Automatically adjusting, energy-saving TV range launched at IFA
Friday 02 September 2011
International consumer electronics brand Haier announced it would be unveiling two new series of ultra-thin, energy-saving televisions at IFA in Berlin.
Two new TV series, the A500 and A700, will be unveiled by Haier at IFA in Berlin (September 2-7), which, alongside CES in the USA is one of the biggest and most important events on the technology calendar attracting over 1,400 exhibitors and hosting numerous product launches.
The A500 series of LED TVs are available in 81cm (32 inch) or 106 cm (42inch) sizes while the A700 series extend to 121cm (48 inch). Both series of TVs have several energy-saving features in common, including the use of LED backlighting which Haier claims uses 40 percent less energy than a classic LCD TV using CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lighting) backlighting.
In addition to LED backlighting, both the A500 and A700 include a switch at the back of the TV which keeps energy consumption to below 'standby' levels - around 0.01W; integrated light sensors which adjust the luminosity of the screen depending on lighting levels in the room; and an 'intelligent economic mode' which is capable of detecting a human presence in the room and automatically turns off the TV 30 minutes after the last person has left the room.
Both the A500 and A700 will be available at the start of 2012.
Screens that adjust their luminosity depending upon light conditions look to be an energy-saving trend at this year's IFA with Dutch company Hannspree also launching the SK24 line of TVs equipped with "ambient light sensor technology."
In addition to Haier and Hannspree, numerous other manufacturers including Grundig and Philips are also launching TVs featuring energy-saving technology or with high energy-efficiency ratings at this year's IFA.
IFA - www.IFA-Berlin.com
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