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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.

 

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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:


 

LG 16EN33SA

Small size category (15 to less than 20 inches)

LG 16EN33SA 

 

Samsung S22C200B

Medium size category (20 to less than 23 inches)

 Samsung S22C200B

 


Samsung S27C450B

Large size category (23 inches and above)

Samsung S27C450B

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:

Size Category

Australia

Europe

India

North America

Small (15 to less than 20 inches)

LG 19EN33TA

LG 19EN33SA

LG 16EN33SA

Acer V196HQL

Medium (20 to less than 23 inches)

LG 22EN33TA / 22EN33SA

Samsung S22C200B

Acer V226HQL

Samsung S22C200B

Large (23 inches and above)

Samsung S27C450B

Samsung S27C450B

Acer V246HL

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Benefits

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.

Documents available for download:

Press material available for download:

Global Winners Press Release (English)
European Winners Press Release (English)
European Winners Press Release (German)
SEAD Global Efficiency Medal background information (English)
SEAD Global Efficiency Medal background information (German)  
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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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