HARMAN’s JBL Commercial Series today announced that its amplifiers, and mixer-amplifiers have earned the ENERGY STAR label. The ENERGY STAR program, sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), provides consumers and businesses with guidance for making purchases that save them money and help protect the climate by increasing energy efficiency. To earn the label, the JBL Commercial Series components had to be third-party certified in EPA-recognized laboratories and demonstrate that the features and performance of the products meet consumer demand and that they are able to increase energy efficiency. To retain the ENERGY STAR label, the products will be subject to “off-the-shelf” verification testing each year, to ensure that changes or variations do not undermine the components’ adherence to ENERGY STAR requirements.
Energy efficiency is built into the components with technology and environmentally conscious manufacturing guidelines. As a result the products quickly pay for themselves in energy savings. JBL Commercial’s amplifiers and mixer-amplifiers utilize HARMAN’s DriveCore technology, which compresses hundreds of parts into a chip that’s smaller than a dime, increasing efficiency and reliability by using fewer parts and significantly reducing power consumption. And GreenEdge by HARMAN is an initiative under which the components are built to conform to lead-free RoHS standards, use recycled copper, aluminum and steel from factory processes and include a low-energy powder coat that uses 33 percent less energy.