Standby electricity is the energy consumed by appliance when they are not performing their main functions or when they are switched off. The energy wasted in this manner is commonly referred to as “standby loss” or “leaking electricity”. Most people are not aware of the fact that modern electrical and electronic appliance, even those having on/off switches, consumes power for standby functions that include features such as powering off the built-in clock or memory, displaying information, responding to remove controls or programming, charging of batteries, etc. when deciding on what appliance to buy, choose the one that consumes less than 1watt in standby mode. Appliances to watch out for standby electricity consumption include, TVs with R/C, DVD players, sounds Systems, Computers, Cordless Phones etc.