In India, the Standards & Labeling Program (a five-star rating), an energy-efficiency labeling system for household electrical products, has been launched since May 2006, and products subject to both the mandatory and the voluntary labeling systems are specified. The products covered by this program are listed below.

 

Standards & Labeling Program

Mandatory Scheme

Schedule Equipment
Schedule 1 Frost Free (No-Frost) Refrigerator
Schedule 2 Tubular Fluorescent Lamps
Schedule 3 Room Air Conditioners
Schedule 3(A) RAC (Cassette, Floor Standing Tower, Ceiling, Corner AC)
Schedule 4 Distribution Transformer
Schedule 5 Direct Cool Refrigerator
Schedule 10 Electric Geysers
Schedule 11 Color TV
Schedule 19 Variable Capacity Air Conditioners
Schedule 20 LED Lamps

Voluntary Scheme

Schedule Equipment
Schedule 6 Induction Motors
Schedule 7 Agricultural Pump Sets
Schedule 8 Ceiling Fans
Schedule 9 Domestic LPG Stoves
Schedule 12 Washing Machine
Schedule 13 Diesel Engine Driven Monoset Pumps for Agricultural Purposes
Schedule 14 Computer (Notebook/Laptops)
Schedule 15 Ballast (Electronic/Magnetic)
Schedule 16 Office equipment’s (Printer, Copier, Scanner, MFD’s)
Schedule 17 Solid State Inverter
Schedule 18 Diesel Generator
Schedule 21 Chillers
Schedule 22 Microwave Ovens
Schedule 23 Solar Water Heaters
Schedule 24 Light Commercial Air Conditioners
Schedule 25 Deep Freezers

 

Examples

Deep Freezers

Deep Freezers were added to the voluntary Scheme in March 5, 2020. The program covers hardtop and glazed chest-type freezers that meet the safety requirements of Indian Standard “IS302-2-24: Safety of household and similar electrical appliances” and the energy performance requirements of “IS7872: Specification for Freezers”. The energy consumption standard for freezers is based on annual energy consumption (kWh/year) and this standard is valid from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021.

Energy consumption standard for hardtop chest-type freezers
(Valid from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021)

Star rating Annual Energy Consumption (Et) (kWh/year, 38℃)
4.23*V + 126.65 ≤ AEC < 5.07*V + 151.98
★★ 3.52*V+ 105.54 ≤ AEC < 4.23*V + 126.65
★★★ 2.82*V + 84.43 ≤ AEC < 3.52*V+ 105.54
★★★★ 2.25*V + 67.55 ≤ AEC < 2.82*V + 84.43
★★★★★ AEC < 2.25*V + 67.55

Energy consumption standard for glazed chest-type freezers
(Valid from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021)

Star rating Annual Energy Consumption (Et) (kWh/year, 38℃)
7.68*V + 511.17 ≤ AEC < 9.21*V + 613.40
★★ 6.40*V+ 425.97 ≤ AEC < 7.68*V + 511.17
★★★ 5.12*V + 340.78 ≤ AEC < 6.40*V+ 425.97
★★★★ 4.09*V + 272.62 ≤ AEC < 5.12*V + 340.78
★★★★★ AEC < 4.09*V + 272.62

Sample Label