human art and other bits

Saving Power with a free* LCD Screen

, posted: 15-Feb-2008 16:42

Look at the change in my power bill. I see that my old monitor 15"crt was costing me 30c a day more than my new 2nd hand $65 lcd screen, so in a little over 7months it will have payed me back and will be free* at that point.

I found this saving a great reason to buy a new one. So after saving hard on rice peas and gravy, I've got enough to buy an AOC 212Va, 22".

I'm now waiting for it to turn up at my door. I have charged the camera batteries so will try and post the un-boxing.

I had worked out that my older 17" was using 45c a day.


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Comment by paradoxsm, on 16-Feb-2008 13:34

I'm about to mod an old 15" LCD to use only 10 watts.

I have got a set of white non-phosphor LED's to replace the old mercury tubes as the inverter blew.

The whole PC setup it's attached to will use a paltry 18 watts.

Author's note by hellonearthisman, on 16-Feb-2008 16:14

Nice One Paradoxsm,  I have been given an old HP printer, it has a screen that has lost its backlight, so I might try to copy your example.

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Brett Cooper
New Zealand

Stone artist with a digital understanding. 1st computer was a c=64