06 Jan Next Generation Health and Safety Seal of Approval Introduced for Consumer Electronics at CES 2020
• TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe Display Standard is designed for human physiology and cumulative exposure to electronics in the digital age, based on synthesis of more than 250 health research articles
• The new mark represents achievement of industry leading health-guided requirements for reduced levels of high-energy blue light and color performance
• First certifications of the next generation standard and mark achievement will begin in February with leading brands including Dell
LAS VEGAS, NV. // Today at the Consumer Electronics Show, TÜV Rheinland, the world’s largest third-party testing and certification body along with Eyesafe, world leader in health and safety requirements and technologies for consumer electronics, announced the next generation industry standard for low blue light and color performance and mark to represent health and safety for the digital age.
With screen time exceeding waking hours for many and consequently, exposure to high-energy visible blue light (HEV) increasing, next generation Eyesafe Display requirements are being developed to guide industry leaders based on health research. Exposure to blue light from digital devices has been cited as a contributor to a series of health issues including digital eye strain, sleep disruption, fatigue, and reduced attention span.
“The new TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe Display mark and certification represents the industry’s best in regard to human health, exposure to high-energy blue light and color performance”, said Jay Yang, Vice President of TÜV Rheinland Greater China. “The largest brands and panel manufacturers are choosing to certify in order to communicate their commitment to human health to customers.”
The new TÜV Rheinland Certified Eyesafe Display mark identifies achievement of the industry leading standard. The purpose of the Eyesafe® Display Standard and certification from TÜV Rheinland is to assist the electronics display industry, which includes component suppliers and brands, to develop the healthiest displays in the world. Eyesafe® Display Standards are next generation low blue light and color performance requirements guided by the latest health research and input from leaders in healthcare.
“In collaboration with leaders in healthcare and through extensive research, this standard has been intelligently designed for human health,” said Justin Barrett, CEO of Eyesafe. “We are committed to collaborating with the industry in development of the world’s healthiest displays and consumer electronics.”
The growing crescendo of concern among eye care professionals, lawmakers and regulators, the media and the public in general about the dangers of blue light was the impetus for the development of the standard. From its onset, Eyesafe has been at the forefront of research, the development of protective standards, and protective technologies for the electronics industry as it relates to the hazards associated with extended exposure to blue light emissions from displays. The company’s signature suite of technologies and standards, known as Eyesafe®, are considered the gold standard in the electronics industry for blue light filtration and protection. Eyesafe® works with leading manufacturers including Dell and ZAGG, the world’s leading screen protector company, in providing protective blue light filtration solutions and standards for their consumers.
Brands and manufacturers interested to have their product certified and for information on obtaining the new TÜV Eyesafe Display mark for products should contact TÜV Rheinland or Eyesafe. More information about the TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe Display certification may be found here.
Eyesafe® (www.eyesafe.com), the company formerly known as Healthe, is a worldwide supplier of Eyesafe® standards, Eyesafe® technology and Eyesafe® display, a suite of pioneering products and services that are shaping the consumer electronics industry’s understanding of device usage, screen time, and the impacts of blue light-emitting devices. Eyesafe® technology and the associated intellectual property portfolio was developed by a world-class team of eye doctors, engineers and scientists with decades of experience in electronics, display materials, and light management. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Eyesafe® works to develop technologies and standards in conjunction with leaders in healthcare.
About TÜV Rheinland:
TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 147 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence of more than 20,000 people; annual turnover is nearly EUR 2 billion. Its independent experts are committed to ensuring quality and safety for people, technology, and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products, and services, oversees projects, and helps to shape processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs and centers for testing and education. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website: www.tuv.com