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China Proposes Draft Rules on Energy Efficiency Labeling of Displays

Sep 06, 2023 China Proposes Draft Rules on Energy Efficiency Labeling of Displays

Authored by Lynn chiam, Regulatory Analyst, Compliance & Risks

On 21 August 2023, the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) proposed the draft rules on energy efficiency labeling of displays. 

The draft rules are based on the Standard GB 21520-2023 on minimum allowable values of energy efficiency and energy efficiency grades of displays.

Scope of the Draft Rules

The draft rules apply to the use, filing and announcement of energy efficiency labels for general purpose and commercial displays with a diagonal screen size of not less than 40 cm, powered by AC or DC, with liquid crystal diode display (LCD) and organic light-emitting diode display (OLED).

The draft rules are applicable to flat and curved displays powered by AC or DC, light-emitting diode display (LED) pixel pitch greater than 0.30mm and not greater than 2.60mm and maximum luminance not more than 3000 cd/m2. 

However, these draft rules do not apply to the following displays:

  • Professional-use monitors for image evaluation in filming, production, etc;
  • Dual screen displays;
  • Displays used for industrial equipment, medical equipment, movie projection, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), etc;
  • Displays only powered by battery.

Furthermore, the draft rules specify the requirements for the following: 

  • Label format and specifications including contents of the label;
  • Energy efficiency testing methods;
  • Determination of labeling information;
  • Printing, application and display of energy efficiency labels;
  • Label records.

Next Steps

These rules are proposed to enter into force on 1 June 2024. 

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