Justin (Design) calculated the kwh (kilowatt hours) of some common home electrical devices and discovered the following:
- A laptop consumes the same amount of energy as a refrigerator.
- A compact florescent bulb consumes the same amount of energy as an old microwave oven when not in use. (Old appliances can be energy guzzlers)
Below is a list of devices from highest to lowest kwh:
- Delonghi Oil Filled Radiator (Space heater)
- Home Network
- 60W Incandescent Bulb
- 17″ Macbook
- 50 LED’s (Holiday style with green cord)
- 11W CFL bulb
- Older Style Microwave (When not in use)
- 7W CFL bulb
- Toaster (When not in use)
(Some devices don’t consume any energy or pose a trickle charge threat)
To calculate the above measurements, Justin used a device called a ” kill-a-watt”. To learn more about the device, click here.
FYI: This model only reads to the hundredth place (ex: 000.00 kw/h). If you’re curious about trickle charge calculations, you may wish to try a different model.
As you can see from this post, DCI has an environmental commitment. Many of our products, including the iconic “I Am Not A Paper Cup”, are eco friendly and encourage consumers to consider their environmental footprint.