Tests and Trials of Domestic Appliances - Testlab

Last updated: 5 November 2017
The Swedish Energy Agency runs the Testlab laboratory that carries out tests and trials on domestic appliances, including: refrigerators, freezers, stoves, dish washers, washing machines, tumblers, lamps, home electronics, and vacuum cleaners. The test results are used to guide buyers towards better and more energy-efficient appliances and to encourage manufacturers to produce such appliances. Certain tests are carried out on behalf of companies and are financed by them.
Testlab also carries out trials to check that products are labelled in accordance with the energy labelling system that is mandatory in the EU. A large part of the work at Testlab focuses on developing new methods and drawing up new laws and regulations for labelling and standardization. International cooperation is important and is increasing in these areas. The EU Directives concerning "EcoDesign" and "Labelling" require the expertise and participation of Testlab. Testlab is located in Stockholm and was previously run by the Swedish Consumer Agency.

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