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Differences of the New EU energy label

According to EU regulations, from January 1, 2019, suppliers are obliged to register the necessary data about the energy consumption of each product they place on the market into the EPREL database.

In addition, from March 1, 2021, the European Union requires a new version of the energy label to be applicable to all offline stores and e-commerce platforms.

Amazon also published announcements to remind sellers that starting from March 1, 2021, new energy labels for electrical appliances will be needed. New labels for lamps were also started in September 2021, and other products will be launched in the next few years.

Amazon is also making an announcement to remind sellers that starting from March, new labels will be needed. New labels for lamps and lanterns will also start in September 2021, and other products will be launched in the next few years.

What is the difference between the new EU new energy label and the previous one?

In terms of label format

The new energy efficiency label is slightly changed from the previous one.

  1. The ENERG logo is different.
  2. Positions of the supplier’s name and product model are different.
  3. The classification of grade is different.  The number of grades is the same: 7 grades for energy efficiency classification.  But in the old version it was A++, A+, A, B, C, D, E. The new version is A, B, C, D, E, F, G.
  4. Additional requirements for QR code.
New EU energy efficiency label vs. old version

In terms of label content

1. Supplier’s name or trademark

2. Supplier model

3. Energy efficiency grade from A to G

4. Power loss = power in power-on mode

5. QR code

6. The energy efficiency grade that the product complies with

7. Regulation number “2019/2015”

In terms of label size requirement

Standard size (at least 36mm x 75mm)

Small size (at least 20mm x 54mm)

Where to get the new EU energy label template?

You can download the new EU energy label here for free(source: European Union official website).

What should sellers react to the new energy efficiency label?

It is worth noting that sellers need to provide product energy efficiency test report in addition to the information of the responsible person to register the EU new energy label. Therefore, before registering the new energy label information, sellers must obtain product energy efficiency test reports firstly to avoid delays in registration.

To know more about the EU new energy label rules, we recommend you to visit this link from European Commission official website.