Directive on Energy-related Products (ErP) 2009/125/EG
This directive aims to improve the environmental impact of products that operate using energy by specifying even more energy-efficient measures and more specific ecological design requirements. In addition to reducing power consumption, the directive is also geared towards the product’s life cycle, from the development right through to the disposal phase. Thus when it comes to displaying products, the materials consumption, radiation, and toxicity of materials used are taken into consideration and, accordingly, are implemented in the product development and production phases by InFocus.
The first ErP regulation to come into force is the Regulation for standby and off mode, which is effective as of January 2010. Tighter standby and off modes were set for January 2013. The objective of this Regulation is to reduce the energy consumption of all household and office products. As a general rule, products must have an off mode (0W) and/or a standby mode (<0.5W).