Registered suppliers supplying regulated goods must affix the Energy Label on the units that they supply in Singapore. The Energy Label shall be affixed only after the National Environment Agency (NEA) has issued the Certificate of Registration (COR) for the model. Retailers are only allowed to display models that have the label affixed on them.
Energy Labels shall also be displayed in all advertisements and promotional material of registered products in local print, broadcast and digital media. This includes, but is not limited to websites, online stores and printed catalogues. In cases where the available space is too small for the Energy Label to be seen clearly, the tick rating must be prominently displayed. Examples of how the energy label or tick rating can be displayed are shown below:
Example of how an energy label is to be Example of how tick rating is to be
displayed in advertisements prominently displayed in advertisements
The design of the energy label for air-conditioners, refrigerators and clothes dryers was revised on 1 September 2014 to improve its readability and add new information such as the estimated annual energy cost of using the product. To ease the transition, registered goods purchased before 1 September 2014 may still be delivered with the old label.
Energy Label for Air-conditioner, Refrigerator, Clothes Dryer and Television
Dimension: 9cm (width) x 9cm (height)
Arc: 9cm (diameter)
Font: Arial, bold, black
|Feature ||Single-Phase Air-Conditioner ||Refrigerator* ||Clothes Dryer ||Television ||Three-Phase VRF Air-Conditioner |
| (1) Energy Efficiency Rating || The model's relative energy efficiency rating is also expressed in words: |
* Refrigerators are rated from 1 to 4 ticks
|Ticks ||Energy Efficiency Rating |
|1 ||Low |
|2 ||Fair |
|3 ||Good |
|4 ||Very Good |
|5 ||Excellent |
|(2) Ticks ||The number of ticks shall conform to the Tick Rating System. |
|(3) Annual Energy Cost ||Based on 27 cents per kWh electricity cost, 8 hours daily usage and 16 hours standby energy consumption ||Based on 27 cents per kWh electricity cost and 24 hours daily usage ||Based on 27 cents per kWh electricity cost and 3 laundry loads per week ||Based on 27 cents per kWh electricity cost and 5 hours daily usage ||Based on 15 cents per kWh electricity cost, 12 hours daily usage and 12 hours standby energy consumption |
(4) Annual Energy Consumption
|Based on 8 hours daily usage and 16 hours standby energy consumption, expressed in kWh ||Based on 24 hours daily usage, expressed in kWh ||Based on 3 laundry loads per week, expressed in kWh ||Based on 5 hours daily usage, expressed in kWh ||Based on 12 hours daily usage and 12 hours standby energy consumption, expressed in kWh |
|(5) Brand name ||Brand of air-conditioner ||Brand of refrigerator ||Brand of clothes dryer ||Brand of television ||Brand of three-phase VRF air-conditioner|
|(6) Model ||The model number found on the air-conditioner's nameplate. For single-split and multi-split air-conditioners, only the model number of the outdoor unit shall be displayed || |
The model number found on the refrigerator's nameplate
|The model number found on the clothes dryer's nameplate || |
The model number found on the television's nameplate
|The model number of the outdoor unit and the model number of the indoor units used during testing shall be displayed|
| (7) Type ||Type of air-conditioner |
- Split type
- Split type (inverter)
| Type of refrigerator |
| Type of clothes dryer || Type of television |
|Type of air-conditioner|
| (8) Size ||Full load cooling capacity expressed in kW and rounded to two decimal places ||Total storage volume expressed in litres (L) and as a whole number ||Rated capacity expressed in kilograms (kg) and rounded to one decimal place ||Rated screen size expressed in inches (") and as a whole number ||Full load cooling capacity expressed in kW and rounded to two decimal places|
| (9) Test Standards ||The test standards as specified here. |
| (10) Disclaimer || The following disclaimer applies to all appliances: |
'Actual energy consumption and cost may vary.'
| (11) Registration Number || A unique number found on the registered model's COR, which is issued by NEA upon successful registration of the model. |
1LCD-LED television refers to a television which uses LED-backlight to illuminate a LCD screen to produce images.
2 LCD-CCFL television refers to a television which uses CCFL-backlight to illuminate a LCD screen to produce images.
3 OLED television refers to a television which uses organic materials to illuminate pixels across the screen to produce images.
4 Plasma television refers to a television which uses thousands of tiny coloured fluorescent lights to illuminate pixels across the screen to produce images.
5 CRT television refers to a television which uses a CRT to produce images.
LCD: Liquid Crystal Display, LED: Light Emitting Diode, CCFL: Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp, OLED: Organic Light Emitting Diode, CRT: Cathode Ray Tube.
Energy Label for Lamp
Font: Arial, bold, black
The Energy Label:
a) shall be of the dimensions, shape and colour shown in the Regulations;
b) shall contain information that is consistent with or drawn from the relevant test report;
c) shall contain text that is of the same font type and size as shown in the Regulations, legible and in the English language only;
d) shall be printed in an indelible manner and with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch; and
e) shall be made of such material as the NEA may approve.
Affixing the Energy Label
The Energy Label must be affixed in a prominent manner as shown below: