Television Specification Version 6.0

The Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR specification for Televisions has been finalized. Materials related to this revision process are provided below. Stakeholders who received past communications related to development of Version 5 will continue to receive updates on this development effort. To be added to the contact list, stakeholders are encouraged to contact televisions@energystar.gov with their contact information.

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.

Units Required for Testing - April 1, 2014

EPA released a clarification on the number of units required for testing for the Version 6.1 ENERGY STAR Televisions specification.

Final Version 6.1 ENERGY STAR Televisions Program Requirements - January 22, 2014

On January 22, 2014, EPA published the Final Version 6.1 ENERGY STAR Televisions Program Requirements.

EPA Cover Memo (PDF, 179 KB)
EPA Cover Memo Regarding DOE Final Rule Test Procedures - December 2, 2013
EPA Cover Memo (PDF, 142 KB)
Final Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Televisions - September 6, 2012

The Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR specification for Televisions has been finalized and will take effect June 1, 2013. 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.

Stakeholder Comments on Proposed Changes to the Final Specification
CEA Comments (PDF, 16 KB)
CEE Comments (PDF, 87 KB)
NEEA Comments (PDF, 437 KB)
NEEP Comments (PDF, 80 KB)
NRDC Comments (PDF, 68 KB)
Letter to Stakeholders with Proposed Changes to the Final Specification - August 10, 2012

In light of comments received on the Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions specification, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making a change in how models with Automatic Brightness Control (ABC) will be tested. EPA is also clarifying requirements for notifying users when changing picture settings.

Stakeholder Comments on Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Specification
Best Buy Comments (PDF, 372 KB)
CEA Comments (PDF, 431 KB)
NRDC Comments (PDF, 83 KB)
Panasonic Comments (PDF, 227 KB)
SHARP Comments (PDF, 247 KB)
SONY Comments (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Televisions - July 11, 2012

EPA has released the Final Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Specification for Televisions, and the Final Draft and associated documents are available at the links below. Stakeholders are invited to review these documents and submit comments to EPA via email to televisions@energystar.gov by Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

Stakeholder Comments on the Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions ABC Proposal
ASAP Comments (PDF, 22 KB)
CEE Comments (PDF, 173 KB)
NRDC Comments (PDF, 38 KB)
Panasonic Comments (PDF, 34 KB)
SHARP Comments (PDF, 184 KB)
Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions ABC Proposal - May 16, 2012

EPA presented stakeholders with a proposed approach for qualifying televisions with Automatic Brightness Control (ABC) enabled by default. Stakeholders are invited to review the document and submit comments via email to televisions@energystar.gov by May 31, 2012.

Draft Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Addendum to the DOE Televisions Test Procedure - April 12, 2012

As discussed during the Draft 2 Version 6.0 Televisions Webinar, held February 15, 2012, DOE and EPA have released a proposal to test and record the power consumption of televisions with data/network capability connected in Standby-Active, Low Mode as defined by the DOE Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) for Television Sets (TVs).

Stakeholder Comments on Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Specification
3M Comments (PDF, 134 KB)
CEA Comments (PDF, 52 KB)
CEE Comments (PDF, 173 KB)
JEITA Comments (PDF, 82 KB)
NRDC Comments (PDF, 101 KB)
Panasonic Comments (PDF, 175 KB)
Sharp Comments (PDF, 128 KB)
Draft 2 Version 6.0 Televisions Webinar - February 15, 2012
Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Specification - February 3, 2012

The Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions specification was released on February 3, 2012. Manufacturers and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to e–mail feedback on this Draft 2 specification to televisions@energystar.gov by March 2, 2012.

EPA will hold a stakeholder webinar to discuss the Draft 2 specification and related documents on February 15, 2012, from 1pm–3pm Eastern Time. If you wish to attend this meeting, please RSVP to Owen Sanford, osanford@icfi.com or to televisions@energystar.gov no later than February 14, 2012, with the subject line "RSVP – ES Televisions February 15 Webinar".

EPA Cover Memo (PDF, 122 KB)
Draft 2 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Memo
Stakeholder Comments on Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Specification
Mitsubishi Comments (PDF, 304 KB)
NRDC Comments (PDF, 68 KB)
Panasonic Comments (PDF, 50 KB)
SHARP Comments (PDF, 49 KB)
Sony Comments (PDF, 429 KB)
Toshiba Comments (PDF, 59 KB)
Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Webinar - June 8, 2011

EPA held a webinar on June 8, 2011 to discuss the Draft 1 Version 6.0 Televisions Specification and other related topics. Please find the presentation materials below.

Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions Specification - May 25, 2011

The Draft 1 Version 6.0 ENERGY STAR Televisions specification was released on May 25, 2011. Manufacturers and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to e-mail feedback on this Draft 1 specification to televisions@energystar.gov by June 20, 2011.

EPA Cover Memo (PDF, 56 KB)
Version 6.0 Data Set (EXCEL, 159 KB)
ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 6.0 Kickoff Memo