Philips launch Econova 42" green LED TV

The Econova has just won the prestigious European Green TV Award from EISA (European Imaging & Sound Association) - making it "Europe's greenest TV". In eco-mode the Econova consumes just 40 watts of power, comes with a solar-powered remote and features a zero power standby. The aluminium is partially recycled, the stand doubles as a wall-mount (reducing plastic production) and packaging is minimised.

Not only is the set itself made from recycled aluminium, the packaging is totally recyclable and it operates (in eco mode) at only 40W – that’s around a 60 percent energy saving on standard sets. All well and good, but the real eco-trick up the Nova’s sleeve is the remote: it’s totally solar-powered.

Philips says it’s “managed to create a 42-inch LED LCD set which achieves minimal impact on the environment while making no compromise on performance, design, materials and build quality". The 42-inch LED Econav is out now, priced at £1199.