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Hong Kong Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme
The Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (EELS) is an energy conservation initiative that the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has adopted. Under the scheme, some common types of appliances will incorporate an energy label that serves to inform consumers of the product's energy consumption and efficiency. Consumers should then be able to take those factors into account and make their purchasing decision.
The full EELS will be implemented in phases for various groups of household appliances and office equipments. This scheme now covers electrical appliances including refrigerators, room coolers, washing machines, compact fluorescent lamps, electric clothes dryers, electric storage water heaters, electric rice-cookers, dehumidifiers, televisions and electronic ballasts. In addition, it covers office equipment include photocopiers and multi-function devices, laser printers, LCD monitors, computers and fax machines.
The EELS is applicable to manufacturers, importers, or other related parties with new registered appliances imported to or manufactured in Hong Kong with effect from the date that is declared by the participants but does not cover second-hand products, products already in existing use, under trans-shipment or manufactured for export, etc.
Registration Process: To participate in the EELS, manufacturers, importers or related parties will need to submit an proforma letter of application to EMSD's, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Energy Efficiency Office by mail, fax or email along with the required information and test reports. The proforma letter of application can be downloaded at http://www.emsd.gov.hk/emsd/eng/pee/eels_sch_doc.shtml.
Hong Kong Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme for Bathing Showerheads
The voluntary WELS, Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme, is one of the water conservation initiatives that the Government of HKSAR has adopted from Australia. It covers the common types of plumbing fixtures and water consuming appliances. Product participating in the WELS will incorporate a water efficiency label that serves to inform consumers of its water consumption level and efficiency rating. Consumers should then be able to take these factors into account in making their purchasing decision.
The full WELS will be implemented in phases for various groups of plumbing fixtures and water-consuming appliances. Bathing showerhead is the first group of products to be implemented in the WELS. Registration for bathing showerheads has commenced on 10 September 2009.
The WELS is applicable to manufacturers, importers, or other related parties with new showerheads imported to or manufactured in Hong Kong but does not include second-hand products, products already in existing use, under trans-shipment or manufactured for export.
The testing methodology for bathing showerheads are referenced according to the Australian/New Zealand Standard, No. AS/NZS 3662:2005 - Performance of Showers for Bathing with Amendment No. 1. Essential there are two testing criteria, Flow Rate Test and Performance Requirements.
Registration Process: To participate in the WELS, manufacturers, importers or related parties will need to submit an proforma application form to WSD, Water Supplies Department by mail, fax or email along with the required information and test reports. The proforma application form can be downloaded at http://www.wsd.gov.hk/en/wels/.
Battery for Home Appliances
Is there a Battery in your Home Appliances? Small home appliances are very popular in our daily life. Lithium battery is an essential part of a home appliance as it supplies the power for operating. The effectiveness and life of the home appliances is no doubt influenced and restricted by its battery inside.
Is your Battery Safe? Intertek experts can offer guidance to you to meet the compliance. The changes to Standard IEC 62133, UL 1642 are effective from May 2012.
From 1st May, 2012, the cells and batteries must be fully tested to IEC 62133 for CB certification.
Is it the Best Battery for your Home Appliances? Intertek has the expertise to help you select the right battery and ensure your home appliances reach its full potential.
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