Ali Kriscenski

Samsung Launches New Low Energy 31" OLED TV

by , 01/08/08

Samsung, electronics, OLED, organic light emitting diode, technology, Consumer Electronics Show, TV, flat screen, 31″ Active Matrix, energy conservation, energy efficiency

Walking the showroom floor at CES this year, we’re overwhelmed by the products on display, but underwhelmed by the lack of design innovation from a sustainability perspective. However, one innovation that got our attention is Samsung Electronics Super Thin 31” OLED TV Screen, one of the largest and thinnest OLED TV screens to date. Based on organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology, this product offers brighter, more vivid pictures while using less power than a regular TV. The best part is that OLED technology allows for a super thin and sleek package, proving that sustainability can be sexy – even in consumer electronics!

Samsung, electronics, OLED, organic light emitting diode, technology, Consumer Electronics Show, TV, flat screen, 31″ Active Matrix, energy conservation, energy efficiency

OLED pixels generate light and eliminate the need for “backlighting”. The result is the 31” Active Matrix OLED TV with a slim design that “allows for the development of TV sets that are a mere 3cm thick, or less” according to PhysOrg.

What gives it a super sleek green edge? The electricity consumed by a traditional CRT (cathode ray tube) TV can be halved with LCD (liquid crystal display) TVs. That number drops another 40% with an OLED. Considering that televisions can account for more electricity consumption than your desktop, laptop, printer and clothes washer put together, OLEDs can make a considerable dent in energy conservation.

Another benefit is that OLED technology can be more effectively manufactured than LCDs, which means they hold the potential to use less material, produce less waste and be less costly to produce.

+ OLED TECHNOLOGY

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11 Comments

  1. mertero March 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm
  2. odumosu March 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    i love samsung product for been unique,durable,classic which have somuch interested in using such samsung flat tv and presently am using 1.5 split air condition so i dont know how i can get 31inches pay installmental if my could be i shall be greatful

  3. Inhabitat » OLEDs... March 12, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    [...] Samsung’s Low Energy OLED TV [...]

  4. Ronald Yingling January 27, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I have a 31 inch width available…(by 28). a 32 ” samsung is too wide…what is the largest samsung made that will fit this space?

  5. Ronald Yingling January 27, 2008 at 11:38 am

    I have a space 31 inches wide (by 28) . A 32″ samsung is too big….what is the largest Samsung made, that I can purchase to fit this space?

    Sincerely

    Ron Yingling
    RYing@comcast.net

  6. Spencer January 14, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    Those displays are very nice. I can’t wait until they become an option for the consumer. What’s interesting, however, is I recall the “No Camera” signs all around these displays. Even the Energy Star representative couldn’t take a picture. Interesting how you got these. :)

  7. g234 January 10, 2008 at 7:48 am

    Panasonic is hardcore committed to energy efficiency, and has also brought out high-efficiency flat screen TVs Theirs are in production right now, so you should be able to get one shortly.

  8. mako January 9, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    This is a prototype, proper mass production OLED displays are still atleast a year away.

  9. klara January 9, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    when will this be available? can anyone find it on the samsung site???

  10. JoshG January 9, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Check out the Philips LCD low power unit too. I’d imagine it might be cheaper as OLED is pretty bleeding edge.
    http://www.metaefficient.com/televisions/philips%e2%80%99-new-eco-tv-uses-only-75-watts.html

    What is the cost on this Samsung?

  11. Chad January 9, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    This looks like the perfect monitor to double as a PC monitor and TV in small living quarters.

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