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Any regulatory system has to move with times. The scope and grading standards of MEELS are kept under regular reviews to ensure that the grading standards will lag behind technological advancement. The scope of MEELS is also regularly reviewed to cover more products and hence increase the penetration rate of products bearing energy labels.

Review of Scope and Grading Standards of MEELS

Development History
Phase Type of Products Commencement Date Fully Implementation Date Coverage
Phase 1 Room Air Conditioners (Cooling Function) 9 May 2008 9 November 2009 Rated cooling capacity not exceeding 7.5 kW
Phase 1 Refrigerating Appliances 9 May 2008 9 November 2009 Rated total storage volume not exceeding 500 L
Phase 1 Compact Fluorescent Lamps 9 May 2008 9 November 2009 Rated lamp wattage up to 60 W
Phase 2 Washing Machines 19 March 2010 19 September 2011 Rated washing capacity not exceeding 7 kg
Phase 2 Dehumidifiers 19 March 2010 19 September 2011 Rated dehumidifying capacity not exceeding 35 L per day
Review of Grading Standards Room Air Conditioners (Cooling Function) 31 October 2014 25 November 2015 Rated cooling capacity not exceeding 7.5 kW
Review of Grading Standards Refrigerating Appliances 31 October 2014 25 November 2015 Rated total storage volume not exceeding 500 L
Review of Grading Standards Washing Machines 31 October 2014 25 November 2015 Rated washing capacity not exceeding 7 kg
Phase 3 Televisions 1 June 2018 1 December 2019 Rated visible diagonal screen size exceeding 50 cm but not exceeding 250 cm
Phase 3 Storage Type Electric Water Heaters 1 June 2018 1 December 2019 Rated water storage capacity not exceeding 50 L
Phase 3 Induction Cookers 1 June 2018 1 December 2019 Rated power not less than 700 W but not exceeding 3500 W for heating unit
Phase 3 Room Air Conditioners (Cooling and Heating Function) 1 June 2018 1 December 2019 Extend the coverage from only cooling function to include heating function
Phase 3 Washing Machines 1 June 2018 1 December 2019 Extend the rated washing capacity from not exceeding 7 kg to not exceeding 10 kg
Review of Grading Standards Single Package Type Room Air Conditioners 31 December 2020 31 December 2021 Rated cooling capacity not exceeding 7.5 kW
Review of Grading Standards Dehumidifiers 31 December 2020 31 December 2021 Rated dehumidifying capacity not exceeding 35 L per day
Review of Grading Standards Compact Fluorescent Lamps 31 December 2020 31 December 2021 Rated lamp wattage up to 60 W