Televisions Specification Version 9.0

The ENERGY STAR Version 9.0 specification for Televisions has been finalized and will take effect on October 20, 2022. Materials related to this revision process are provided below. Partners or other interested parties with questions or concerns regarding these materials or the revision process may contact James Kwon, EPA, at Kwon.James@epa.gov. To be added to the product development e-mail distribution list, please send your full contact information to televisions@energystar.gov.

ENERGY STAR Version 9.0 Televisions Final Specification – January 20, 2022


ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Final Draft Stakeholder Comments – December 22, 2021

CA IOU Comments (PDF, 270 KB)
NEEA Comments (PDF, 141 KB)
Samsung Comments (PDF, 125 KB)


ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Final Draft Specification – November 23, 2021


ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Limited Topic Proposal Stakeholder Comments – November 23, 2021


ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Limited Topic Proposal - September 9, 2021


ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Draft 2 Stakeholder Comments - August 16, 2021

CA IOU Comments (PDF, 387 KB)

CTA Comments (PDF, 911 KB)

NEEA Comments (PDF, 19 KB)

NRDC Comments (PDF, 166 KB)

Samsung Comments (PDF, 292 KB)

ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Draft 2 Specification Webinar - May 11, 2021


ENERGY STAR Televisions Version 9.0 Specification Draft 2 - April 22, 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, 113 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, 160 KB)
CTA Comments (PDF, 137 KB)
NRDC Comments (PDF, 298 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