With a growing body of scientific and medical research suggesting potential risks of blue light exposure, the Eyesafe® Display Requirements 2.0 represents the next generation of blue light standards for the global display industry.
SHANGHAI and MINNEAPOLIS, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — TÜV Rheinland Group (TÜV Rheinland), a global leader in third-party testing and certification, and Eyesafe, a leader in blue light management and display solutions, today announced the output of the Eyesafe® Display Requirements 2.0. The partners presented the Eyesafe® Display Requirements 1.0 in 2019, setting an industry benchmark for low blue light emissions. Global PC companies and vendors including Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, GIGABYTE, BenQ, LG Display, BOE and others have since adopted the requirements for a wide range of products, from OLED TVs to laptops and monitors. high performance.
The decision to develop and launch the new Eyesafe® Display Requirements 2.0 is based on advances in research – specifically, a more complete understanding of the potential risks associated with blue light exposure. The Eyesafe® Display Requirements 2.0 simplifies existing requirements and focuses on Blue Light Toxicity Factor (BLTF) as the primary measure of blue light hazard, using a fuller portion of the blue light hazard region on the visible light spectrum. The Eyesafe® Display Requirements 2.0 can be found here.
The Eyesafe® Display Requirements 2.0 sets a limit of 0.085 for BLTF and addresses industry needs for accurate color quality. The new requirements are detailed in the white paper titled “Defining Blue Light Requirements for Digital Displays”. The new requirements reflect input from world-renowned optometrists and ophthalmologists. TÜV Rheinland will start offering the Eyesafe® Display Requirements 2.0 Certification in July 2022.
Along with simplified requirements, TÜV Rheinland and Eyesafe introduce the concept of Display Radiation Protection Factor (RPF)®). The introduction of the RPF® will translate BLTF to a numerical scale from 0 to 100, making Eyesafe® Display requirements easy to understand for consumers. Consumer electronics companies will be able to use RPF® as a mechanism to help consumers identify and compare the blue light protection of a given device. The table here illustrates how the RPF® for display work.
“With a significant increase in screen time since the onset of COVID-19, the Eyesafe® Display standards are more important than ever to people around the world,” said Dr. David FriessChairman of the Eyesafe Vision Health Advisory Board, which played a key role in defining Eyesafe® Display Requirements 2.0. “The update simplifies and focuses requirements on the area of greatest concern for high energy blue light and provides a simple metric with RPF® to help consumers understand discount levels.”
“The introduction of the Radiance Protection Factor, or RPF®as a new key performance metric that can be used to compare levels of blue light protection between different display options, takes the guesswork out of consumers who have seen a massive proliferation and demand for low blue light devices on the market for the past two years,” added Dr. Dagny ZhuMember of the Eyesafe Vision Health Advisory Committee.
“TÜV Rheinland and Eyesafe have been leaders in defining a set of requirements for the management of blue light. The announcement of Eyesafe® Display Requirements 2.0 comes at a critical time for the global display industry,” remarked Franck Holzman, Global Vice President of TÜV Rheinland Business Field Electrical. “As more brands offer low blue light display options, it is imperative that independent certification bodies such as TÜV Rheinland provide better and more reliable information to consumers. than the new RPF® scale allows brands and consumers to understand the level of blue light reduction in a simplified way. TÜV Rheinland has always been at the forefront of setting benchmarks for the industry.”
“When we introduced the original Eyesafe® Display requirements in 2019, the industry was just beginning to bring low blue light devices to consumers,” remarked Justin Barrette, CEO and co-founder of Eyesafe. “Now that we see the widespread adoption of low blue light as a necessary and standard feature of displays, it is important that we continue our leadership role in driving the industry forward by introducing Eyesafe® Display Requirements 2.0. This will set the benchmark for the next generation of displays.”
“We believe that the RPF® will allow consumers to quickly differentiate themselves from competing devices that offer ‘low blue light’,” Barrett added. “The RPF® scale puts the power of choice back in the hands of the consumer by allowing them to make the best decision for themselves, their employees or loved ones by knowing precisely the amount of blue light emitted by the device.”
Learn more about TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe® Certification program, contact your TÜV Rheinland representative.
About TÜV Rheinland
TÜV Rheinland stands for safety and quality in virtually all areas of business and life. Founded 150 years ago, the company is one of the world’s leading testing service providers with more than 20,600 employees and annual revenue of approximately 2 billion euros. TÜV Rheinland’s highly qualified experts test technical systems and products around the world, support technological and business innovations, train people in many professions and certify management systems according to international standards. In doing so, independent experts generate trust in products as well as in processes across global value chains and the flow of raw materials. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and fight corruption. Learn more at www.tuv.com
Eyesafe Inc. is the global provider of advanced blue light mitigation technologies, solutions and standards. With pioneering products and services, in collaboration with the healthcare industry, Eyesafe is shaping the future of consumer electronics designed with human health in mind. Eye Safety® Standards, Eyesafe® technology, and the associated intellectual property portfolio is developed by a world-class team of ophthalmologists, engineers and scientists with decades of experience in electronics, display materials, light management, optometry and ophthalmology. The Eyesafe brand is trusted by consumers and embedded in millions of digital devices from Dell, HP, Lenovo, ZAGG and others. Eyesafe was recently ranked #5 in the Computer Hardware category of Inc.’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. Learn more at eyesafe.com.
About the Eyesafe Vision Health Advisory Board
Eyesafe’s Vision Health Advisory Board is a group of world-renowned optometrists and ophthalmologists who consult with Eyesafe to provide valuable information that helps guide research into the effects of blue light on the eyes and brain . They also help guide the development of Eyesafe® technology and industry standards to limit blue light emitted from electronic device screens and other sources. Click here to find out more.