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

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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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