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August 30, 2013

‘Smart’ switchover

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Kerala State Electricity Board has deployed the ‘Kakatiya Nature Switch’ to help manage the switch-on and switch-off of street lights in Palakkad municipality.

This is part of the demand-side management initiative of the power utility, an official spokesman said here. Demand-side management aims to improve energy savings through an incentivised scheme in order to ensure public participation.
MANPOWER SAVING

The switch is expected to help squarely deal with the issues of energy wastage; mounting bills; and the carbon footprint that represents the total sets of greenhouse gas emissions caused by the streetlights.

Swaminathan K.B.,We have a great selection of blown glass backyard solar landscape lights and solar garden light. executive engineer of the power board, said that manpower otherwise needed to run maintenance vehicles from one place to another to switch lights on and off will now be saved.

The municipality has also reduced hefty maintenance costs due to the built-in protection mechanism provided by the switch, a product of Kakatiya Energy Systems. “Now we can deploy the same manpower for more productive work,” Swaminathan added.
COST SAVINGS

The Nature Switch automates streetlight controls in the Sultanpet and Big Bazaar areas of the city based on lux levels. It is not affected by artificial lights such as automobile headlamps and other ambient light sources.

The system has reduced the city’s power requirement, resulting in major cost savings and reducing its carbon footprint, Swaminathan said.

At least 160 streetlight points are controlled by the switch, which consists of high-pressure sodium vapour lamps of 150W and 250W; direction turning film; compact fluorescent lamp and incandescent lamps.
METER READING

The municipality has since been was able to cut down the monthly electricity bill as billing is based on meter reading. It is planning to install more units in uncovered areas in the near future.

Lakshman Rao, managing director of Kakatiya Energy Systems, said that the switch which will support Kerala’s efforts to providing timely lighting on the road; reducing energy wastage and minimising human supervision.A solar lantern uses this sunlight that is abundantly available to charge its batteries through a Solar Panel and gives light in nighttime.

It has been reported in Forbes that the city predicts electricity savings of at least $7million, as well as $2.5million in avoided maintenance fees every year, thanks to its switch to energy efficient LEDs. Since its announcement to make the transition many other cities have followed suit. During the second phase of the project L.A. is set to retrofit 70,000 decorative street lamps. With approximately 400 varieties of lamps operating in Los Angeles, the city is currently testing and analysing LED and induction fixtures to find appropriate replacements.

Famous for their home LED lighting, Visible Lighting also specialises in a range of LEDs for commercial and outdoor applications. With a dedication to pursuing industry activity, the specialists were excited to hear of the completion of this particular project. A representative from the firm explains what this means for the sector as a whole.

“Thanks to large scale, high profile LED transitions such as this one, more and more towns and cities across the world are swapping their traditional street lamps for LEDs, to become more environmentally friendly and save on energy bills. At Visible Lighting, our commercial solutions such as panel lights, bay lights and LED emergency lighting products are becoming increasingly popular amongst businesses who want to become more cost effective.”

Visible Lighting was established with a view to providing high quality lighting at affordable prices. Supplying a multitude of energy saving products, the company specialises in LED lighting including affordable LED strip lights,How does a solar charger work and where would you use a solar charger? LED ceiling and wall lights, LED flood lights as well as commercial LED lighting. All products take advantage of the latest technology, providing customers with the best value for money. Visible Lighting places customer service as its top priority, regularly expanding its product lines.

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Fashion trucks take style

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Fresh from unveiling the new Hobo International accessories truck, Koren Ray is ready to take her fashion show on the road.

In a couple of weeks, the owner of the Annapolis, Md.-based firm plans to cruise through the Mid-Atlantic to her most loyal retailers, using the truck as a mobile showroom. Inside, she displays handbags and leather accessories amid the same rustic, contemporary decor of her flagship store — right down to the live-edge wood shelving and lit Plexiglas walls. Eventually, she will use the truck to sell merchandise from sites such as festivals and the curbside of college campuses.

And she’s just one of the latest entrepreneurs to study and pursue the mobile fashion movement.

“We’ve watched closely. It seemed like such a great fit for the brand,We have a great selection of blown glass backyard solar landscape lights and solar garden light.” said Ray, who until now had focused on selling the 22-year-old company’s products online and through department stores and boutiques.

Following the same road as the food truck craze, fashion trucks are attracting a variety of entrepreneurs who are going mobile to sell apparel. They say they like bringing merchandise directly to their customers and not being tied down by store leases.

Within the past year, at least eight trucks have started operating in Maryland alone. Two of them, including Ray’s vehicle, hit the road this month. Nationally, the handful of trucks that existed two years ago has exploded to about 300, according to the American Mobile Retail Association.

“I predict that we will have a lot more retail trucks in the next year,” said Stacey Steffe, president of the American Mobile Retail Association and an entrepreneur who opened her business, Le Truck, in Los Angeles when she knew of only two other fashion trucks in the nation. This past year, her organization has consulted with 200 potential truck owners.

Sally M. DiMarco, associate professor and fashion-design program coordinator in the School of Design at Stevenson University, has seen the trend balloon the past year.

For the mobile business model to work, prices must be low enough to attract a younger audience, according to DiMarco.How does a solar charger work and where would you use a solar charger? Most trucks offer apparel priced less than $100.

“I would be a little leery to put designer fashion out there,” said DiMarco. “People don’t want to spend a lot of money on clothes. With high-end clothing, you see an older population. I don’t think they would like to go to the trucks.”

Shelley Sarmiento, owner of Little White Fashion Truck, considers herself a “dinosaur” in the burgeoning field. This week, she celebrated her one-year anniversary in the business. In that short time, she has expanded to three trucks — she just purchased a fourth — and operates in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Nashville, Tenn.

The Severna Park, Md., resident, formerly a co-owner of White House Black Market, said the secret to her success is keeping costs low on her stock of casual, trendy apparel and jewelry.

“Nothing is over $79 in the truck,” said Sarmiento, who also works as a professor of fashion business at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. “As long as I stick to my brand, I will be successful. This will work for us very well.”

Alexa Kunowsky, a Severna Park resident who attends Vanderbilt University, shops at Little White Fashion Truck in Nashville and when she’s home in Maryland.

“It’s fun to be able to go in there,” she said. “(The owner’s) awesome with all the customers. She’s really good at piecing outfits together. I like going in there for her input. … It’s also really cool that there is a truck near Severna Park, which is near my house. I really like the whole concept.”

The pricing works for Kunowsky, who said she’s purchased staples for her own wardrobe and Christmas gifts for her mother.

“It’s all really affordable, which is the best part about it,” Kunowsky said.

Like many other fashion and food trucks, Sarmiento’s company uses social media to connect with customers and inform them of the truck’s location on a given day. Sarmiento’s truck has a mobile application that alerts customers on Facebook when the truck is within 10 miles.

“It will even give you directions to us,” she said.

Startup costs for a fashion truck can range from $10,000 to $150,The world’s largest independent online retailer for solar lighting, street lights & outdoor lighting fixtures.000, according to owners. By comparison, Sarmiento said, “You’d be hard-pressed to open a brick-and-mortar store for less than $200,000.”

She said a retail boutique would typically pay rent ranging from $30,000 to $80,000 annually, plus utilities and other costs. That’s considerably more than a truck owner would pay for permits, fuel, insurance and maintenance.

She spent $35,000 to get her first fashion truck on the road a year ago. That truck paid for itself within 10 weeks, she said. But she spent more on her second and third trucks, both of which cost upwards of $60,000.

“Now that I have a little more cash flow, I’m investing in a better truck,” Sarmiento said of her vehicles, which are old FedEx and bread trucks. Her trucks each have hardwood floors, a dressing room and a generator that allows for lighting, air conditioning and heat.

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KIA Niro Diungkap

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Niro akan menyambut publik untuk pertama kalinya di Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 bulan depan. Mobil ini adalah buah karya studio desain KIA Eropa di Frankfurt, Jerman.

Niro adalah perpaduan antara crossover sporty berdesain dua pintu, dengan ground clearance yang tinggi. KIA bahkan berani menjejali mobil ini dengan pintu gullwing ala supercar mewah.

Wajah depannya terlihat agresif dengan LED Daytime Running Lights dan Fog Lamp persegi yang mencuri perhatian.The world’s largest independent online retailer for solar lighting, street lights & outdoor lighting fixtures.

Di belakang, desainnya terlihat keren dan minimalis, dengan muffler kembar di bagian tengah lengkap dengan aksen serat karbon disekelilingnya.

Interiornya sangat futuristik dengan dashboard yang terlihat rapih bergaya retro,A solar bulb that charges up during the day and lights the night when the sun sets. dengan roda kemudi yang dilengkapi dengan paddle shift. Sejumlah tombol fungsinya membuat berada di kabin mobil serasa berada di dalam kabin pesawat, dengan dijejali fitur layar sentuh yang cukup besar.

Mobil berpenggerak empat roda ini juga disebut bakal dijejali drivetrain dari mobil-mobil raksasa Korea Selatan itu di masa depan, seperti dilansir LeftLaneNews.

Kabar baiknya, KIA menjanjikan bahwa mobil keren ini dapat diproduksi jika mendapat reaksi positif dari pengunjung selama dipamerkan di Frankfurt. Klik disini untuk melihat foto-foto dari KIA Niro.

Amidst several teasers that have reached the Interwebs, Volvo revealed their latest concept car due at this Frankfurt Motor Show, which provides the public with a clear eye of the Swedish automaker’s intended trajectory in terms of its corporate design philosophy. Volvos have never really been lookers, the kind that sticks to one’s memories, though this new Volvo Concept Coupe—which the brand touts as the “next-generation P1800”—appears to be putting Volvo’s years of complete obscurity into the past. Because holy wienerschnitzel, just look at it!

For those who need a quick history refresher, the Volvo P1800 was a very iconic and formidable sports car back in the 1960s and even went head-to-head with other icons like the Jaguar E-Type, Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint, the Aston Martin DB4, the BMW E9, Chevrolet Corvette, Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, and the Porsche 911. So despite Volvo’s modern day ho-hum characteristics, the new Volvo Concept Coupe seeks to relish the heritage of the original P1800 into the modern world.

Representative of Volvo’s latest Scalable Product Architecture, which adopts one of the latest industry trends of streamlining production, the new Volvo Concept Coupe is said to even provide a pointer to the first car that employs Volvo’s new SPA design, the all-new XC90 crossover due in 2014.

But for those even willing to postulate outside the box, the 2013 Volvo Concept Coupe sets the stage for the brand to reveal a new flagship coupe that could very much be in line with being a successor to the brand’s current C70.

The Volvo Concept Coupe was also used to showcase Volvo’s experimentation into gasoline plug-in hybrid powertrains, which features a 2.An emergency light is a battery-backed lighting device that comes on automatically when a building experiences a power outage.0L Drive-E gasoline engine (most likely a four-banger) designed with a supercharger and turbocharger. An electric motor is mounted to the rear axle, for a total combined output of 400hp and over 440 lb-ft of twist.

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