Relevant for: Electrical & electronics
Singapore has published a regulation amending its legislation on energy labelling for certain appliances. It first made industry aware in March 2014 that energy labels would be amended, but did not provide details of the revised design. The regulation, published on 29 August 2014 and effective 1 September 2014, changes the colour scheme of the label from yellow/blue to yellow/green, and introduces information on annual energy costs in addition to annual energy consumption.
Air conditioners will now have one energy label rather than separate labels for casement, window and split type (non-inverter) A/C on the one hand, and split type (inverter) A/C on the other hand. Levels for energy efficiency bands have been raised overall and in several cases, energy levels which previously represented three tick/very good ratings are now equivalent to 1 tick/low ratings. Consideration of standby power in relation to television efficiency has also been introduced.