11 Jan Lenovo Foresees a Future with Consumer Health at the Forefront
At CES 2021, Visionary Leader Stefan Engel Predicts Eyesafe will become Standard in Enterprise Request for Proposals
MINNEAPOLIS, USA // Jan 11, 2021 // Eyesafe, the world leader in low blue light display solutions, and Lenovo, a global market leader in consumer electronics, recently announced a series of new Lenovo Eyesafe® Certified notebooks and monitors.
In a discussion at CES 2021, Stefan Engel, VP & GM, Visuals Business, Lenovo, talked about the future of consumer electronics and the importance of low blue light and Eyesafe solutions for Lenovo. The growing popularity of the Eyesafe® Certification program has signaled a major shift in how consumer electronics are designed and developed.
“With the pandemic and increased use of screens, there is even greater worry on the topic (of blue light exposure). As a customer-centric company, we ask our customers what they want and need, and we try to build it. The customers come to us and say, “What can you recommend on work from home?” The concern about blue light is there,” said Mr. Engel.
He adds “We are adding more and more (Eyesafe) in the commercial space. I anticipate in a certain period-of-time, a half year or year, I expect that for RFQs, Eyesafe could become a must have request, driven from work accounts, unions, and companies. I expect it to become standard,” he said.
The expectation of Eyesafe becoming standard within workplace purchasing is aligned with California’s Blue Light Resolution CA SCR-73, which identified the health issue of device blue light exposure for California’s citizens, children, and workers.
“Lenovo is exemplifying true market leadership by its’ commitment to the Eyesafe® Standard, the leading set of requirements based in human health research for low blue light. I am thrilled to see a series of new product solutions and a roadmap of new Eyesafe products on the way,” said Dr. Ralph Chu, from the Eyesafe® Vision Health Advisory Board. “This is of high importance because the world is on screens more than ever amid the pandemic and in this new world, we need to know that consumer electronics have been designed for human health.”
“Congratulations to Lenovo for the wonderful lineup of Eyesafe product solutions,” remarked Justin Barrett, Eyesafe CEO. “Lenovo is showing a commitment to human health and this is the sign of a market leader in consumer electronics.”
To learn more about the Lenovo Eyesafe product solutions, visit Eyesafe.com/Lenovo.
About the Eyesafe® Display Standard
Supported by the Eyesafe® Vision Health Advisory Board, the Eyesafe® Display requirements are based on the growing body of research suggesting potential health impacts of blue light exposure, in addition to the consumer electronics industry requirements for accurate color performance. The Eyesafe® Display Standard has been developed to provide transparency to consumers and is further built upon existing standards and guidelines developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), Eyesafe and TÜV Rheinland.
Recent studies have shown growing concerns over potential long-term eye health impacts from digital screen usage and cumulative blue light exposure, in addition to recognized impacts of device use on circadian rhythms and sleep patterns. Blue light exposure research and studies on animals’ cells have shown that blue light in a range of 415 to 455 nm generated the greatest phototoxic risk to retinal pigment epithelium cells, with photoreceptor cell apoptosis seen early after the retina is damaged by blue light. See Research for more details.
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