Blu-ray Guide
25/09/2007
Philips LCD TV's go Green

Joining a growing band of manufacturers who are promoting their Flat Panel TV's as 'Green', Philips has introduced a range of environmentally friendly screens.

In a two pronged offensive, Philips are aiming to save the consumer some money by reducing the amount of energy their TV's consume while at the same time saving the planet by drastically cutting the amount of carbon dioxide they emit.

The flagship 37PFL9732D heads the cast list of the new 'Green' panels from Philips, and is equipped with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a new version of Philips Ambilight system.

Ambilight replaces energy hungry fluorescent lamp (CCFL) lighting systems with light-emitting diodes (LED) which produce around 80% of the brightness for about 60% of the power. With mercury being a major constituent of CCFL technology, by replacing it with LED, manufacturers are also reducing the polluting effect of flat panels.

The 37PFL9732D is joined by two 32in models, the 32PF9632D and 32PFL7762D, the 26in 26PF7532D and 19in 19PFL5602D.

Earlier this year as part of its EcoDesign initiative, Philips launched a 'Green Tick' logo which will be an indication of its most environmentally friendly products. The Green Tick logo will be present on any Philips product that can demonstrate superior energy efficiency than competing products from rival manufacturers.

Notable products for inclusion in the 'Green Tick' scheme include the LCD 42PF7621D, named as the European Green TV of the Year 2006/07 by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA).

Read a full review of the Philips 42PF7621D here