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European Union Launches Revised Energy Efficiency Requirements for Electronic Displays



The EU Commission issued Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/2021 in October 2019. The Regulation concerns ecodesign requirements for electronic displays. It amends requirements of the Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 “On implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for standby and off mode electric power consumption of electrical and electronic household and office equipment” and revokes the Commission Regulation (EC) No 642/2009 “On implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for televisions”

The Regulation (EU) 2019/2021 is completely effective from March 1, 2021. It contains ecodesign requirements to electronic displays including televisions, monitors and digital signage displays. Thus, when you want to place electronic displays on the EU market you should follow this Regulation.


Please note, the following devices are out of the Regulation’s scope:


  • electronic display with a screen area smaller than or equal to 100 square centimetres

  • projectors

  • all-in-one video conference systems

  • medical displays

  • virtual reality headsets

  • displays integrated or to be integrated into products according to the Directive 2012/19/EU

  • displays that are components of products under Directive 2009/125/EC


The Regulation amends the List of energy-using products covered by the Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008. Thus, from the list are excluded desktop computers, integrated desktop computers, and notebook computers as defined in Commission Regulation (EU) No 617/2013, as well as electronic displays covered by Regulation (EU) 2019/2021

Another EU Regulation on electronic displays that is effective from March 1, 2021 concerns energy labelling. The Commission Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/2013 repeals Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1062/2010 from March 2021. It means that requirements on energy labelling becomes mandatory not only for the televisions but also for monitors and digital signage displays.


Please note, The Commission Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/2013 establishes new energy label that should apply to the above-mentioned type of products:



The following information shall be included in the label for electronic displays:


I - QR code

II - supplier’s name or trade mark

III - model identifier

IV - scale of energy efficiency classes from A to G

V, VII - the energy efficiency class

VI - on mode energy consumption in kWh per 1 000 h

VIII - the on mode energy consumption in kWh per 1 000 h, when playing HDR content, rounded to the nearest integer

IX - screen diagonal in centimetres and inches and horizontal and vertical resolution in pixels

X - the number of the Regulation ‘2019/2013’










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