We love our T.V’s, so much so that we consumed over 4 terawatts powering them in 2005, in the U.S. alone. Our love of the television isn’t going away anytime soon, with many households already having more t.v.s then people, so the LCD TV Association is working towards a more environmentally friendly future for our home entertainment. They have launched a GreenTV logo program that they hope will raise consumer awareness and focus manufacturers attention on the reduction of power consumption in LCDs. Their first step is to get more light sensors in LCDs. These light sensors can automatically adjust the screen’s brightness to the light level in the room, which can create a 30% reduction in the amount of power used.
LCD TV Association Chairman, Bruce Berkoff said: “We believe LCD TVs already consume the least energy to build, use and dispose of, but we want to make them even better in the future and have a lighter ‘carbon footprint’ on the Earth by having the most recyclable parts and highest possible energy efficiencies. This will involve the use of less heavy metals, ambient light sensors and smarter electronics very soon, as well as more LED backlights with spatial and content-based dimming and energy savings over time, and many other improvements.”
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The LCD TV Association Launches GreenTV Program