LG grabs international award for TV energy efficiency

‘Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment’ award for LM6700 Cinema 3D LED TV

One of LG’s LED TVs has snagged an award for its energy efficiency. The LM6700, a mid-range LED-backlit LCD TV, has received a Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Award from an international, Australian government-backed initiative of the same name.

Parlimentary secretary for the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus presented the award to LG’s general marketing manager Lambro Skropidis today at The Good Guys’ flagship retail store in Alexandria, Sydney.

The award means that the LM6700 has been officially recognised as one of the most energy-efficient televisions on the Australian market. Available in 42-inch, 47-inch, and 55-inch sizes, the LM6700 is one of LG’s , and uses passive cinema-style 3D technology.

The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative is an international organisation with 16 government members, including Australia. The SEAD Initiative has three goals according to its website:

"(1) "raise the efficiency ceiling" by pulling super-efficient appliances and equipment into the market through cooperation on measures like incentives, procurement, awards, and R&D investments; (2) "raise the efficiency floor" by bolstering national or regional policies like minimum efficiency standards and labels; and (3) "strengthen the foundations" of efficiency programs by coordinating technical work to support these activities."

SEAD has already awarded Global Efficiency awards to both Samsung and LG for their LED TV products, with a Global Emerging Technology award going to LG for an LED TV prototype 59 per cent more energy efficient than existing models. Production versions of that prototype will become available within two years.

Televisions in Australia have mandatorily been labeled with an Energy Star power efficiency rating system since the end of 2009. For a TV with a screen size of 42 inches, an Energy Star rating of 1 means the device would be expected to consume over 1000 kiloWatt-hours of energy per year during ‘average’ use (10 hours a day turned on, 14 hours a day in standby).

An additional star is awarded when measured power consumption drops by 20% — a 2-star TV would use around 800 kiloWatt-hours per year. Further stars are awarded based on a 20 per cent reduction from the previous star’s level, so a 3-star TV would have 80 per cent of the power consumption of a 2-star TV, and so on.

Televisions are responsible for around 7 per cent of global power consumption annually. Running the 47-inch LG 47LM6700 for 10 hours daily should result in an approximately $70 annual bill, where an equally-sized 2-star television would cost $250 per year.

Many current-release televisions in Australia carry energy ratings of 7 or higher. The full list can be found on the Energyratings.gov.au website.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Campbell Simpson

Campbell Simpson

PC World
Show Comments

Essentials

Mobile

Exec

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?