MEPS and Labelling for Electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps: TCVN 7897: 2008 (applied by 78/2013/QD-TTg)

Last updated: 4 November 2019

This standard is adopted based on the title year, but only takes effect in the market based on the following laws:

    • Decision 51/2011/QD-TTg & Decision 03/2013/QD-TTg stipulates the list of equipment subject to energy labelling program, application of MEPS and the roadmap.
          1. For home appliances group: As of January 1, 2014, it is not allowed to import and produce devices with energy efficiency below the minimum energy efficiency.
          2. For industrial equipment, office equipment and commercial equipment: From January 1, 2015, it is not allowed to import and produce equipment with energy efficiency levels below the minimum energy efficiency.
          3. For round light products (incandescent lamps): From January 1, 2013, it is forbidden to import, produce and circulate lamps with a capacity of greater than 60 W.
    • Decision 78/2013/QD-TTg, stipulates the list of equipment and roadmap for rejecting lower than MEPS appliance/equipment
          1. For household appliances and industrial equipment: From January 1, 2015, it is not allowed to import and produce equipment with energy efficiency levels below the minimum energy efficiency.

Promulgated 25 December 2013.

MEPS is based on the following:

Ballast Efficiency Performance Factor (BEF)

18W: 4.78

20W: 4.37

32W: 2.68

36W: 2.40

40W: 2.27

Equipment will have an endorsement label if it follows the standard.

National standard TCVN 7897: 2008 for electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps - Energy efficiency has been replaced by the national standard TCVN 7897: 2013 for electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps - Performance efficiency amount .

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Lighting