Selection Criteria television sets
Topten.eu – Best Products of Europe – presents the most energy efficient television sets of Europe.
In order to be displayed on topten.eu, television sets have to be declared according to the Commission regulation on energy labelling of televisions from September 2010 and to IEC 62087:2011 and must comply the following criteria:
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).
‚HD-ready‘, ‚HD-ready 1080p‘ and ‚Full HD‘ indicate the screen resolution in pixels:
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. The LCD layer does not glow by itself, but has to be illuminated by a backlight. Common backlight technologies for LCD TVs are CFLs (CCFL: Cold Cathode Fluorescence Lamp, HCFL: Hot Cathode Fluorescence Lamp). A new and efficient backlight technology is LED (Light Emitting Diode).
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 annual consumption of the appliance and a standard consumption of a typical similar model. The smaller the index, the better is the energy efficiency of the appliance.
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.