Market overview by Energy Label class
None of the panel TVs currently on the UK market qualify for the A+++ label and only 5 models (0.7% of the market) carry the A++ label. A+ rated TV sets account for 14.6% of the UK market.
A and B class models dominate the market with 33.5% (232) and 32.8% (227) respectively.
Number of TV models in each label class on UK market, December 2012
Source: GfK, December 2012
As the labelling requirements for TVs have come into effect, manufacturers have been working to improve the energy efficiency of their products and an increasing number of models in the higher label classes will be appearing on the UK market. Top10 will be showcasing these as they become available.
Liquid crystal display (LCD) TVs are expected to account for more than 90% of the global TV market throughout 2012 and across all screen sizes. In addition, a large-scale transition is expected from conventional cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) backlit LCD TVs to light-emitting diode (LED) backlit LCD TVs for all screen sizes, resulting in substantial improvements in energy efficiency.