Samsung Electronics broke new ground with The Terrace, its range of televisions specially designed for outdoor use, which have now become the first devices to be verified for outdoor visibility performance under strict measurement conditions.
Reported by the Samsung Newsroom Global Site, the verification comes from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a trusted independent scientific group that operates around the world.
According to Samsung, The Terrace went through a rigorous testing phase to obtain verification, stating: “A product must undergo several rounds of rigorous tests, during which a peak brightness of over 3,000 to 4,000 nits, a report of contrast greater than 1000: 1, and color volume greater than 80 percent should be achieved under conditions greater than 10,000 LUX. Lux being the unit that measures the amount of light falling on a certain surface.
A bright future for televisions?
The Terrace TV first appeared on our radar last year, where it was making waves as Samsung’s first weatherproof QLED TV. This was backed up by its IP55 rating, noting that the TV is highly resistant to dust and rainwater. Coupled with UL’s Outdoor Visibility Check, The Terrace has the potential to end up on the wishlists of many other TV enthusiasts in the near future.
While Samsung’s The Terrace enjoys an industry-first audit, this isn’t the first time a TV has received eye safety certification from UL. A few months ago, UL awarded LG’s OLED TVs a “No Discomfort Glare” certification, after tests confirmed that the TVs emit no glare, making them a great choice for users in the dark. sensitive eyes.
It’s very likely that we’ll start to see more certifications issued for cutting-edge TVs in the near future, especially as they get both bigger and brighter with features like HDR10 + and the growing presence of 8K resolution. As such, it’s easy to see manufacturers adapting their new televisions to meet eye safety requirements to reduce complaints and sales among accessibility-conscious consumers.