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Energy efficiency

How to understand the EU Energy Label

Energy Labels are alphabetical ratings that range from 'A++' (most efficient) to 'F' (least efficient). According to EU regulation 1062/2010 all TVs for sale in store and online must display an Energy Label. This Energy Label is currently used. Limits for energy efficiency classes are adapted by the European Commission over time.

Energy Efficiency

Energy consumption XYZ kWh per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used

At Sony, we're committed to continuously developing and manufacturing products that are more energy efficient year-on­year than their previous models. In fact, the vast majority of our TVs have an Energy Label rating of A++ to A and there are no lower ratings than B.


Separate disposal of waste Energy batteries. waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and waste packaging

Electrical and electronic products, batteries and accumulators and packaging shall not be treated as household waste when it will be disposed of but has to be returned to a separate collection system. The symbol of a crossed-out dustbin on an electrical or electronic product or on a battery shall clarify this. On certain batteries this symbol might be used in combination with the chemical symbol for lead (Pb) if the battery contains more than 0.004% lead.

By ensuring products, batteries and packaging are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative consequences for the environment and human health which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling. Depending on your location, it is also possible to dispose of non-packaging paper like instruction manuals and CDs/DVDs via dedicated collection systems. The recycling of these materials will help to conserve natural resources.

For more detailed information about the return and recycling of products, batteries or packaging, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product or battery. In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require a permanent connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by qualified service staff only.

To ensure that the battery and the electrical and electronic equipment will be treated properly, hand over these products at end-of-life to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For all other batteries, please view the section in the instruction manual on how to remove the battery from the product safely. Please remove the battery and hand it over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of waste batteries.

WEEE Directive

Never dispose electronics into the household waste stream, it must be recycled separately

Battery Directive

Never dispose batteries into the household waste stream, they must be recycled separately


Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals

In addition to our work to restrict the use of harmful substances, the European Union Regulation No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) requires that any companies operating in the EU, including Sony, comply with various legal obligations, including informing customers about the use of ‘Substances of Very High Concern’ (SVHC), that are listed on the so-­called ‘REACH Candidate List’, in our products.