Next week is Energy Saving Week (October 20-26, 2008). Did you know that if everybody in the UK switched their appliances off completely at night, instead of leaving them on standby, it would save £900 million* in electricity bills per year - not to mention the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions!
Trouble is, last thing at night, it just seems too much effort to bend down to switch off the TV and satellite box. So we simply hit 'standby' on the remote control and head off for bed.
But now it's been made easy for you. One For All has launched the Energy Saver remote control that switches off all your a/v equipment completely by pressing one green button - an electricity saving of 90% compared with leaving it on standby.
Simply insert the Power Plug into the wall socket, then use a power strip to connect up to four devices including your TV, DVD and satellite/cable digibox. You'll save on batteries too, as you'll be using one remote control instead of four!
A typical set of a/v equipment uses 9.7 Watts an hour if left on standby but by using the 'Energy Saver', this can be cut down to 0.9 Watts!
Research shows** that a TV LCD consumes 1.5 Watts per hour in standby mode, a total of 11.49 Kilowatts per year on standby assuming the TV is in use three hours a day. A satellite receiver uses 6 Watts an hour or 45.99 Kilowatts annually. And a DVD recorder consumes 2.2 Watts per hour totalling 16.86 Kilowatts a year on standby. So, with the One For All 'Energy Saver', it's easy to save up to 75 Kilowatts a year or 44 Kg of carbon dioxide.
And you can relax when you go to bed knowing that by switching off all your devices completely, there will be less risk of a fire.
The One For All Energy Saver remote control is available for £34.99 from stores nationwide including Currys and John Lewis or online at www.maplin.co.uk. It makes a great Christmas gift for the eco-conscious member of the family too!
For further information visit: http://www.oneforall.com/energysaver
*It is estimated that the average UK household could save £37 per year on electricity bills if they always fully switched off home appliances instead of leaving them on standby. Multiplied by 24.4 million households (National Statistics - 2007) that amounts to £902 million of wasted electricity in a year
** based on Stiftung Warentest (03/2007)
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The Energy Saver remote control (URC8350) can control up to four devices including TV (Plasma, LCD and projector), DVD player/recorder, Satellite, Cable and Terrestrial Digital Video Broadcasting and Surround Sound Audio. It can also control lights in the home as the remote supports the One For All Light Control and is expandable with other One For All Power Plugs.
Guaranteed to work with almost every AV appliance, it works with over 1300 brands and is future proof because it can be wirelessly upgraded with any new device code over the internet.
With the Learning feature, every function required is on the remote control. It allows the user to copy any function from their original remote control onto the keypad of the Energy Saver.
Thanks to the macro key, multiple commands can be sent by pressing just one single button. Some TV, DVD, Satellite receiver or Cable converter functions can be used at the same time. The remote works with 2 AAA batteries with a battery life of over 9 months.
With 20 years experience in wireless control technology, One for All's parent company, Universal Electronics Inc. is the global market leader in wireless control software and technology. It is the global leader in Retail Universal Remote Controls under the One for All brand and in providing intelligent handheld devices for the Cable & Satellite industry.
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