then calculate how much it costs to run a Vizio TV!
We’d love to hear from you if you have any comments or specific questions that we didn’t cover.