Selection Criteria television sets
Topten.eu – Best Products of Europe – presents the most energy efficient television sets of Europe.
To date, TVs with a high resolution (4K) are less efficient than conventional HD TVs. In order to be able to display also 4K TVs, Topten aplies more relaxed selection criteria for these TVs. All television sets have to be declared according to the Commission regulation on energy labelling of televisions from September 2010 and to IEC 62087:2013. TVs complying with the following selection criteria are displayed on topten.eu:
TV models with HD resolution or lower:
TV models with 4K or UHD resolution:
Relevant values have to be provided by the producers. Producers who are not able to provide these values cannot claim to have their appliances displayed on topten.eu. All declarations can be verified by random measurements.
Order of presentation
Products are ranked according to their efficiency index. The order of presentation can be changed by clicking the tables’ headings.
Brand, Model, Similar Models
The brand names and model names are on the list. Products of similar construction and identical technical values are displayed only once. Similar models’ names are listed under ‘similar models’.
According to the following assumptions:
Diagonal of the visible screen in cm. In shops the diagonal is often indicated in inches (1 inch = 2.54 cm, example: 102 cm = 40 inch).
Typical terms used for the resolution:
Maximum resolution in number of pixels (horizontal x vertical).
The image’s typical brightness (luminance) in candela per square meter (cd/m2).
Receivers for digital TV integrated in the TV set:
In LCD TVs (LCD = Liquid Crystal Display) the LCD layer (=panel), which consists of millions of red, yellow and blue pixels individually varying their translucence, produces an image by selectively filtering light from a backlight. Today the most common backlight technology is LED (Light Emitting Diode), which is more efficient than the old CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescence Lamp) technology.
Power StandbyPower in Standby mode in Watt according to EN 50564:2011.
Networked Standby (W)For TVs with network connectivity: Power in networked Standby mode, in Watt (according to the Ecodesign regulation No 801/2013 on networked standby)
Annual energy consumption (kWh)Energy consumption per year in kWh, according to the Energy Label. The consumption is based on the assumption that the TV is 4 hours per day in On mode.
Efficiency Index and Energy class
According to the Commission regulation on energy labelling of televisions from 28. September 2010 and IEC 62087:2008. The energy efficiency index (EEI) is the ratio between the annual energy consumption of the appliance and a standard consumption of a typical similar model of the same screen size. The smaller the index, the better a model's energy efficiency.
Available in countries
Countries in which a product is available according to producers delarations; country codes according to ISO.
EU = available throughout the European Union
On demand = producers could not indicate the availability and consumers have to ask on their own
Standards and Labels
Producers and retailers are kindly asked to contact info[at]topten.info to inform about more products which meet the Euro-Topten selection criteria.