World's Most Energy Efficient Televisions Recognized

             World's Most Energy Efficient Televisions Recognized

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2012

The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative
awards Global Efficiency Medals to Samsung and LG for producing the most
energy efficient flat-panel televisions in the world.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With televisions 33 to
44% more efficient than those with similar technologies, Samsung and LG took
top awards at the first-ever SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition for
flat-panel televisions. The global awards program encourages the production
and sale of super-efficient equipment, appliances and electronics, focusing on
products with significant global energy consumption and energy savings
potential. The competition will spur innovation among manufacturers and
encourage consumer adoption of top performing models.

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The first competition identifies the most energy efficient commercially
available flat-panel televisions in the world-- in three different sizes--
and recognizes one television with the most energy efficient emerging

The commercially available winning products use 33 to 44% less energy than
televisions with comparable technology. The emerging technology winner is 59%
more efficient than comparable televisions on the market today.

"We have seen drastic improvements in TV energy efficiency over the last
years, but the winning manufacturers demonstrate that the potential for
improvement remains large," says Peter Bennich of the Swedish Energy Agency.

Adoption of these more efficient models means consumers can realize
significant savings on their electricity bills. Globally, televisions account
for 3 to 4% of residential electricity consumption. If all televisions sold
were as efficient as the SEAD award-winning models, more than 84 billion
kilowatt-hours of energy could be saved worldwide each year by 2020-- enough
to power New York City for nearly a year and a half.

SEAD Global Winners

The Samsung UN26EH4000F received the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal in the
small-size (less than 29 in.) category.

Two Samsung models, the UE40EH5000W and UN40EH5000F, tied as the global winner
in the medium-size (29 in. to less than 42 in.) category.

The LG 47LM670S received the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal in the large-size
(42 in. and above) category.

Global Emerging Technology Winner

An LG 47-inch backlit LCD prototype TV won the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal in
the emerging technology category. It will be commercially available worldwide
within the next two years.

SEAD will recognize the winning products at an international awards ceremony
in early 2013 as part of the annual Clean Energy Ministerial meeting taking
place in New Delhi, India. SEAD member governments are working with
manufacturers, retailers, and other energy efficiency stakeholders to make it
easy for consumers to identify these award winning products.

SEAD also recognized regional winners. In North America, the most energy
efficient TVs commercially available are:

  oSamsung UN26EH4000F in the small-size category;
  oSamsung UN40EH5000F in the medium-size category; and
  oLG 47LM6700 in the large-size category.

SEAD Award-winning products are selected from manufacturer nominations. For
more information about the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition, visit

SEAD is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial and a task within the
International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation. CLASP serves as
the Administrator for the Competition. For more information, visit the website


Contact: Anna Lising, CLASP, (202) 662-7294
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