One in four Australians buy a new television each year.
By law, every television that is sold or supplied within Australia and New Zealand must meet a minimum level of energy efficiency. Each television in a store must also display an Energy Rating Label.
The Energy Rating Label tells you how much energy the television uses per year and gives you a star rating that allows you to compare its efficiency to televisions of the same size.
Is your product regulated?
Find out which GEMS determination or regulatory standard applies to your product
All products covered by energy efficiency regulations must meet certain requirements before they can be supplied or sold in Australia or New Zealand.
Depending on the product, this may include Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), energy rating label requirements or both. There are specific requirements relevant to Australia and New Zealand.
Televisions imported for sale are required to meet Tier 2 MEPS and Energy Rating Label requirements. The full technical details for MEPS and ERL are specified in AS/NZS62087.1 and AS/NZS62087.2.2.
Which televisions are covered?
Any display device that is designed for the primary purpose of showing television pictures and is supplied with a television tuner must meet the requirements set out in the relevant standards. This includes multifunction televisions and display devices supplied in modular form with an external television tuner.
Which televisions are excluded?
- Handheld television sets powered solely from batteries.
- Television display devices that do not have a television tuner and are not sold in a modular form with an external television tuner.
- Front or rear projection display devices and televisions.
The Energy Rating Label on televisions
The Energy Rating Label can give you all the information you need to select the most efficient and lowest cost television (to run) that also meets your needs.