LG’s Curved OLED TV is certified green by three separate bodies

4 Jul 2013

LG Electronics has proudly announced the green seal of approval from no less than three separate certification bodies, earning its Curved OLED TV global recognition for its energy efficiency.

The curved-display television set, showcased at CES 2013 in January this year, uses organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) in its display, which use less power than LCD. It also makes use of LG’s patented Smart Energy Saving technology, reducing energy usage by up to 67pc compared to conventional flat-panel TVs.

The body of the next-generation television set is made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), a sustainable material that helps keeps the construction slim and light.

The European Commission, the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry and testing labs Intertek have each recognised the LG Curved OLED TV as an environmentally conscious product.

“Today’s definition of innovation is as much about how small a footprint a product leaves on nature as it is about technological advancement,” said Il-geun Kwon, head of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company R&D Centre.

Up to the test

The EU Ecolabel from the European Commission certifies that the product has been manufactured without negatively impacting the environment, while the Green Leaf Mark from Intertek shows that it meets a stringent set of performance standards following tests evaluating its environmental impact. As well as testing the TV itself, Intertek also investigated the technologies and methods used in manufacture.

The EPEAT’s registry lists only responsibly designed and built electronic devices that meet 24 environmental criteria related to energy efficiency, recyclability, packaging, longevity and reduction in the use of harmful materials.

Elaine Burke is the editor of Silicon Republic