Televisions Specification Version 9.0

The ENERGY STAR specification for Televisions is currently under revision. Materials related to this revision process are provided below. Stakeholders who received past communications related to development of Version 8.0 or previous versions will continue to receive updates on this development effort. To be added to the product development e-mail distribution list, please send your full contact information to televisions@energystar.gov.

ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Draft 2 Specification Webinar - May 11, 2021
Department of Energy Round Robin Testing Report – April 12, 2021

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has conducted round robin testing for several TVs in an effort to evaluate the within-lab variation (i.e., repeatability) and assess the between-lab consistency (i.e., reproducibility) of a new test method developed to measure the power consumption and dynamic luminance of TVs. DOE describes their results and conclusions in the report linked below.

ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Stakeholder Comments - January 5, 2021
CTA Letter (PDF, 115 KB)
Test Method Supporting Documents - November 20, 2020

The following links provide resources for stakeholders looking to further explore the test method proposed for use in ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Draft 1 specification. As noted in the Draft 1 specification and linked documents, this test procedure continues to be refined. EPA will reference the final procedure in the Version 9.0 specification, which will be the official source regarding how an ENERGY STAR TV is to be tested for purposes of certification.

ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Draft 1 Stakeholder Comments - November 6, 2020
CA IOU Comments (PDF, 164 KB)
CTA Comments (PDF, 141 KB)
NRDC Comments (PDF, 305 KB)
Method for Measuring TV Screen-Average Dynamic Luminance with a Camera Photometer - October, 1, 2020

Stakeholders are welcome to provide comments on this methodology to televisions@energystar.gov.

ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Draft 1 Specification Webinar - September 30, 2020
Test Method Demonstration Video - September 29, 2020

This video demonstrates the testing of a TV as proposed in the ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Draft 1 specification. EPA is posting this video to provide stakeholders with a visual representation of the Agency’s proposal.  As noted in the draft specification, this test procedure continues to be refined. EPA will reference the final procedure in the Version 9.0 specification which will stand as official source regarding how an ENERGY STAR TV is to be tested for the purposes of certification.

Click here to watch the Test Method Demonstration video

ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Specification Launch and Draft 1 - September 17, 2020