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New: SEAD report analyzing the outcomes and accomplishments of the Global Efficiency Medal Competition for televisions is now available for download. The report details the efficiency of winning products, manufacturers' efforts at improving efficiency, energy savings potential and cost effectiveness of winning televisions, and test lab capacity building. Click here to download the report.

 

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The first SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition recognizes Samsung and LG for producing the world's most energy efficient televisions.

In its first year, the competition encouraged the production and sale of super-efficient TVs by identifying the most efficient flat-panel TVs in three different size categories and four geographical regions, with one product awarded for most efficient emerging technology globally. 

Since January 2012, key manufacturers have expressed enthusiasm for nominating their products, and the competition has received significant media coverage. Interested manufacturers were invited to nominate products in one or more categories. Entrants were required to provide samples of each nominated product so that energy efficiency claims can be verified.

SEAD has recently released a report analyzing the outcomes and accomplishments of the Global Efficiency Medal competition for televisions including the efficiency of winning products, manufacturers' efforts at improving efficiency, energy savings potential and cost effectiveness of winning televisions, and test lab capacity building. For more information, view the report here.

SEAD Global Winners

SEAD Global Efficiency Medals are awarded to the following products, recognizing them as the most energy efficient, commercially available TVs globally:


Samsung UN26EH4000F

Small size category (less than 29 inches)

 

Samsung UE26EH4000W_Europe-Small 


 Samsung UE40EH5000W

Samsung UN40EH5000F

Medium size category (29 to less than 42 inches)

 Samsung UE40EH5000W_Europe-Medium

 


LG 47LM670S

Large size category (42 inches and above)

LG 47LM670S

Global Emerging Technology Winner

The SEAD Global Efficiency Medal in the Emerging Technology category has been awarded to an LG-produced 47-inch LED backlist LCD prototype television. This television is 59% more efficient than commercially available TVs with comparable technology. The award-winning TV will be commercially available worldwide within the next two years.

SEAD Regional Winners

SEAD Global Efficiency Medals are awarded to the following products, recognizing them as the most energy efficient, commercially available TVs in the following regions:

Size Category 

Australia 

Europe 

India 

North America 

 Small (less than 29 inches)

 Samsung UA26EH4000M

Samsung UE26EH4000W 

 Samsung UA26EH4000R 

Samsung UN26EH4000F

 Medium (29 to less than 42 inches)

 Samsung UA40EH5306M

 Samsung UE40EH5000W

Samsung UA40EH5330R

 Samsung UN40EH5000F 

 Large (42 inches and above)

 LG 47LM6700

 LG 47LM670S

 LG 47LM6700

 LG 47LM6700

BenefitsSEAD Global Efficiency Medal Winners Efficiency Chart

Televisions account for 3%-4% of global residential electricity consumption. Globally, electricity savings would be more than 84 billion kilowatt hours annually by 2020, if all TVs sold were as efficient as the SEAD award-winning TVs. SEAD global award-winning products are 33-44% more efficient than TVs with similar technology.

SEAD has also recently completed an assessment of the outcomes and accomplishments of this competition. Included in the report are details of the efficiency of winning products, manufacturers' efforts at improving efficiency, the energy savings potential and cost effectiveness of winning televisions, and test lab capacity building. Click here to view the report

The SEAD awards complement existing national and multinational labeling programs, such as ENERGY STAR, that set performance thresholds for energy-efficient products.


Documents available for download:


Press material available for download:

Global Winners Announcement Image: Samsung 26EH4000 (front)
North America Winners Announcement Image: Samsung 26EH4000 (side) 
European Winners Press release (English)    Image: Samsung 40EH5000/5330 (front) 
European Winners Press Release (German)    Image: Samsung 40EH5000/5330(side) 
SEAD Global Efficiency Medal background information (English) Image: Samsung 40EH5306 (front)
SEAD Global Efficiency Medal background information (German)   Image: Samsung 40EH5306 (side)
IFA Fair Presentation: Swedish Ministry of Energy    Image: LG 47LM670S (front)
IFA Fair Presentation: Swedish Energy Agency   Image: LG 47LM670S (side)
European Regional Award Ceremony Photos Image: LG 47LM6700 (front)
Image: SEAD Global Efficiency Medal Image: LG 47LM6700 (side)
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Leadership

The following SEAD member countries and governments are leading the effort to develop and implement the awards competitions.

Participating SEAD Countries

Government Agencies

Australia

Department of Industry

Canada

Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)

India

Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

Japan

Sweden

Swedish Energy Agency (SEA)

United Kingdom

Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC)

United States

Department of Energy (DOE)

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