Directive 2009/125/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTS
Important Note: Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 updated energy labelling requirements and repealed Directive 2010/30/EU. From January 2019, models need to be entered into the European product data base.
For implementation of the Directive 2009/125/EC for small household products and consumer electronic products, the following regulations are released and are mandatory for CE-marking:
ECO Design Legislation:
1275/2008 + 801/2013 + 2019/2021:
Standby and off mode power consumption of household and office equipment, intended for use in domestic environment.
Power consumption in off/standby mode, providing only a reactivation function, max. 0.5 W and in any condition providing only information or status display, max. 1.0 W allowed. For networked or HiNA* equipment, higher limits (12 W … 2 W) apply. In addition, a suitable power management is required, one that switches the equipment into standby or off mode after the shortest possible period of time automatically. The power management function shall be activated before delivery.
2019/2021 + 2021/341:
Standby mode, off mode and active mode power consumption for television.
Power consumption in off/standby mode with/without display is limited to max. 0.30 W / 0.50 W / 1.00 W. For networked or HiNA* equipment, higher limits (7.7 W … 2 W) apply. The power consumption in active mode is limited and peak luminance ratio of min. 65 % as well as an "automatic power down" function which switches the TV from active mode into standby mode after four hours without interaction of the user is required.
Note: We also offer also energy label testing for TVs, monitors and displays.
Standby mode, off mode and active mode power consumption for Simple Set Top Boxes (SSTB).
Power consumption in off/standby mode without display is limited to max. 0.50 W and with display is limited to max. 1.00 W. In active mode, the power consumption is limited to max. 5.00 W (in case of HD signal decoding + 1.00 W, for hard disk + 6.00 W and for second tuner + 1.00 W).
The SSTB shall provide an "automatic power down" function which switches the SSTB from active mode into standby mode after three hours without interaction of the user.
External power supplies for the supply of electrical / electronic household and office equipment as well as consumer equipment.
The no-load power consumption shall not exceed 0.10 W / 0.30 W and for average active efficiency, limits apply.
*HiNA = Networked equipment with high network availability (router, network switch, wireless network access point, hub, modem, VoIP telephone, video phone).
Remark: A LED (only) is not considered to provide information or to be a display.
STC Germany offers power consumption testing and the preparation of the conformity documentation as required according to the above mentioned regulations.
Energy labeling legislation
Energy consumption labeling of electronic displays
The energy efficiency class of an electronic display is determined based on its energy efficiency index for energy consumption labeling according to the table.