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Innovations in Energy Efficiency

3M innovations open the door to energy efficiencies that were once considered impossible – until now. Our breakthrough display films optimize light, for brighter, lighter, thinner and more energy-efficient displays.


The Efficiency of Light

The Efficiency of Light

Our paper-thin display films enhance and reflect light better than any other substances on earth. This technology allows LCD display manufacturers to use fewer bulbs to get the same stunning visual performance from the display. Fewer bulbs mean that less power is needed to run your device.


Saving Energy Today and Tomorrow

3M Optical Systems innovations help make your everyday devices ultra-efficient. Here's a sneak peek at what's happening with some of your favorite products today, and some of the exciting innovations we're planning for tomorrow:

LCD TVs: Brilliant Efficiency

3M Optical Systems has rewritten the rules of traditional LCD TV design. Our technology uses light more efficiently, requiring less power while giving you superior performance.

LCD TVs: Brilliant Efficiency

Today, our technology:

  • Can help reduce power consumption as much as 37% in medium to large TVs
  • Increases brightness by 30% or more

Tomorrow, we'll give you:

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Tablets: Thin Is In

Our display films optimize light to increase tablet efficiency and give you a longer battery life. They can also reduce device thickness and weight, allowing for clear, brilliant displays from ever-sleeker devices.

Today, our technology:

  • Can help your battery run up to 12 hours of use time
  • Increases brightness by nearly 30%

Tomorrow, we'll give you:

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Tablets: Thin Is In

Phones & Mobile: Be Brighter, Longer

Our films help reduce power needs in cell phones, personal electronics, games and digital cameras, enabling them to operate longer on battery power, while increasing brightness and allowing you to use your device in virtually any light.

Phones & Mobile: Be Brighter, Longer

Today, our technology:

  • Enables your mobile devices to run 8-10 hours or longer
  • Increases brightness by nearly 30%

Tomorrow, we'll give you:

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Laptops: Brighter Ideas

Our striking display films help make laptop displays brighter and more efficient, helping enable laptops to operate longer on battery power.

Today, our technology:

  • Extends battery life to 8 hours or more
  • Increases brightness by up to 50%

Tomorrow, we'll give you:

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Laptops: Brighter Ideas

Desktop Displays: See the Light

Our brilliant display films optimize light, allowing manufacturers to design desktop displays with brighter, more colorful displays – and a striking degree of energy efficiency.

Desktop Displays: See the Light

Today, our technology:

  • Increases brightness by 30% or more
  • Reduces power consumption by as much as 30%
  • Enables displays to receive PoE: Power over Ethernet!

Tomorrow, we'll give you:

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The Bottom Line

When your products are built with 3M technology, you gain efficiencies that offer the best possible performance while consuming less energy – allowing your devices to run longer than ever before.

They also offer another brilliant factor: you can be confident that you are gaining this quality and efficiency from products that are more sustainable.

How we influence eco-friendly design

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