10 April 2014

Most efficient appliances showcased at Euro-Topten product awards

Vincent Berrutto, head of energy efficiency in buildings, industry, equipment and transport for the European Commission, announced the winners of the Euro-Topten Product Competition at the international trade fair “expoEnergy Wels 2014” in Austria. Set up to reward the most sustainable products, the company V-Zug took home the prize in the tumble drier category, while Panasonic and Onlux won in the television and LED lamps categories respectively.

V-Zug's Adora TSL WP tumble dryer impressed judges with its energy consumption of only 152 kWh per year, making it eligible for the exclusive A+++ energy efficiency class. Panasonic's television managed to greatly reduce energy usage though an optimised LED backlight, achieving an A++ rating. The winning LED lamp, produced by Onlux, was considered to be an excellent equivalent to a 60W incandescent lamp, and achieved an energy efficiency class of A++.

The manufacturer's information for each winning product was verified by VDE (Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies), an independent and accredited testing laboratory. is a consumer-oriented online search tool, which presents the best appliances in various product categories. The key criteria are energy efficiency, impact on the environment, health and quality.

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