We continue to improve the energy efficiency of our products. Lower consumption of electric power by each individual user adds up to global energy saving.
Compliance with Various Regulations for Energy Efficiency
Toshiba products fulfill various energy efficiency regulations of the world.
The major European efficiency regulations are based on the EU Energy related Product (ErP) Directive.
Our products comply to all eco design regulations such as
- Ecodesign requirements for televisions
- Off/standby power of the product
- Energy efficiency of the AC adapter
Please note: Power consumption will vary depending on TV display settings. For additional advice on saving energy and running costs, see tips in the “More tips for energy saving” section below.
Energy Label for Televisions
From December 2011, televisions have a similar system for energy labeling that has been used with white goods for some time. While heating, lighting, cooking and domestic appliances are the major areas of energy consumption, the electricity used by televisions can be significant. Furthermore, different television models with the same functionalities can have a wide disparity in terms of energy efficiency.
The label is easy to understand and works on a ranking system: A (very efficient) to G (least efficient), although higher categories will be seen as televisions become more energy efficient. This label can be used by consumers to quickly and easily compare the energy efficiency between products as well as get information on estimated annual energy consumption (based on 4 hours a day, 365 days a year).
More Tips for Energy Saving
Helping to save energy doesn't just save the overall environment, but can also help save you money on your energy bills as well! Below are a few tips to get you started.
Turn down the brightness
Reducing the brightness of the screen will reduce energy use. Energy efficiency cuts energy consumption and thus saves money by reducing electricity bills. Most TVs, monitors, laptop PCs and other screens allow you to adjust brightness and picture settings.
Please note: Toshiba TVs are set to a default setting for home viewing, but some models have a feature called AutoView™ which adjusts the picture pixel by pixel to give you the optimum viewing experience for the room’s light level. This can deliver up to 25% savings in power consumption.
On Toshiba laptops featuring the Toshiba eco Utility software, you can effectively reduce electricity consumption by activating the software or simply pressing the eco Utility button (on select models).
Switch off equipment
Many of us leave equipment that is not being used switched on or in standby mode, often for long periods of time. Unplugging the mains plug will cut energy use to zero for all televisions. This is recommended when the television is not being used for a long time, e.g. when on holiday. NOTE: Putting the television into standby mode will reduce energy consumption, but will still draw some power.
Buy energy efficient products
Look for information to verify a product’s efficiency before buying a new item.
If available, check the product’s energy efficiency label to ensure optimum energy efficiency.