We tested thirteen brands of 40W GLS bulbs as per the specifications set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
We conducted extended life test on 11 brands of tubelights, in two parts. The first part was up to 3,500 hours and the second was up to 5,000 hours.
The ideal efficacy of a 36W tubelight, i.e. the value obtained by dividing the rated light output (2425 lumens) by the rated wattage (36W) is 67.36. In 36W tubelights, the average efficacy (lumen/wattage) of Bajaj was the highest at 67.57, fol..
We recommend Wipro, Surya HBT and New Cema Super as our Best Buys among the 40W tubelights.
We tested 8 brands of foreign-made hairdryers against the Indian Standards and found all of them unsafe.
We tested five brands of steam irons – Philips, Black & Decker Bajaj, Spherehot, Morphy Richards and Kenstar. All failed to meet the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) specifications in one or more parameters. Though the ISI mark is n..
Toasters are covered under Quality Control Order and the regulating authority is the office of the Commissioner of Electricity in each state and toasters should conform to the specific standard.
We tested 14 brands of 1200 mm ceiling fans. The brands tested within the 220-240 voltage range were Almonard (Popular), Anchor (Cool & Comfort), Ashok (Regular), Asian (Speedee), Cinni (Regular), Crompton (High Speed), Khaitan (Zolta), O..
We tested 14 brands of 60 W, 230 V pear shaped bulbs and 2 brands of 60 W 250 V mushroom shaped bulbs. The brands tested in the 230 V category include Anchor, Bajaj, Cema Super, Crompton, Diamond, ECE Amarjyoti, GE Crystal Clear, Khaitan, Myso..
23 brands of foreign-made self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps were tested against international standards and label claims. All the brands failed to give out the necessary light. None of the brands tested met the labelling requirements. &..
We tested two samples (230V, 1000W) each of 13 brands of electric immersion water heaters representing reasonably all parts of the country. The names of the brands tested are, Spherehot, ABC, Bajaj, National Super, Powerpack, Suntrack, Soni, K..
We tested 21 national and regional brands of plugs against specifications of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
We tested eight brands of room heaters with fan as per the specifications set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
We tested 8 national brands of food mixers. In the overall ranking based on convenience related to safety, energy consumption and performance and ease of handling, National, the costliest, was adjudged the best mixer followed by Sumeet. Bajaj ..
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A recent report published by the Ministry of Power has shattered the State Governmentâ€™s claim that Gujarat is surplus in power. Consumer Education and Research Society (CERS), Ahmedabad, has objected to the Energy Ministerâ€™s stat..
Consumer Education and Research Society (CERS), Ahmedabad, has protested before the Ministry of Power (MoP) for having succumbed under pressure from electricity companies and come out with an amendment to the Electricity Act, known as “T..
INSIGHT – The Consumer Magazine (July-August 2007), published by Consumer Education and Research Society (CERS), Ahmedabad, carries the findings of its in-house comparative product testing laboratory on the extended life test of 7 brands..
Consumer Education and Research Society (CERS), Ahmedabad, has filed a petition before the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), demanding the refund of the reconnection charges collected by the State-owned distribution companies (..