LG’s new curved OLED HDTV becomes first TV to achieve UL GREENGUARD Certification

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LG Electronics USA 55-inch Curved OLED TV

Celebrating the LG 55-inch Curved OLED TV became the first TV to achieve UL Environment’s GREENGUARD certification for low emissions. Pictured with the TV are UL Environment Global VP Carlos Correia and LG Electronics USA Home Entertainment SVP Thomas Lee.

UL Environment, a business unit of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), today announced that LG’s newest curved OLED HDTV, the 55-inch 55EC9300, has become the first TV to earn GREENGUARD Certification.

UL Environment reports that it performed rigorous tests against the GREENGUARD Certification standard in its Marietta, Ga., laboratory, to confirm low emissions from the LG 55EC9300.

“Complex components, plastics and other substances in TV products can create significant potential to contribute to high chemical and formaldehyde exposures,” said UL Environment in a press release. “The GREENGUARD Certification process requires that product meet some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive limits for low emissions of volatile organic compounds into indoor environments. Completion of the certification gives assurance that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, which contribute to the creation of healthier interiors.”

The 55EC9300 also is among the first OLED TVs to be ENERGY STAR certified. According to the Federal Trade Commission‘s “Energy Guide” label, the LG 55EC9300 has an estimated yearly energy cost of $17, based on 11 cents per kWh and 5 hours use per day.

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