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TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Testing Standard for Monitors

2015/04/02Cologne / Yokohama

Today, office jobs often require spending long and intensive periods in front of monitors. This extended exposure to blue light emitting from monitors is believed to harm the eyes and cause macular degeneration. Low blue light products have now reached the market, intended for users such as gamers, who must view displays for long periods, In recent years, time spent using, smartphones, tablets and cameras has also increased, with a corresponding rise in retinal exposure to flickers and blue light emitted from screens.

TÜV Rheinland has developed a display-specific Low Blue Light testing standard (2PfG) that measures a display's blue light intensity, wavelength, and on-screen flickering during brightness changes. This can help manufacturers develop products that are better for consumers' health.

With these, new 2PfG standards TÜV Rheinland can test the strength, the wavelength of the blue light, and the flickers in front of a screen.

With 2PfG standards for blue light evaluation, which focus on the hidden dangers of light/radiation, TÜV Rheinland can evaluate many aspects of photo-biological safety. The other 2PfG standards for flicker-free quality can be applied to tablet PCs, all-in-one computers, flat panel display systems, mobile phones, etc. It is very important to ensure that all types of ICTs are flicker free, especially for the people who use these devices every day for long periods of time.

TÜV Rheinland has been able to develop these 2PfG standards to support manufacturers in ensuring that their products meet these important safety and performance aspects for their users and that they are able to show that their products have been evaluated and certified by an independent, globally trusted third party certification body.

Recently, TÜV Rheinland Japan has issued a certificate to the FlexScan EV series monitors of the EIZO Corporation, recognizing their low blue light and flicker-free quality based on new 2PfG standards established by TÜV Rheinland.

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