Best Buy Co., Inc.has announced that its entire line of exclusive-branded Insignia LCD televisions manufactured after November 1, 2008 will meet the new ENERGY STAR version 3.0 requirements, including six Insignia models which will exceed the new specification for energy-efficient televisions by 15 percent or more.
The move is part of Best Buy’s commitment to listen to the needs of consumers, provide more energy-efficient options for electronics and appliances, and support ENERGY STAR both as a retailer and a manufacturer. It also signals the company’s leadership in bringing energy-efficient televisions to market, starting with its own Insignia line: Best Buy worked together with its components and original equipment manufacturers to design and build Insignia LCD televisions that are up to 30 percent more energy efficient than non-qualified models.
ENERGY STAR identifies products in more than 50 different categories, including televisions, that use less energy without sacrificing quality or performance. The “on” or active mode on current television units – plasma, LCD, CRT, or rear projection – accounts for approximately 80 to 90 percent of its energy usage. ENERGY STAR Version 3.0 televisions improve upon previous ENERGY STAR specifications by addressing both standby power (when the television is off) and active power (when the television is on). By accounting for both standby and active modes, ENERGY STAR 3.0 qualified TVs like the entire Insignia LCD line are considered the most energy-efficient in their product categories, helping consumers reduce energy use and save money on their utility bills.
All Insignia LCD televisions available at Best Buy stores across the U.S. by December 31, 2008 will be ENERGY STAR 3.0 certified. For more information and an updated list of brands meet the 3.0 specification, visit www.energystar.gov/products.