BEE star labelled appliances

Q.  Which of the following need mandatory labelling under the BEE standards and labelling programme?

1) Ceiling fans
2) Washing machine
3) Room Air Conditioners

- Published on 27 Dec 16

a. 1, 2
b. 1, 3
c. 3
d. All of the above

The Bureau initiated the Standards & Labelling programme for equipment and appliances in 2006to provide the consumer an informed choice about the energy saving and thereby the cost saving potential of the relevant marketed product.

The scheme is invoked for 21 equipment/appliances, i.e. Room Air Conditioners, Tubular Fluorescent Tube Lights, Frost Free Refrigerators, Distribution Transformers, Induction Motors, Direct Cool Refrigerator, electric storage type geyser, Ceiling fans, Color TVs, Agricultural pump sets, LPG stoves, Washing machine, Laptops, ballast, floor standing ACs, office automation products, Diesel Generating sets & Diesel pumpsets.

Of which the first 4 products have been notified under mandatory labelling from 2010.

The other appliances are presently under voluntary labelling phase.

The energy efficiency labelling programs under BEE are intended to reduce the energy consumption of appliance without diminishing the services it provides to consumers.

The most recent additions to the list of labelled products are variable capacity AC's and LED lamps.

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