Insignia TV Wattage, Power and Energy Consumption Explained
I hope you’ve noticed how much electricity prices have gone up recently, then you might be asking yourself the question, “How many watts does an Insignia 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 Insignia TV wattage, we reviewed and analyzed 14 Insignia 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, Insignia TVs use 103.5 watts when in On mode and 0.5 watts when in Standby mode.
- Insignia TV wattage varies from 29.9 watts for a 32 inch TV all the way up to 236.5 watts for a 75 inch TV.
- Insignia TVs use 192.3 kWh of electricity per year, on average.
- Yearly Insignia TV energy consumption varies from 58 kWh up to 435 kWh per TV.
- TV power consumption for Insignia 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 Insignia TVs was gathered from the official Insignia 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 Insignia TV you are interested in.
How Many Watts do Insignia TVs Use?
As stated earlier, 32 inch to 75 inch Insignia TVs use between 29.9 watts and 236.5 watts, on average.
The average power for all of the Insignia TVs studied was 103.5 watts when in On mode.
It’s important to realize that the amount of power an Insignia TV uses will depend not only on the screen size but the type of backlight LED technology used.
We created the following chart to help you see how Insignia 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 Insignia TV watts almost increases linear as the screen size goes up, other than the 75 inch TVs which use a lot more power!
It’s very important to remember that the numbers here are the average of the typical power consumption numbers reported by Insignia. 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 Insignia TVs we reviewed.
Most screen size classes only had one TV in them, so there wasn’t any variation in the information provided. Regardless, even for the few TV sizes that had multiple options, the power requirements were very similar.
Insignia 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 Insignia 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)||Insignia Model|
|32 Inch||32.6 Watts||NS-32F201NA22|
|40 Inch||43.6 Watts||NS-40D510NA21|
|43 Inch||69.6 Watts||NS-43F301NA22|
|50 Inch||111.5 Watts||NS-50F301NA22|
|55 Inch||131.3 Watts||NS-55F501NA22|
|58 Inch||132.3 Watts||NS-58F301NA22|
|65 Inch||156.7 Watts||NS-65DF710NA21|
|75 Inch||236.5 Watts||NS-75F301NA22|
Insignia TV Wattage by Resolution
The breakdown of Insignia TV resolution is shown in the pie chart below. Unfortunately, there weren’t any 8K models at the time of this article.
While 2160p resolution dominates the Insignia TV offerings, there was a larger percentage of 720p and 1080p TVs when compared to other TV manufacturers.
The following table lists the average Insignia 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||32.6 Watts||22%|
|Full High-Definition (Full HD)||1080p||45.5 Watts||14%|
How Much Electricity Does a Insignia 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 65 inch Insignia TV, which uses 157 watts to operate, it would take 157 watts divided by 1000 to get 0.157 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.
Insignia TV Power Consumption by Screen Size
The average Insignia 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||0.033 kWh||5.2 kWh||63.0 kWh|
|40 Inch||0.044 kWh||6.8 kWh||83.0 kWh|
|43 Inch||0.070 kWh||10.7kWh||130.5 kWh|
|50 Inch||0.112 kWh||17.0 kWh||207.0 kWh|
|55 Inch||0.131 kWh||20.0 kWh||243.0 kWh|
|58 Inch||0.132 kWh||20.1 kWh||245.0 kWh|
|65 Inch||0.157 kWh||23.8 kWh||289.5 kWh|
|75 Inch||0.236 kWh||35.8 kWh||435.0 kWh|
Insignia TV Power Consumption by Resolution
Insignia TV resolution plays a significant role in power consumption when comparing the same TV screen size.
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||0.033 kWh||5.2 kWh||63.0 kWh|
|Full High-Definition (Full HD)||1080p||0.046 kWh||7.1 kWh||86.5 kWh|
|4K||2160p||0.140 kWh||21.3 kWh||258.9 kWh|
Insignia TV FAQs
On average, 55 inch Insignia TVs use 131.3 watts of power and use 243 kWh of energy per year.
Insignia TVs average about 103.5 watts of power for their 32 to 75 inch screens.
On average, Insignia TVs consume 192.3 kWh of energy per year.
Hopefully this study of the newest Insignia TVs in 2023 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 Insignia TV!
We’d love to hear from you if you have any comments or specific questions that we didn’t cover.