About ENERGY STAR Professional Displays
Offering all the features and functionality of standard models, ENERGY STAR certified professional displays, also known as digital signage or commercial displays, come with more efficient and cooler-running panel technologies that can save you money.
- For a 3 x 3 video wall of 40-inch professional displays, choosing ENERGY STAR can save close to $2,000 in energy costs.
- For a single large display (50 - 60 inches), an ENERGY STAR certified model can save around $350.
Most professional displays are covered under the ENERGY STAR Displays specification. However, if the professional display includes a tuner or DAM (for hospitality TVs), it is covered by the more stringent ENERGY STAR Televisions specification.1
Who uses professional displays?
Professional displays are generally used by Fortune 500 companies (e.g., conference rooms, digital signage in lobbies), airports (e.g., flight information monitors), restaurants (e.g., menu boards), and retail (e.g., outdoor advertising, video walls), and higher education. According to the a 2012 CompTIA survey, one in three retailers currently use displays, with an additional 20 percent intending to do so soon.
1 The ENERGY STAR display specification -- which addresses computer monitors, digital picture frames and professional displays -- limits Off mode, Sleep mode (based on connectivity capabilities) and On Mode power (based on screen size and features). The ENERGY STAR television specification – which addresses hospitality TVs, professional displays with tuners: 1) Limits Standby-Passive mode (less than or equal to 1 watt and On mode (based on screen size) power; 2) Sets luminance and DAM requirements; and 3) Limits total energy use of hospitality TVs.
Current Specification Effective Date: June 1, 2013
ENERGY STAR certified professional displays meet stringent energy efficiency requirements in On, Sleep, and Off Modes. For small professional displays less 30 inches in diagonal screen size, the on mode power consumption limits are based on both viewable screen area and resolution. The on mode power consumption limits for large professional displays (31 inches to 61 inches) is based on viewable screen area alone.