Sure, plenty of manufacturers are following the latest ENERGY STAR 3.0 standards. We applaud everyone for their efforts. The planet thanks you. However, JVC is taking it a few steps further. Further than they have to.
JVC's latest LCD TVs are the most efficient in their class. For 40-42 inch models, JVC claims the first four places. Same for the 46-47 inch models. In all these cases, they were significantly more efficient than the latest ENERGY STAR standard. To be exact, they exceeded the requirement by anywhere from 29 to 60 percent.
Keep reading for the complete press release.
JVC LCD TVs BEAT NEW ENERGY STAR STANDARDS
NJ, December 11, 2008 – Underscoring its commitment to provide
consumers with energy efficient, high-quality HDTV displays, JVC today
announced that its line of LCD televisions outperforms the latest
ENERGY STAR 3.0 standards for energy use, making them among the most
cost-efficient sets to operate.
Based on the new ENERGY STAR 3.0
requirements, JVC LCD models are the most efficient in their class. In
the 32" class, JVC is tied for the most efficient TV, and has three of
the next most efficient sets. In the 40-42 inch class and the 46-47
inch class, JVC swept the first four places, in every case
significantly more efficient than the ENERGY STAR requirement. And in
the 50-52 inch class, JVC had the top three most efficient models.
Overall, JVC LCD TVs outperformed the ENERGY STAR requirement by
anywhere from 29 to 60 percent.
Earning the ENERGY STAR
qualification means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines
set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of
Energy. According to ENERGY STAR, there are 275 million TVs currently
in use in the U.S., consuming over 50 billion kWh of energy each year -
or four percent of all households' electricity use. This is enough
electricity to power all the homes in the state of New York for an
As of November 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency and the Department of Energy issued more stringent ENERGY STAR
specifications for televisions. Models that earn the ENERGY STAR label
under these requirements will be up to 30 percent more efficient than
For more information and an updated list of brands meet the ENERGY STAR 3.0 specification, visit www.energystar.gov/products.
About JVC Company of America
Company of America, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, is a division
of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of
Japan Ltd., and a holding company for JVC companies located in North
and South America. JVC distributes a complete line of video and audio
equipment, including high definition displays, camcorders, DVD players
and recorders, home and portable audio equipment, mobile entertainment
products and recording media. For further product information, visit
JVC's Web site at www.jvc.com or call 800-526-5308.
Now, I just can't fight the urge to watch the new Planet Earth Blu-rays on a JVC LCD. —
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