Displays Specification Version 8.0

The Version 8.0 specification for Displays was finalized on May 2, 2019. The effective date of the specification is January 28, 2020. Materials related to this revision process are provided below. Partners and other interested parties with questions or concerns regarding these materials or the revision process can contact displays@energystar.gov or James Kwon, EPA, at Kwon.James@epa.gov.

ENERGY STAR Displays Final Version 8.0 Specification (Rev. Nov-2021) – November 24, 2021

EPA revised the test method to clarify the requirements for test setup and indicate that the requirements specified in Section 4 of IEC 62301:2011 are only applicable for Sleep and Off modes.


ENERGY STAR Displays Final Version 8.0 Specification (Rev. Feb-2020) – February 21, 2020

EPA revised the specification to clarify criterion (4) in the definition of Signage Display, which is intended to refer to displays that are configured to be vertically mounted. The revision also corrected minor typographical errors and updated a reference to CTA-2037-A in section 6.8 of the ENERGY STAR Test Method.


ENERGY STAR Displays Final Version 8.0 Specification


ENERGY STAR Displays Final Draft Specification Stakeholder Comments

CSOT Comments (PDF, 84 KB)
CTA Comments (PDF, 311 KB)
ITI Comments (PDF, 200 KB)


ENERGY STAR Displays Final Draft Specification - March 7, 2019


ENERGY STAR Displays Draft 2 Specification Stakeholder Comments

BOE Comments (PDF, 183 KB)
CTA Comments (PDF, 595 KB)
ITI Comments (PDF, 143 KB)


ENERGY STAR Displays Draft 2 Webinar - September 5, 2018

EPA held a webinar on September 5, 2018 to discuss the Displays Version 8.0 Draft 2 Specification and Test Method. Please send all written feedback to displays@energystar.gov no later than September 26, 2018.


ENERGY STAR Displays Draft 2 Specification - August 28, 2018


ENERGY STAR Displays Draft 1 Specification Stakeholder Comments

BOE Comments (PDF, 288 KB)
ITI-CTA Comments (PDF, 469 KB)
Planar Comments (PDF, 129 KB)


ENERGY STAR Displays Draft 1 Webinar - May 7, 2018

EPA held a webinar on May 7, 2018 to discuss the Displays Version 8.0 Draft 1 Specification and Test Method. Please send all written feedback to displays@energystar.gov no later than May 21, 2018.


ENERGY STAR Displays Draft 1 Specification - April 17, 2018


Applicable Specifications: 

Electronics and Office Equipment: Digital-to-Analog Converter Boxes (PDF, 266 KB)