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LG and Samsung TVs score energy-efficiency awards

The Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has named some of Australia's most energy-efficient TVs.

The Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has named some of Australia's most energy-efficient TVs.

The average TV will account for around 7 per cent of a yearly household energy bill. This might not seem like a lot, but it's a significant chunk, when you consider everything else that gets plugged in around the home.

Enter the Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative, part of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), an international partnership of 23 countries that is working to advance clean energy technology. Back in January, SEAD announced a Global Efficiency Medal program for flat-panel TVs, and these medals were recently awarded. In Australia, one LG and two Samsung models were named.

Samsung's UA26EH4000M was awarded in the Small (less than 29 inches) category, while its UA40EH5306M was named in the Medium (29 to less than 42 inches) category. For Large (42 inches and above), it was LG's LG 47LM6700.

All of the TV's are backlit LED TVs, and, in the LG model's case, was actually seen to be 44 per cent more energy efficient than a comparable model.

Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus presented LG with its award at a Good Guys store in Alexandria, NSW, last night. He said that the department commends companies like LG for their "commitment to producing innovative energy-efficient products, and designing products which help Australian families save money and decrease impact on the environment".