This or That Thursday: Night Light or Cell Phone Charger?
Mar 09, 2017
Written by Ashley Leach

This or That Thursday: Night Light or Cell Phone Charger?

Many people can’t sleep without a small light on, and others can’t imagine waking up without their cell phone being fully charged. Which costs more?

Let’s look at wattage.

Night Light = 4-7 watts > Cell Phone Charger = 3-4 watts

Wow – call me surprised… The night light draws more juice than the charger does – especially when you take into account that it remains steady all night and the charger draws less after the phone is fully charged.

Conclusion: Limit the number of night lights you use to perhaps the kids’ rooms and one in the bathroom. We all know that having a fully charged phone is a MUST, especially after experiencing what it’s like to wake up to a dead phone battery.

 

 

Sources:

 http://www.csgnetwork.com/elecenergycalcs.html

https://www.bijlibachao.com/appliances/charging-a-mobile-phone-how-much-electricity-does-it-consume.html

Ashley Leach

Ashley Leach is a freelance writer and digital content marketer with a background in journalism, digital reporting, and marketing for numerous industries. She's found her perfect fit at North American Power in writing about home maintenance and repairs, energy efficiency, and smart home technology.