Smart TVs must now meet EU energy efficiency rules

Smart televisions, coffee machines and gas ovens are among the appliances affected by new energy efficiency measures


New EU energy efficiency measures require smart televisions to be able to switch themselves into standby mode when not in use.

The rules, which came into force on 1 January, apply to the sale of all new routers, hubs, modems, and televisions and printers connected to the internet.

And new coffee machines have to switch into a low-power standby mode after a certain amount of time.

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