Philips Econova Television

On the market since October 2010 (estimated # 30.000pcs)

Official statements by Philips on Econova TV:

  • The Philips Econova is the greenest flat screen TV on the market. 
  • It is a 42” TV only consuming 46 watt of power.  
  • It comes with a solar remote where you never have to replace batteries.  
  • The housing is mainly made from 60% post-industrial recycled aluminum.  
  • The TV is built in a smart way so that layer to layer parts are prevented (=forward integrated display).  
  • The electronics including cables are 100% halogen free.  
  • The cushions are made of bended cardboard (no EPS anymore) and the protection plastic foam bag is replaced with a paper sheet.

Quote by Tom Devoldere, mechanical ing. team member of the Philips Econova:

“The team which developed the Philips Econova believed that sustainability is more than fulfilling the strictly needed legal requirements (compliance), but can actually be a driver for innovation. So we took sustainability serious and used it as a filter to come with a list of sustainable ideas.”

Also see official presentation and press release.

C2C features of Philips Econova TV:

  • Waste Equals Food. Electronics including cables are 100% halogen free; First PVC-free TV on the market! Housing mainly made from 60% post-industrial recycled aluminum
  • Design for Disassembly. Partly designed for disassembly 
  • Use Current Solar Income. Solar charged remote control 
  • Energy Efficiency Accelerating Adaption of Renewable Energy. 42” TV only consuming 46 watt of power (O Watt power switch, Extreme low stand-by poser, Low power LED display) 
  • Packaging. Cushions are made of bended cardboard (no EPS anymore) and the protection plastic foam bag is replaced with a paper sheet. Cardboard and paper is better recycable.

Awards

Green EISA award 2010

  • Green EISA award 2010: 

In its quest for energy efficiency, the Philips 42PFL6805 reaches an all time low consuming just 40 Watts in eco-mode. The set demonstrates a holistic approach to eco-design, evident in many details such as the unorthodox product architecture, solar-powered remote control, double-function stand and wall-mount and an e-manual. The cherry on the cake is the clever use of a rather small partly recycled aluminium panel which covers all electronics instead of the total back cover that is used by their competition.

  • Mentioned in Greenpeace “Guide to Greener Electronics” (October 2010, version 16) 

Philips stays in 3rd place, with an increased score of 5.5, up from 5.1. Philips gains points for launching an LED TV that is free from PVC and BFRs, the first product in this category to be free from these hazardous substances.

  •  IF Product Design Award 2011

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