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Shall displays provided as spare parts be considered out of scope of the regulation ?

The regulation specifies in Article 1 (2) point (g) that displays that are components or sub-assemblies as defined in point 2 of Article 2 of Directive 2009/125/EU are excluded from the scope of the regulation. 

Displays integrated in other products can be considered as components or sub-assemblies, and therefore excluded from the scope of the Regulation if their environmental performance cannot be assessed independently as stated in in point 2 of Article 2 of Directive 2009/125/EU. It is irrelevant whether a display is commercialised as 'component or sub-assembly', 'spare part', 'display tile' or 'integrated display'.

Displays provided as spare parts are therefore exempted if for example they do not have a suitable interface for data and power which can be used by authorities for the purpose of testing or other characteristics that would prevent assessing their compliance independently of the product.

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