Household Sector

Test Report

Format

All Test Reports must be prepared in the format prescribed in the templates below:

Air Conditioner (Air Enthalpy method) [DOC, 72kB] 
Air Conditioner (Calorimeter method) [DOC, 77kB]
Clothes Dryer [DOC, 50kB]
Refrigerators [DOC, 63kB]
Television [DOC, 76kB]
Incandescent Lamps [DOC, 26kB]
Compact Fluorescent Lamps with Integrated Ballast CLFi [DOC, 60kB]
Compact Fluorescent Lamps without Integrated Ballast CLFni [DOC, 62kB]
T8 Linear, double-capped, fluorescent lamp (LFL) [DOC, 66kB]
LED lamp designed as a direct replacement for T8 LFL [DOC, 69kB]
LED lamp designed as a direct replacement for T8 LFL [DOC, 72kB] [NEW]
LED lamp designed as a direct replacement for CFLni [DOC, 66kB]

LED lamps [DOC, 66kB]
Magnetic (non-HF) Ballast for Fluorescent Lamp [DOC, 48kB]

Electronic (HF) Ballast for Fluorescent Lamp [DOC, 48kB]
Three-phase induction motor [DOCX, 28KB]
Three-phase VRF Air-Conditioner (Air Enthalpy method) [DOC, 41kB]
Three-phase VRF Air-Conditioner (Calorimeter method) [DOC, 41kB]

The cover page of any Test Report shall be printed on the testing laboratory's company letterhead. The Test Report shall be signed by the testing laboratory.

The Test Report shall contain the results of the tests carried out in accordance with the test standard. 

The Test Report shall also include the following details:  

  • Colour photos showing the exterior and interior of the model in the available finishing and colours as well as the nameplate (provision of the nameplate is not applicable to lamps and ballasts)
  • Colour photo showing the number of connectors on the outdoor unit (applicable to spilt type air-conditioner only) 
  • Schematic drawing clearly indicating the model's internal parts (Not applicable to lamps and ballasts)
  • List and technical description of the model's internal components (Not applicable to lamps and ballasts)
  • Certificate and scope of accreditation of the testing laboratory providing the test report, if applicable

Testing Laboratories

Test Reports shall be provided by one of the following categories of testing laboratories:

  • Testing laboratories that are accredited by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) to carry out the tests in accordance with the applicable test standards;
  • Testing laboratories in countries/regions other than Singapore that are accredited by accreditation bodies, which have signed a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with the SAC, to carry out the tests in accordance with the applicable test standards; or
  • Manufacturer's in-house testing laboratories.

Test Reports provided by the first two categories of testing laboratories who act as witnesses to the tests carried out at the manufacturer's in-house testing laboratories are also accepted. A list of testing laboratories accredited by the SAC or their MRA partners is available here.

Test Standards

All tests shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable test standards in the table below:

Regulated Goods Type Test Standard Relevant Test Climate Class
Air-conditioner
Casement, window and single-split
ISO 5151:2017
Section 5.1: Cooling capacity test
T1
Multi-split
ISO 15042:2017
Section 6.1: Cooling capacity test  T1
All
(for standby power)
IEC 62301:2005 or 
IEC 62301:2011 
Section 5.3.1 or 5.3.2 of
IEC 62301:2005 or Section 5.3.2, 5.3.3 or 5.3.4 of IEC 62301:2011
Nil 
Refrigerator All IEC 62552:2007 or ISO2 15502:2005 Section 15: Energy consumption test 
Clothes Dryer  All  IEC1 61121:2005 with amendment 1  Section 9.2.1: Drying tests general  Nil 

Television

All  

IEC 62087:2008 or  IEC 62087:2011 

Section 11.6: On (average) mode 
testing using dynamic broadcast-content video signal  

Nil

  

 
Lamp
Tungsten
filament
CIE3 84:1989 and
IEC 60064
Measurement of luminous flux  Nil 
Tungsten halogen CIE 84:1989 and
IEC 60064 or
IEC 60357
Measurement of luminous flux  Nil 
Compact fluorescent IEC 60969:2001  Performance tests Nil 
Compact fluorescent lamps without integrated ballastIEC 60901:2001Performance testsNil 
Linear, double-capped, fluorescent lamp (LFL)IEC 60081:2002Performance testsNil
LED with an Edison-screw or bayonet capIEC 62612:2013 
Performance testsNil 
LED lamp designed for retrofitting CFLni and LFL without requiring any internal modification of the luminaires IEC 62612:2013  Performance tests Nil 
Fluorescent Lamp Ballast
IEC 62442-1:2011 or
IEC 62442-1:2018 
Performance testsNil
Three-Phase Induction MotorsAllIEC 60034-2-1 (2014)
Or
IEEE4 112 (2004) 
Method 2-1-1B


Method B  
Nil
Three-Phase VRF Air-conditionerAll base module of three-phase VRF air-conditioner (unit efficiency) of all cooling capacitiesISO 15042:2017
Section 6.1: Cooling capacity testT1
All (for standby power) IEC 62301:2005 or
IEC 62301:2011 
Section 5.3.1 or 5.3.2 of IEC 62301:2005 or Section 5.3.2, 5.3.3 or 5.3.4 of IEC 62301:2011Nil

1International Electrotechnical Commission 
2International Organization for Standardization
3International Commission on Illumination
4Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Cooling Capacity Test for Single-Phase Air-conditioners

The cooling capacity test for split type air-conditioners shall be conducted with:

  • All compressors and indoor units running at full-load for the duration of the test
  • Cooling capacity ratio of indoor units to outdoor unit equal to 1±5%
  • Non-ducted indoor units which are being supplied in Singapore and which will result in the lowest energy efficiency of the system
  • Number of indoor units equal to the number of connectors on the outdoor unit
  • Measured cooling capacity must be > 95% of rated value
  • Measured energy consumption must be < 110% of rated value

For inverter type air-conditioners, the test shall also be conducted at part-load cooling capacity with the cooling capacity ratio of indoor units to outdoor unit set at 0.5±5%. Part-load cooling capacity is defined as the rated cooling capacity at 50% load, within ±0.1kW or ±2.5%, whichever is larger.

For variable refrigerant flow (VRF) type of air-conditioners, cooling capacity ratio of indoor units to outdoor unit shall be equal to 1±5% and 0.5±5% for the full-load and part-load tests respectively. At least 2 indoor units shall be connected when testing VRF type air-conditioners.

Test Conditions for Clothes Dryers

The drying tests for clothes dryers shall be conducted with the following resources and ambient conditions:

  • Ambient temperature of the room in the vicinity of the dryer shall be maintained at (23±2)°C throughout the test
  • Ambient humidity of the room in the vicinity of the dryer shall be maintained at (55±5)% throughout the test
  • Cotton test load shall be used, and shall consist of bed sheets, pillow cases and hand towels4
  • Initial moisture content specifications for type ‘B’ cotton textile, under Table 2 – Specifications for initial moisture content of the test load shall apply
  • Final moisture content specifications for dry cotton, under Table 3 – Specifications for final moisture content of the test load after drying shall apply

4Refer to Annex B of IEC 61121:2005 standard

Test Load Conditioning Methods for the Drying Tests

The conditioning of the test loads shall be conducted according to any of the three conditioning methods in the table below.

Method Description
Method 1 The textiles are left for at least for 15 hours in an ambient temperature of (20 ± 2)°C and an ambient humidity of (65 ± 5)%. The textile is conditioned when the weight of the load changes by less than 0.5% for two successive weighings. The weighings are carried out at two-hour intervals. 
Method 2 The textile shall be hung singly and separately so that air can freely circulate. The load is left in an ambient temperature of (20 ± 2)°C and an ambient humidity of (65 ± 5)% for a period of not less than 15 hours. 
Method 3 Bone-dry method5

5Refer to Annex C of IEC 61121:2005 standard

Compliance Conditions for Lamps

Minimum sample size of 20 is required.

Cooling Capacity Test for Three-Phase VRF Air-Conditioners

At least 2 indoor cassette type units that match the capacity of the outdoor base units are to be used during the conduct of the test. There is no limit on the maximum number of indoor cassette type units to be connected for the test. Tests are to be conducted according to test setup requirements as stated in ISO 15042:2017 and with test condition T1.

The cooling capacity test shall be conducted with:

  • Cooling capacity ratio of indoor units to outdoor units shall be equal to 1 +/- 5%, 0.75 +/- 5%, 0.5 +/- 5% and 0.25 +/- 5% for full load and part load test;
  • Measured cooling capacity at full load >=95% of rated value;
  • Measured energy consumption at full load <=110% of rated; and
  • Measured cooling capacity at part load for 75%, 50% and 25% of rated cooling capacity to be within +/- 2.5% or 0.1 kW, whichever is larger.

More Information

If you have any enquiries on the test report, you can reach us at:
Tel: 6731-9952
Email: nea_energylabel@nea.gov.sg