The new Energy Saver Universal Remote Control from One for All is designed to help save your energy consumption bills as well as your legs. You can use it as a traditional universal remote for up to four devices, but also switch off all your A/V machines in one go using the ‘green’ button. No more standby for you Mr Greedy. £39.99.
The One For All Energy Saver remote comes pre-programmed to control the Power Plug, so you just press the special energy-saving green button on the remote to make an energy saving of 90%. 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.