SEAD Global Efficiency Medals Awarded to the World’s Most Energy-Efficient TVs
In October, the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative recognized Samsung and LG for producing the most energy-efficient flat-panel televisions in the world. Samsung UN26EH4000F, Samsung UN40EH5000F, and LG 47LM6700 were the winners of the SEAD Global Efficiency Medals in the North American commercially-available category.
The SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition is a global awards program that encourages the production and sale of super-efficient equipment, appliances, and electronics. By identifying the most-efficient products in different categories and regions, as well as an overall global winner, the competition spurs innovation among manufacturers seeking to be the very best and guides early adopter consumers who want to buy top-performing products.
The Samsung UN26EH4000F received North American and Global medals for small-size (less than 29 in.) televisions. This 26 in. model, which has an on-mode power usage of 22 watts (W), is 39% more efficient than televisions with comparable technology and 50% more efficient than conventional televisions.
The Samsung UN40EH5000F television was named the most efficient medium-size (29 in. to less than 42 in.) model in North America and globally. This 40 in. television, which has an on-mode power usage of 44 W, is 33% more efficient than televisions with comparable technology and 50% more efficient than conventional televisions.
The LG 47LM6700 received the North American medal for large-size (42–50 in.) televisions. This 47 in. model, which has an on-mode power usage of 43 W, is 44% more efficient than televisions with comparable technology and 58% more efficient than conventional televisions.
In the emerging technology category, SEAD awarded a medal to a LG 47 in. light-emitting diode (LED) backlit liquid crystal display (LCD) prototype television. This television has the potential to nearly double the energy efficiency performance of large-size televisions currently available on the market. It will be commercially available worldwide within the next two years.
All winning models are LED backlit LCD televisions. Emerging technologies such as more efficient LED backlighting can drastically cut television energy use and lead to significant energy savings worldwide. If all televisions sold were as efficient as the SEAD award-winning models, more than 84 billion kilowatt-hours of energy would be saved worldwide each year by 2020.
SEAD focuses on products with significant global energy consumption and energy savings potential, such as televisions, computer displays, electric motors, refrigerators, and lighting. In 2013, SEAD will hold Global Efficiency Medal competitions to recognize the most energy-efficient computer displays and electric motors.
For more information about the SEAD Global Efficiency Medals, visit www.superefficient.org/Awards. For more information about the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition for televisions, visit www.superefficient.org/TVawards.
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