6 October 2016

January to June 2016

The GEMS Regulator has published a report of the results of 63 check tests finalised in the six months to 30 June 2016. Check testing refers to activities undertaken to ensure models of GEMS products meet the relevant determination’s GEMS level requirements, often referred to as minimum energy performance standards or MEPS; and the energy efficiency claims of manufacturers and suppliers. Check tests are conducted on behalf of the GEMS Regulator by National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited or affiliated laboratories either in Australia or overseas.

All models of the following five GEMS products met the relevant GEMS level requirements and energy efficiency claims of manufacturers and suppliers at the completion of Stage (1) and Stage (2) check testing:

  • ballasts for fluorescent lamps
  • double capped fluorescent lamps
  • refrigerated display cabinets
  • clothes washing machines
  • computers.

A number of compact fluorescent lamps failing to meet requirements at the completion of Stage (1) check testing were not subject to Stage (2) check testing given they were no longer supplied in the market.