ENERGY STAR qualified displays include computer monitors, digital picture frames and professional signage which meet stringent energy efficiency requirements in On, Sleep, and Off Modes.
For small displays, the on mode power consumption limits are based on both viewable screen area and resolution. The on mode power consumption limits for large displays are based on viewable screen area alone. In general, larger, high resolution displays will have higher maximum on mode power consumption allowances than smaller, low resolution displays.
On average, displays that have earned the ENERGY STAR are 25% more energy efficient than standard options.
Monitors originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in 1992. The Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays specification covers computer monitors, digital picture frames, and professional signage, collectively referred to as "displays" under this specification. ENERGY STAR certified displays must consume 0.5 watts or less in Sleep Mode and On Mode power requirements vary according to screen area and resolution. External power supplies (EPS) packaged with displays must meet level V performance requirements under the International Efficiency Marking Protocol and include the level V marking.