New: A SEAD factsheet detailing the winners of the Global Efficiency Medal Competition for displays is now available for download. Click here to download the factsheet.
The SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition recognizes Samsung, LG, and Acer for producing the world's most energy efficient computer monitors.
The international competition encouraged the production and sale of super-efficient computer monitors by identifying the most efficient displays in three different size categories and four geographical regions, with one product awarded for the most efficient emerging technology globally.
Since January 2013, key manufacturers have expressed enthusiasm for nominating their products. 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 could be verified.
SEAD Global Winners
SEAD Global Efficiency Medals are awarded to the following products, recognizing them as the most energy efficient, commercially available computer monitors globally:
Global Emerging Technology Winner
The SEAD Global Efficiency Medal in the Emerging Technology category has been awarded to a Samsung-produced 23.6-inch LED backlit prototype computer monitor. This monitor is 53% more efficient than comparable displays available on the market today. The award-winning monitor 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 computer monitors in the following regions:
Computer monitors can account for up to 35% of a desktop computer’s energy consumption. Global electricity savings would be more than 15 billion kilowatt hours annually by 2020 if all monitors sold were as efficient as the SEAD award-winning models. SEAD global award-winning products are 12-43% more efficient than monitors with similar technology.
The SEAD awards complement existing national and multinational labeling programs, such as ENERGY STAR, that set performance thresholds for energy-efficient products.
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The following SEAD member countries and governments are leading the effort to develop and implement the awards competitions.
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