Wayne, N.J. — JVC said Thursday that its line of LCD televisions has been determined to outperform the latest Energy Star 3.0 standards for energy use.
JVC said its models in the 32-inch screen size tied for the most efficient TV, and three sets rank among the most efficient sets.
In the 40- to 42-inch class and the 46- to 47-inch class, JVC models top the first four places, “in every case significantly more efficient than the Energy Star requirement,” according to a company statement.
In the 50- to 52-inch class, JVC had the top three most-efficient models. Overall, JVC LCD TVs outperformed the Energy Star requirement by anywhere from 29 percent to 60 percent, the company said.
The Energy Star qualification certifies compliance with 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 4 percent of all households' electricity use. This is enough electricity to power all the homes in the state of New York for an entire year.
As of Nov. 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 non-qualified models.