Philips Econova TV wins Green award

42-inch LED big on saving energy

Holistic approach wins award

Philips has been praised for its eco-awareness having picked up the European Green TV 2010-2011. The 42” LED TV was awarded the title by the European Imaging & Sound Association (EISA.)

Philips was recognised for its “holistic” approach to environmentally-friendly technology; with every aspect of the Econova addressing an ecological concern.

The set, which is built from recycled aluminium, consumes 60% less power and comes with a solar-powered remote control. The “Zero Power Switch” totally disconnects the device from the mains, consuming 0 watts of electricity when powered down.

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The extras have also been manufactured with conservation in mind. The base doubles as a wall-mount and there is no paper manual (instructions are only available online, although whether that’s planet-saving or cost-saving is debateable.)

Even the packaging is fully recyclable, while the TV itself is free from PVC, BFRs and other environmentally-harmful components.

The EISA judging panel said: "In its pursuit of energy efficiency, the Philips 42PFL6805 Econova Green LED TV consumes 40 watts in eco mode, an unprecedented low in power consumption.”

Link: Philips