Lenovo unveiled two new energy efficient LCD displays and announced nine of its ThinkVision monitors are now EPEAT qualified:
EPEAT, or “Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool,” is one of the most highly sought environmental designations in the tech industry. EPEAT’s “Gold” designation means that the manufacturer has risen to the organization’s highest plateau of environmentally responsible efforts.
The new Lenovo monitors designated EPEAT Gold qualified are: ThinkVision L151, L171, L171P, L194 Wide, L190X, L220X Wide, L174 and L197 Wide. They join ThinkVision monitor L193P, which became EPEAT Gold qualified in October 2007.
Achieving such a designation meant Lenovo had to adhere to 23 “must have” criteria involving eliminating environmentally harmful material, product longevity, energy conservation, performance and more; and 75 percent of various optional criteria such as having batteries that are free of lead and low levels of mercury in light sources.
Additionally, the ThinkVision L174 and L197 Wide introduced new technology to reduce power consumption. Lenovo engineers were able to accomplish this by reducing the number of bulbs used in the system from four to two, while adding new brightness enhancement films to ensure greater operating performance. TUV Rheinland of Germany, one of the largest product testing and certification companies in the world, has verified the ThinkVision L174 and L197 Wide consume between 25 and 35 percent less electricity than any prior generation ThinkVision monitors.
The L174 is priced at $239.99. The L197 Wide is priced at $259.99. The new monitors will be available on a rolling schedule April 18th through May 9th, depending on the country on Lenovo.com and through business partners.
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Re: Lenovo ThinkVision L174 and L197 displays launched by Anonymous on Saturday, March 15 2008 @ 23:00:50 CET
Shutting down your monitor is one of the best ways to save money. Monitors are power hogs, especially old ones. So many people leave there computers and monitors on 24/7. This is a horrific waste of energy and money on there part.
Reducing the amount of time your monitor is on to just 4 hours a day, can save you over 100$ a year on your energy bill. Save Money by Energy Conservation