Ecodesign status: Final regulation

Labelling status: Final regulation

642/2009 and 1062/2010: Televisions and electronic displays

Last updated: 29 January 2020

Revised ecodesign and labelling regulations for televisions and displays were published in December 2019. The new requirements enter into force in March 2021.

The new requirements include:

  • Ecodesign requirements regarding resource efficiency, such as requirements for repairability, mandatory access to spare parts, and good recoverability.
  • New scale for energy labelling. The old scale from A+++ to G will be replaced with a new scale from A to G.

Regulations in force

Ecodesign requirements

The ecodesign regulation sets minimum energy performance requirements for televisions from 20 August 2010 with different levels for Full HD resolution and all other resolutions. From 1 April 2012, requirements with one level for all televisions were introduced.

An amendment of the ecodesign regulation on standby (Lot 6) includes special requirements for televisions and has introduced requirements for networked standby (Lot 26). The amendment also includes special requirements for coffee machines (Lot 25) and televisions.

Energy labelling

Energy labelling requirements for televisions entered into force 20 December 2010.

The scale is built on an "energy efficiency index" (EEI), which is the ratio between annual consumption of the appliance and a standard consumption of a typical similar model.

Date Process Key documents
2019-10 Revised ecodesign requirements approved

Revised ecodesign regulation approved 

2019-03-11 Revised labelling regulation approved

Revised labelling regulation

Final review: Proposal of regulation for energy labelling (pdf), Annexes (pdf)

2014-12-10 Consultation Forum

WD ecodesign (docx), labelling (doc)
Explanatory notes (doc)

2013-01 Interservice Consultation

Draft proposal (pdf)

2010-05 Draft mandate on measurement methods

Draft regulations for energy labelling of televisions (doc)
Loewe (pdf)
Digital Europe (pdf)
Metz (pdf)

2010-03 Entry into force

Draft mandate (doc)
Transitional methods ( doc)

2010-02 Consultation Forum (televisions)

Working documents on labels for televisions (pdf), track changes (pdf)

eceee's comments (pdf)
Industry & Trade (zip)
NGO & Consumers (zip)
Member States (zip)
Swedish comments (pdf)
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