Displays Specification Version 6.0

The Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR specification for Displays has been finalized and will take effect on June 1, 2013. Materials related to the revision process are provided below. Partners and other interested parties with questions or concerns regarding these materials or the revision process can contact Verena Radulovic, EPA, at Radulovic.Verena@epa.gov. To be added to the contact list, stakeholders are encouraged to contact displays@energystar.gov with their contact information. Manufacturers may elect to have their certification body (CB) certify their eligible products to the Version 6.0 requirements from now on. The program requirements, including the specification, and additional information are available through the links below.

External Power Supply Requirement Update — October 31, 2014

EPA has updated relevant ENERGY STAR electronics product specifications to reflect that the Single- and Multiple-voltage EPSs shall meet the Level V or higher performance requirements under the International Efficiency Marking Protocol.  This update does not affect currently certified products but rather allows products with a level VI EPS to be certified as ENERGY STAR.

Version 6.0 Display Program Requirements (Rev Oct-2014) (PDF, 918 KB)

Final Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification Clarification — January 16, 2013

Version 6.0 Displays Specification Clarification Memo (PDF, 73 KB)
Final Version 6.0 Displays Program Requirements (PDF, 464 KB)

Final Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification — September 4, 2012

Final Version 6.0 Displays Program Requirements (PDF, 593 KB)
Final Version 6.0 Displays Cover Letter (PDF, 151 KB)
Final Draft Version 6.0 Displays Specification Comment Summary (PDF, 103 KB)
Final Draft Version 6.0 Displays Test Method Comment Summary (PDF, 117 KB)
Final Version 6.0 Displays Data Reporting Template (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 35 KB)
Letter to Displays Stakeholders with Final Changes August 7 2012 (PDF, 271 KB)

Stakeholder Comments on the Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification — September 4, 2012

EIZO Comments (PDF, 34 KB)
HP Comments (PDF, 91 KB)
Panasonic Comments (PDF, 51 KB)
SHARP Comments (PDF, 124 KB)
Top Victory Electronics Comments (PDF, 88 KB)

Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification - June 14, 2012

EPA released the Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays specification, developed in consultation with the European Commission, with a cover letter, test method, partner commitments, and comment summaries. The proposed Final Draft requirements reflect stakeholder feedback received on Draft 3 of the specification and Draft 4 of the test method. Stakeholders are invited to review these documents and submit comments via email to displays@energystar.gov by June 29, 2012.

Cover Memo Final Draft Version 6.0 Displays (PDF, 50 KB)
Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification (PDF, 169 KB)
ENERGY STAR Final Draft Test Method for Displays June 2012 (PDF, 376 KB)
Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Partner Commitments (PDF, 110 KB)
Draft 3 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification Comment Summary (PDF, 56 KB)
Draft 4 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Test Method Comment Summary (PDF, 197 KB)

Draft 4 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Test Method - April 26, 2012

DOE and EPA released a document that provides a proposed approach for testing Displays with ABC enabled by default by clarifying the light source and its position relative to the ABC sensor. In addition, DOE provided an overview of its testing that was conducted in response to stakeholder comments on the previous draft and the results. Stakeholders are invited to review this document, comment responses to previous stakeholder comments, and the associated testing results, and submit comments via email to displays@energystar.gov by May 10, 2012.

Draft 4 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Test Method (PDF, 372 KB)
ENERGY STAR Displays Test Method Test Results (PDF, 291 KB)
Draft 3 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Test Method Stakeholder Comments and Responses (PDF, 288 KB)
Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Data Reporting Template (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 32 KB)

Stakeholder Comments on Draft 3 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification - March 21, 2012

3M Comments (PDF, 46 KB)
EIZO Comments (PDF, 34 KB)
HP Comments (PDF, 465 KB)
Intertek Comments (PDF, 117 KB)
ITI Comments (PDF, 44 KB)
JEITA Comments (PDF, 61 KB)
Microsemi Comments (PDF, 182 KB)
Panasonic Comments (PDF, 172 KB)
SHARP Comments (PDF, 119 KB)

Revised On Mode Power Levels - March 6, 2012

Following the February 22, 2012, webinar stakeholders expressed interest in further engaging with EPA on two aspects of the Draft 3 specification:

  • On Mode levels, including treatment of enhanced performance displays 
  • Type and placement of the light source for testing products with Automatic Brightness Control enabled 

In an effort to provide additional opportunity for stakeholder engagement in shaping this specification, EPA:

  • Distributed revised On Mode power levels for displays with a diagonal screen size 0" < d < 30" and any computer monitors with a diagonal screen size 30" (see link below)
  • Extended the comment period for all elements of Draft 3, including these supplemental On Mode levels, until March 21, 2012, and
  • Is re-examining, together with DOE, the placement and type of light source used when testing products with Automatic Brightness Control (ABC). EPA and DOE intend to discuss this issue further with stakeholders in the coming weeks.

ENERGY STAR Displays Draft 3 Version 6.0 Update Memo (PDF, 331 KB)

Draft 3 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Webinar - February 22, 2012

EPA hosted a webinar to discuss the Draft 3 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays specification.

Draft 3 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification Webinar Presentation (PDF, 2.2 MB)

Draft 3 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification - February 10, 2012

EPA released the Draft 3 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays specification, developed in consultation with the European Commission, along with a cover letter, test method, partner commitments, data reporting template, and a masked dataset. The proposed Draft 3 requirements reflect stakeholder feedback received on Draft 2, outlined in the comment summary. Stakeholders are invited to review these documents and submit comments via email to displays@energystar.gov by March 9, 2012.

Draft 3 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Cover Memo (PDF, 114 KB)
Draft 3 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification (PDF, 183 KB)
Draft ENERGY STAR Displays Test Method (PDF, 101 KB)
Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification Comment Summary (PDF, 205 KB)
Draft ENERGY STAR Displays Partner Commitments (PDF, 187 KB)
Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Test Method Comment Summary (PDF, 67 KB)
Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Data Reporting Template (EXCEL, 56 KB)

Clarification to the current (Version 5.1) ENERGY STAR Displays Program Requirements - November 14, 2011

EPA has clarified parts of the Version 5.1 ENERGY STAR Displays specification to indicate removal of Tier 2 requirements, which are being superseded by the Version 6.0 specification revision.

Version 5.1 ENERGY STAR Displays Tier 2 Clarification Memo (PDF, 55 KB)
Version 5.1 ENERGY STAR Displays Program Requirements (Pre-Clarification) (PDF, 199 KB)
Version 5.1 ENERGY STAR Displays Program Requirements (Post-Clarification) (PDF, 179 KB)

Stakeholder Comments on Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification - October 14, 2011

CEA Comments (PDF, 245 KB)
EIZO NANAO CORPORATION Comments (PDF, 35 KB)
European Commission Comments (PDF, 105 KB)
ITI Comments (PDF, 285 KB)
Korea Display Industry Association (KDIA) Comments (PDF, 129 KB)
Kodak Comments (PDF, 56 KB)
Lenovo Comments (PDF, 889 KB)
Microsemi Comments (PDF, 206 KB)
NEEA NRDC Comments (PDF, 812 KB)
SHARP Comments (PDF, 44 KB)

Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification Stakeholder Meeting - September 27, 2011

EPA hosted an in-person stakeholder meeting in Washington D.C. to discuss the Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays specification.

Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification Stakeholder Meeting Presentation (PDF, 3.2 MB)
European Union On Mode Considerations (PDF, 461 KB)
Presentation on Emerging Display Technologies LBNL (PDF, 707 KB)
Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Stakeholder Meeting List of Attendees (PDF, 115 KB)

Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification - September 20, 2011

EPA released the Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays specification, developed in consultation with the European Commission, along with a cover letter, test method, and Partner Commitments. The proposed Draft 2 requirements reflect stakeholder feedback received on Draft 1, outlined in the comment summary. Stakeholders are invited to review these documents and submit comments via email to displays@energystar.gov by Friday, October 14, 2011.

Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Cover Memo (PDF, 46 KB)
Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification (PDF, 184 KB)
Draft ENERGY STAR Displays Test Method (PDF, 88 KB)
Draft ENERGY STAR Displays Partner Commitments (PDF, 120 KB)
Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Comment Summary (PDF, 39 KB)

Stakeholder Comments on Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification - July 18, 2011

3M Comments (PDF, 22 KB)
CEE Comments (PDF, 150 KB)
Dell Comments (PDF, 13 KB)
EIZO NANAO CORPORATION Comments (PDF, 40 KB)
European Commission Comments (PDF, 420 KB)
Fujitsu Comments (PDF, 30 KB)
HP Comments (PDF, 140 KB)
JEITA Comments (PDF, 131 KB)
Lenovo Comments (PDF, 876 KB)
Panasonic Comments (PDF, 37 KB)
Plasma Display Coalition Comments (PDF, 86 KB)
TPC Tech Comments (PDF, 115 KB)

Beginning of Phase 2 Dataset Assembly and Comment Period: Testing According to Revised ENERGY STAR Test Method - June 29, 2011

EPA hosted a webinar on June 22 to discuss proposed changes to the Test Method and receive comments on applying IEC 62087 to test all display products. Incorporating stakeholder feedback, EPA released a revised test method, and accompanying documents, for Draft 1 of the Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Display Product Specification. As part of Phase 2 of the comment period, EPA would like to assemble a dataset according to this test method to analyze the energy performance of Display products which will be used to establish future eligibility criteria.

Phase 2 - Submit all test data and comments on the revised draft specification (through July 18, 2011): EPA will consider all test data and comments on the proposed edits in the Draft 1 specification and test method in its analysis for Draft 2. EPA will also propose performance levels for all product types/sizes in Draft 2.

Data and comments submitted to displays@energystar.gov by July 18, 2011 will be considered.

ENERGY STAR Displays Version 6.0 Draft 1 Webinar Presentation (PDF, 826 KB)
ENERGY STAR Displays Draft Test Method Cover Memo (PDF, 79 KB)
ENERGY STAR Displays Draft Test Method (PDF, 125 KB)
ENERGY STAR Displays Draft Test Method Data Assembly Form (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 29 KB)
ENERGY STAR Displays Draft Test Method Comments Summary (PDF, 16 KB)

Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification - June 3, 2011

EPA released the Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Displays Specification and Test Method on June 3, 2011. As a result of the proposed adoption of the IEC 62087 standard for testing displays less than 30 inches in diagonal size, EPA is dividing the comment period into two phases.

Phase 1 - Request clarification or guidance on applying IEC 62087 to test all display products (through June 14, 2011): EPA will redistribute an updated test method incorporating any clarifications with an accompanying data assembly form soon after the June 14 deadline.

Phase 2 - Submit all test data and comments on the proposed draft specification (through July 18, 2011): EPA will consider all test data and comments on the proposed edits in the Draft 1 specification in its analysis for Draft 2. EPA will also propose performance levels for all product types/sizes in the Draft 2 specification.

All feedback should be submitted to displays@energystar.gov by the respective dates above for Phase 1 and Phase 2.

ENERGY STAR Displays V6.0 Draft 1 Cover Memo (PDF, 59 KB)
ENERGY STAR Displays V6.0 Draft 1 Specification (PDF, 139 KB)
ENERGY STAR Displays V6.0 Draft 1 Test Method (PDF, 109 KB)
ENERGY STAR Displays V6.0 Draft 1 Partner Commitments (PDF, 115 KB)
ENERGY STAR Displays V6.0 Draft 1 Comments Summary (PDF, 36 KB)
ENERGY STAR Displays V6.0 Draft 1 Luminance Charts (PDF, 147 KB)

Kickoff Webinar - February 24, 2011

EPA hosted a webinar to discuss topics that will be addressed during the specification revision and to solicit comments on the discussion topics published in December 2010.

Displays Webinar Presentation (PDF, 987 KB)

Specification Revision Launch - December 27, 2010

Displays Specification Revision Cover Memo (PDF, 45 KB)
Displays Specification Revision Discussion Items (PDF, 213 KB)

Applicable Specifications: 
Electronics and Office Equipment: Displays (PDF, 918 KB)