Three TCL products get Eyesafe Display Certification (As in the TVs?)

July 6, 2020 Topic: Technology Blog Brand: Techland Tags: TechnologyTCLSmart TVQLEDOLED

Three TCL products get Eyesafe Display Certification (As in the TVs?)

TCL announced last month that its QLED Android TVs had received the coveted IMAX Enhanced Certification, becoming one of just two TV brands - Sony being the other - to receive it. Now, TCL has announced another certification for its products. Minneapolis-based Eyesafe said last week that three TCL products have received the Eyesafe Display Certification for Low Blue Light and Color Performance.

TCL announced last month that its QLED Android TVs had received the coveted IMAX Enhanced Certification, becoming one of just two TV brands - Sony being the other - to receive it.

Now, TCL has announced another certification for its products. Minneapolis-based Eyesafe said last week that three TCL products have received the Eyesafe Display Certification for Low Blue Light and Color Performance.

The products are all from TCL's China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) division, and include the CSOT 10.X WQXGA Eyesafe Tablet, CSOT 14.0 UHD Eyesafe Monitor and the MG2701B01 Eyesafe Monitor.

What of TCL's TVs? TechRadar reported last week that TCL's 4K TVs received the certification, but neither the press release nor the Eyesafe website lists them. TCL competes with Samsung in the QLED TV space, and two Samsung TVs, the Q900T 8K QLED and Q90T 4K QLED, both received the certification earlier this year, the site said.

"TCL CSOT will adhere to the strategy of becoming a global leading intelligent technology company," said TCL founder and Chairman Li Dongsheng, said according to the press release.  

"Announcing that our devices and panels will now meet the best-in-class Eyesafe Display Certification sends an important message to our supply chain partners. This is a very momentous day for our company, and it marks a major achievement by our engineering and products teams."

The standard was developed by Eyesafe in conjunction with the German-based agency TÜV Rheinland. The certification, the release said, comes at a time when screen time has reached up to 13 hours per day, while placing a strain on device users' eyes.

"We are very pleased to see that TCL CSOT, as one of the world's most important electronics display manufacturers, is making consumer health a priority by taking these steps to adopt the Eyesafe Display Standard to bring advanced low blue light displays to market," Dr. David Friess of the Eyesafe Vision Health Advisory Board, said in the announcement.

"Across the globe, the increasing use of displays as people spend larger amounts of time each day using devices and screens for work, education and entertainment has further increased the attention around health and wellness concerns with high-energy blue light."

Stephen Silver, a technology writer for The National Interest, is a journalist, essayist and film critic, who is also a contributor to Philly Voice, Philadelphia Weekly, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Living Life Fearless, Backstage magazine, Broad Street Review and Splice Today. The co-founder of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle, Stephen lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenSilver.