Nine ThinkVision monitors from Lenovo have received EPEAT Gold qualifications for their environmentally friendly designs. EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) is a highly sought designation in the industry, and the Gold label means that the manufacturer has met the highest standards.
To achieve the EPEAT Gold designation, Lenovo had to adhere to 23 “must have” criteria involving eliminating environmentally harmful material, product longevity, energy conservation, performance, and more. It also had to adhere to 75% 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 accomplished 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 that the ThinkVision L174 and L197 Wide consume between 25% and 35% less power than any prior-generation ThinkVision monitors.
“Lenovo is leading the way in the current wave of environmental display improvements with the introduction of a full lineup of EPEAT Gold monitors, as well as more energy efficient 17- and 19-in. mainstream displays,” said Tom Shell, vice president of Lenovo’s global visuals business unit.