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August 30, 2013

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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August 27, 2013

Billboards on road

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“Five years ago when it rained constantly for 10 hours, a motorcyclist took shelter from rain under a billboard.We carry a extensive line of Parking Lot Lighting inventory. It fell down on him and a few other people who had gathered under it,” recalls Amber Alibhai, a representative of Shehri a not-for-profit organisation which looks into civic problems facing the city. The misery caused by the recent rains in Karachi would have multiplied if these billboards had fallen down.

“In no civilised city are billboards placed on main roads. Not only are they a traffic distraction but also a threat to life if they fall down during a storm or heavy downpour,” she adds.An emergency light is a battery-backed lighting device that comes on automatically when a building experiences a power outage.

At the Ayesha Bawany School on Sharea Faisal putting up a 90-foot tall bill board on the rooftop caused quite a stir among the parents who considered it to be a threat to the life of their children. “What if it fell down on the head of a student?” claimed an anxious parent. The school already has two tall billboards perched at its rooftop. They belong to a brand of paint, which the school spokesperson claims, is owned by the owners.

“The school does not get paid for the two billboards, the paint brand belongs to the school owners,” he said, adding that work for the third billboard came to a halt after the cantonment board ordered against it.

At many places in Gulshan and NIPA, trees have been chopped to make way for billboards.

“From Hasan Square to the bus stand near my house, I used to walk under the shady trees which took up the entire service lane. Recently they have been chopped off and billboards have been placed there instead,” complained Fauzia Ali, a student at Karachi University.

Until recently huge billboards had been erected at the Kothari Parade, which had hid the fa?ade of the beautiful heritage site. Billboards with moving objects such as flash lights are a distraction, drivers claim. Opposite the Regent Plaza on Sharea Faisal, a washing powder company had placed a billboard with the flashing outlines of a water tub. “Sometimes I got so engrossed in looking at it that I missed vehicles,” said Aftab Ahmed, who drives from Saddar to PECHS everyday.

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has a strict size for billboards. In a pre-monsoon meeting held by former KMC administrator Hashim Raza Zaidi, directives to fix the billboards were given.

“Advertising devices, including billboards, should be installed in such a manner that their size and height doesn’t affect the traffic on roads and corridors and also do not cause accidents,” he had said.

But nothing happened after it. There is no controlling authority to keep a check on billboards in Karachi. It is distributed among the KMC, cantonment boards and the Karachi Development Authority. And that explains the different sizes of billboards spread all over the city. “Each body all has its own rules,” claims Alibhai.

WYNDHAM Vacation Resorts Coffs Harbour is the only Australian finalist in the prestigious “Go Green Awards” which recognise resorts that demonstrate extensive environmental initiatives.

Since placing third in the awards in 2010 Wyndham Coffs Harbour- Treetops has implemented a host of green initiatives, making it a strong contender for this year’s top prize.

The property is now at stage three of its LED lighting upgrades, taking the resort to 50% LED lighting. A second 10Kw solar system was installed this year to reduce energy consumption. Eight new speed controlled pool pumps have also been implemented, leading to an impressive 85% reduction in power costs in the resort’s pump room.

Together these initiatives have seen on average, a consistent 15% reduction in overall power usage.

The resort generates its own fertilizer for its extensive gardens, using a small tractor, a chipper-shredder and two bays for green waste and mulch.

An onsite worm farm assists the process, and is also used to dispose of food scraps. A new program is currently being developed which will also allow guests to contribute to the worm farm.

Apartments feature recycling bins,A solar bulb that charges up during the day and lights the night when the sun sets. water efficient washing machines and dishwashers and environmentally friendly taps and shower heads, while rainwater tanks are used for irrigation on the property.

Children at the resort are encouraged to learn about the environment, with each young guest receiving a “Wynnie and Friends” Adventure pack which includes games and educational material.

The childrens’ characters were developed as part of the highly-successful, companywide Wyndham Green program, which aims to conserve resources, preserve natural habitats and prevent pollution.

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August 23, 2013

Follow-Up on Khayelitsha Streetlights

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Follow-Up on Khayelitsha Streetlights

In February, GroundUp published a report on the issue of street lights in Khayelitsha, in particular on Lansdowne Road and Mew Way. Activist organizations — the Social Justice Coalition (SJC), Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Equal Education (EE) — held a march on 4 February in Khayelitsha.We have a great selection of blown glass backyard solar landscape lights and solar garden light.

City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille, who attended the march, received a memorandum that the City should ensure that street lights were functioning in Khayelitsha. It also demanded that the City implement the installation of street lights where they were not available and fix damaged and vandalized lights within Lansdowne Road and Khayelitsha.

GroundUp ran a follow-up story in April, and it seems there has been some improvement.

Councillor Danile Khatshwa of Ward 96 (Makhaza in Khayelitsha) said street lights in his ward from Lindela Road to Baden Powell Drive have been fixed and are working.

“Since I submitted complaints from residents within my ward, the street lights have been fixed and are functioning. You would only find that about one or two street lights are not working, but I can say that there’s been an improvement,” he said.

Zodwa Sinkempele (20), a Community Librarian at Equal Education said that she has some mixed feelings when it comes to the issue of street lights. “Since the march, I have seen some improvement in the functioning of the [street] lights. But I don’t know whether the City only fixed the lights because we were pressuring them, or they only fixed the lights to get us out of their way then discontinued with the work they were supposed to do.”

Khatshwa admitted there are however some parts of Khayelitsha that still remain in the dark.

“Despite the improvements on street lights in Makhaza, major sections in Khayelitsha still remain without functioning street lights,How does a solar charger work and where would you use a solar charger? particularly along Lansdowne Road .. Even some of the newly implemented streetlights are not of the best quality.”

Councillor Danile felt that the newly installed lights were not as bright as the previously installed lights,A solar lantern uses this sunlight that is abundantly available to charge its batteries through a Solar Panel and gives light in nighttime. and felt that much brighter streetlights should have been installed. GroundUp went out at night to see whether this statement was true. The streetlights at Makhaza are very bright, and about 15 floodlights are providing light for the Site B, Town Two and Makhaza areas.

In addition to the three small bedrooms, the one-story house has two discreet sleeping lofts.

“We wanted small rooms,” says Mr. Christiansen, which he says encourages the family to get together in the large central living and dining area. The master bedroom has a wall that opens entirely onto a private deck overlooking a tree-lined yard.

They hoped to finish by Christmas 2011, but delays on foundation and basement work meant a half-year postponement. They finally moved in July 2012, spending more than $500,00 on the project.

A basement is unusual for a summer house in the area, says Mr. Christiansen, but it was necessary to conceal the complicated technology involved in making the house energy efficient. Outfitted with a heat pump, solar panels and photovoltaic cells, the house can generate all of its heating, and can contribute electricity to the grid when the family is away.

Triple-glazed windows and near-total insulation mean that controlled ventilation is essential, and the house is programmed to ventilate itself four times a day. Heating can be controlled by a smartphone app,Shop funtional and elegant solar lights, outdoor solar lighting, solar garden lights, path lights and decorative solar lights. which allows the house to be just the right temperature when the family arrives for winter weekends.

In addition to the main house, the property has a new free-standing sauna, lined with ash wood and equipped with a large picture window. The wood-burning sauna oven is imported from Finland. Mr. Christiansen designed the sauna himself. “It is beautiful sitting here in 175-degree heat,” he says, of his winter sauna sessions, which end with a roll in the snow.

Saunas aren’t rare in Denmark, but “most Danes who build a sauna end up using them for storage,” says Mr. Christiansen. The couple, looking ahead to the property’s resale value, built the sauna to be easily converted into a guesthouse.

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August 19, 2013

DAN HARVEY was a fat kid

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DAN HARVEY was a fat kid, which is probably why we became friends in the first place. In the rigid corporeal hierarchy of childhood, you’re either the right weight or you’re not: too big and you’re a fat-ass; too skinny and you’re a faggot. We were a perfect pair, like something out of a children’s tale: the Elephant and the Giraffe, as we nicknamed ourselves during a trip to the Toronto Zoo. What might it be like to take up a different kind of space in the world? But Dan and I were stuck with the bodies we had.

We grew up on neighbouring cul-de-sacs in Guelph, Ontario, and our elementary school was nearby. During recess, Dan sat by himself near the school doors, flicking pebbles at nothing. I was stick thin and bookish. Without a father, I had never learned to move like the other boys, didn’t know how to throw a football or swing a bat. So Dan and I found each other. In junior high, as cliques hardened, we drew closer, sitting for hours in his wood-panelled basement, where we talked about bands—Radiohead, Tool, Pink Floyd—in the rockist shorthand of teenage boys.

Dan played the saxophone then, and he looked as if he were fighting the thing, his cheeks red and puffed, his pudgy fingers manipulating the keys. He was, more than anyone I’ve ever known, an embodied person, moving like a tank and altering the gravity of any room he entered. He highlighted his curly brown hair with blond, and often wore two shirts at a time, as if trying to constrain his bulging proportions.

In grade nine, Dan and I attended the Halloween dance. Kids strutted around like pubescent bowerbirds, and we lurked on the fringes, terrified of the costumed girls around us. A few of them approached. One, a short brunette with blue eyes and a wide smile, had noticed Dan. She was dressed as a bee, black and yellow antennae wiggling on her head. I pushed Dan—who was convinced that he’d die a fat virgin—in her direction.

“I hear you like me,” Dan said.

“Yeah.”

“Do you want to go out?”

“Yeah.”

They danced the rest of the night, the girl’s hands reaching up to rest on Dan’s shoulders, his fingers closing around her waist. As we walked home, Dan realized that he had forgotten to ask her name. It was Jess.

By now, Dan’s rolls were starting to solidify. While I remained gawky, he developed into a natural athlete, his size—six feet four and nearly 300 pounds—an asset instead of a humiliation. He played football and basketball but grew to adore rugby, addicted to the sheer physicality of the sport. Acting also drew him in, and though he was usually typecast as the dumb jock or the idiot sheriff, he loved the attention. It was a way of attracting the spotlight on his own terms; you couldn’t call him fat if he called himself fat first. When we formed a band—I took up the guitar, Dan played bass—he sometimes prefaced performances with an apology. “If I mess up, it’s not my fault,” he told the audience. “I was born with fat fingers.”

He was still the closest friend I had, but I resented him, too. He had buddies on the football team and a girlfriend; he lost his virginity two years before I did. When he got his driver’s licence, I started treating him like a chauffeur. I was not allowed to stay out past midnight, and I was terrified of driving, so after parties Dan took me home in his parents’ Sebring before returning to the kegger to get drunk and sleep on the couch. Even as he ferried me around, I made sure he knew which of us was the smart one,We installed flexible LED Strip lighting in our kitchen for under cabinet and within cabinet lighting. who was the better musician, and who could name the studio where “The Bends” was recorded. Dan rarely said a word in reply. He just fidgeted uncomfortably, pushing his mass deeper into the seat, lifting one hand from the steering wheel to adjust his blue Tar Heels cap.

At the beginning of grade eleven, Dan got the red and yellow Superman logo tattooed on his right bicep. He had always been obsessed with the superhero, collecting comic books and Christopher Reeve movies and T-shirts.Most modern headlight designs include Wholesale HID Kit. Superman,There are all kinds of car daytime running lights with good quality. originally from the dying planet Krypton, is an attractive idol, his body a hard pile of muscle, capable of scattering bullets and soaring through solar systems. In “Superman: The Movie,” from 1978, he even turns back time by reversing Earth’s rotation. Superman is so unbeatable that his creators had to invent an antidote to his abilities: kryptonite, a mysterious green element that renders him powerless.

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August 15, 2013

New Corolla arrives

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The all-new Corolla inherits 47 years of Corolla DNA. The range has an all-new exterior which embodies the evolution of Toyota’s Keen Look and Under Priority design principles with an emphasis now placed on the upper grille for a distinctive but more prestigious appearance.

At 4620 mm long, 1775 mm wide and 1465 mm high, the new Corolla is 80mm longer and 15mm wider, yet is 5 mm lower than its predecessor. The wheel base has been lengthened by 100mm which leads to more space overall in the cabin.Know about led high bay conversion kit and Bi-xenon HID kit.

The soft instrument panel upholstery and high-gloss piano black finishes are complemented by silver trim detailing and clear blue instrument, glove box and ambient cabin lighting to create a premium quality feel to the interior.

Increased legroom

Drivers will benefit from an improved ergonomic positioning and intuitive operability of all switchgear and instrumentation. Rear passengers will also enjoy an enhanced environment with increased rear legroom to a class leading 706mm, as well as more comfortable seats.

The Corolla also features increased luggage capacity. The new Corolla is not only more spacious and comfortable, but also quieter than its predecessor. The interior has been designed to offer customers class-leading quietness.

A choice of two premium colours, ivory or back, completes the new interior colour scheme.

The quality and intuitive ergonomics of the new Corolla interior are complemented by a range of comfort and convenience-enhancing equipment. The new Corolla features the debut of the second generation of the Toyota Touch, a 6.1” full colour, touch-screen multimedia system with a rear reversing camera and Bluetooth.

The new Corolla has been engineered to give a more enjoyable and involving driving experience, and benefits from a lighter, yet more rigid body structure, revised suspension and a more direct steering response. It offers a lower centre of gravity through an overall reduction in height.

Lowest C02

Toyota have the lowest fleet wide CO2 in Europe. The Corolla has a revised, Euro 5+ compliant engine line-up with an enhanced fuel economy and best in class CO2 emissions from 99 g/km. The Toyota Eco Stop and Start system is standard on Corolla diesel models.

The Corolla line-up has three grades, Terra, Aura and Luna. There is a choice of a 1.4 litre D-4D turbodiesel and a 1.How are solar outdoor lighting products different from other lighting, like fluorescent or incandescent?33 litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine.

Corolla meets the highest active and passive safety standards, and enhanced pedestrian impact protection. It achieved a maximum 5-star rating in the latest, more stringent Euro NCAP crash test programme.

Standard features include next generation anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC),They are called “solar” panels or solar module because most of the time, the most powerful source of light available is the Sun. Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), 7 SRS airbags (including driver knee airbag), whiplash prevention headrests, Emergency Locking Retractor seatbelts, and Traction Control.

The Corolla also features LED daytime running lights and ‘Follow-Me-Home’ headlamps which automatically remain illuminated for 30 seconds after the vehicle has been switched off and locked.

“We are very excited about the potential this next generation Corolla holds for Toyota Ireland. Irish motorists have had a loyal love affair with Corolla, and to this day it remains a household name,” said David Shannon, managing director of Toyota Ireland.

“We expect the new model with its highly desirable design, driving experience and interior comfort to convert a new generation of Irish motorists to the Corolla marque,” he added.Read the full story at www.hmhid.com!

August 13, 2013

A great starter project

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During the Civil War, Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters were sold to Union soldiers heading south to the battlefields. They were touted as a “positive protective against the fatal maladies of the Southern swamps and the poisonous tendency of the impure rivers and bayous.” The stuff was shipped west, too, where miners suffered their own spates of dysentery.

In Tonopah, Nev., William Peck discovered that Hostetter’s relieved his aches and pains, too.Shop funtional and elegant solar lights, outdoor solar lighting, solar garden lights, path lights and decorative solar lights. Evidently, he consumed about 10,000 bottles at the turn of the last century. It’s no wonder, because, when analyzed, Hostetter’s was 90-percent alcohol and 10-percent opium. We believe he consumed this much because he built an entire house out of Hostetter’s bottles and concrete.

Building with bottles originated in the deserts, where so many mining towns rose up amid Spartan ecosystems. Miners’ tents were soon in tatters and they had to find a new building material because shipping lumber by mule train was quite expensive. Those who had not yet struck it rich were left out in the cold. Literally.

Mining towns, however, had one thing in abundance, as you might imagine: bottles. Bars did a roaring business — and so did the peddlers offering patent medicines. Bottles accumulated all over the place, so it was just a matter of time before they were pressed into service as building materials.

Fast forward to the present,Soli-lite provides the world with high-performance solar roadway and solar street lighting solutions. and an interest in bottle walls is rising again. Rather than being lugged to the recycling center, bottles can be reused in the garden. Think layering bottles, just like bricks, onto wet mortar.

A few things to consider if you want to work with bottles.

First, leave the labels on because they’ll be hidden by the mortar.

Second, collect bottles that are all roughly the same size. This is really helpful for newbies who are still learning this art. Similar-sized bottles stack cleanly and hold together better than do bottles of various sizes.

Third, use bottles of the same shape. The square shape of Hostetter’s bottles made them easy to stack without rolling. Rounded bottles mixed with square ones will be more challenging.

Fourth,Most modern headlight designs include Wholesale HID Kit. consider using bottles of the same color. Consider using all blue bottles or all green ones — or just amber beer bottles — for a powerful design statement.

While bottles were commonly used in Nevada for houses, walls might be a better option today. The shorter the wall, the more stable it remains.

A great starter project is creating a bench out of bottles using wood or a stone slab on top for a comfortable seat.

Consider how light shines through such walls in the morning and at sunset when the sun is low. Your wall, accordingly, could lighten up on cue for cocktail hour. Another option is to arrange your landscape lighting to illuminate the back of the bench or wall so the bottles glow all night long.

The best place to learn how to build stuff with recycled bottles is on YouTube. How-to videos there will help you get started. Consider a bottle wall for part of your greenhouse or solarium. Many folks fill their bottles with water and seal them before stacking into a wall for a low-cost thermal mass to keep a solar greenhouse warmer.

Reusing bottles in masonry is one of the most beautiful ways to avoid trips to the recycling center and limit expenditures at the home-improvement store.

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August 9, 2013

2014 Ford Mustang

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For its final year of production, Ford phones it in with only some slight revisions in packaging to the 2014 Mustang. It also loses the much loved Boss 302 model.

Available as either a coupe or convertible, with a 3.7L V6 (305 hp, 280 lb-ft) or 5.0L Coyote V8 (420 hp, 390 lb-ft), the Mustang is the archetypical pony car. If you desire more power and have deep pockets, Ford will sell you a Shelby GT500 with a supercharged all-aluminum 5.8L V8 producing an astounding 662 hp and 631 lb-ft of earth shattering torque. Mustang is available with either a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic, except for the Shelby, which is only available with a Tremac six-speed manual transmission.

Features for the base V6 Coupe trim include 3.7L V6 engine, six-speed manual transmission, 17-inch painted aluminum wheels, air conditioning, Ford MyKey, message centre, black floor mats, tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel, premium AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary input, cloth seating, front bucket seats, 50/50 split-fold rear seats, dual exhaust, automatic HID headlights, hid lights, V6 grille and splitter, Easy Fuel capless fuel filler system, power dome hood, power windows, vented four wheel disc brakes with ABS, 2.73:1 limited slip rear differential, selectable electronic power assisted steering, airbags (front, front seat), TPMS, LATCH, SOS post crash alert system, integrated spotter mirrors, and remote keyless entry.

V6 Premium Coupe trim adds 17-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets and the choice of a wider range of options packages. This trim is also available as a convertible.

GT Coupe trim adds (to V6 Premium) 5.0L Coyote V8 engine, 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, ambient lighting, four-gauge cluster with 4.2-inch LCD message centre, universal garage door opener, auto-dimming rear view mirror, aluminum interior accents, bright accented pedals, bright chrome door speaker surround, eight-speaker Shaker audio, Ford SYNC, six-way power adjustable driver seat, leather trimmed seating, heated front seats, fog lights, deck spoiler, GT grille and splitter, power dome hood with heat extractors, 3.15:1 limited slip rear differential (automatic), 3.55 rear differential (manual), body colour mirrors, and illuminated entry. This trim is also available as a convertible.

Shelby GT500 adds (to GT) 5.8L supercharged V8 engine, Tremac six-speed manual transmission, 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, TrackApps, MyColor with SVT graphics, brushed aluminum gauged cluster and air vents, embroidered floor mats, Alcantara trimmed steering wheel, quad exhaust, Shelby rear decklid spoiler, unique front and rear Shelby fascias, aluminum hood with dual heat extractors, racing stripes and GT500 side stripes, Brembo front rotors and calipers, adjustable front and rear shocks, and 3.31 limited slip rear differential. This trim is also available as a convertible.More information about the program is available on the web site at www.hmhid.com.

July 30, 2013

South Simcoe Police remind you of headlight importance

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Headlights allow you to see the roadway in front of your vehicle when visibility is poor and makes your vehicle visible to others.

This week, the South Simcoe Police would like to remind you about the importance of headlight maintenance and visibility.

Your vehicle’s headlights must shine a white light that can be seen at least 150 metres in front and is strong enough to light up objects 110 metres away.

Headlights are equipped with the option to use a high beam to enhance vision further down the roadway and the use of a low beam when you are near other vehicles to minimize headlight glare.

When you use high beam headlights, remember to switch to low beams when approaching an oncoming vehicle.

Use your low beams when you are behind another vehicle unless you are passing it.

These rules apply to all roads, including divided ones.

Turning your headlights on activates other required lights, such as your parking lights, tail lights, and rear license plate light.

Daytime running lights are specifically designed to make your vehicle more visible during times of good light conditions and are automatically activated when your vehicle is in operation and your headlight switch is turned to off.

When driving your vehicle, full headlights are required to be turned on between one-half hour before sunset and one-half hour after sunrise, and any other time of poor light conditions such as fog, snow or rain, which keeps you from clearly seeing people or vehicles.

Don’t drive with only one headlight or with lights that are not aimed properly. Have your full lighting system checked regularly, kept clean, and replace burned-out bulbs as soon as possible.

July 23, 2013

GE Lighting makes the streets of Bristol shine

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GE Lighting has upgraded the streetlighting in Bristol to deliver an energy efficient, white light solution – part of Bristol City Council’s aim to reduce its carbon footprint and to promote a safer urban environment.

The project comprises the replacement of existing high-pressure sodium street lighting with GE’s improved, higher efficiency CMH Streetwise ceramic metal halide lamps.

As the only UK city to have won the Green Capital Award for 2015, Bristol has a strong environmental ethos and upgrading its streetlights forms part of the city’s energy reduction scheme to generate substantial carbon savings. Much closer to daylight, white light also offers further advantages in the fact that pedestrians feel more secure in their environment and car driver reaction time (mescopic vision) is at least 6 times quicker.

Bristol Council has rolled-out the street lighting upgrade in two phases

, the first of which saw the replacement of around 8,000 existing high pressure sodium lamps to GE’s CMH StreetWise ceramic metal halide lamps over a one year period. Phase 2 of the upgrade began in July 2012 and over the course of the next 12 to 18 months will see the replacement of a further 12000 lamps in Bristol’s residential areas.

In addition, all the lamps have been replaced in conjunction with dimmable ballasts to allow for a greater energy savings and to ensure the council has the flexibility to dim the new lamps (between 7pm and 6am) to an even lower output as and when required.

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“We are delighted with the street lighting upgrade to GE’s CMH StreetWise ceramic metal halide lamps. Along with other energy reduction projects financed with interest free loans from Salix the overall result is astounding and will not only make our streets safer but will enable Bristol to save 4.2M KWH and 500,000 per year on our energy bills as welll as a reduction in CO2 emissions,” commented Robbie Park, Principal Lighting Officer for Bristol City Council.

GE Lighting designed the CMH StreetWise ceramic metal halide lamp as an easy-fit replacement for outdated technologies. The lamps are fitted with standard E27/E40 bases and can be dimmed, outperforming most standard HID systems. Plus, with high reliability and sustained lumen output across a longer working life of 24,000 hours, they are supremely cost effective. Furthermore, the lamps support electronic and electromagnetic ballasts and are compatible with the major street light ballasts, retrofitting existing HPS systems. GE Streetwise has approved ballasts with all major manufacturers.

David Orchard, Regional Sales Manager – South West at GE Lighting commented: “Outdoor lighting has become a key consideration for many local authorities as they look to balance a duty of care to provide safe, secure streets against a backdrop of new legislation, a growing resistance to light nuisance and the need to reduce energy and carbon emissions  – lighting has had to evolve to become smarter, which is where the latest outdoor white light solutions come into play.”

Councils looking to reduce energy and carbon emissions can now select from an extensive range of options; including LED and CMH outdoor solutions ideal for motorways, bridges, pedestrian areas and car parks. With virtually no on-going maintenance expenses, both deliver significant operating cost benefits and therefore very attractive paybacks. More information about the program is available on the web site at www.hmhid.com.

July 19, 2013

Kia’s new Cee’d

Filed under: LED Work Lights — Tags: — solaroutdoorlight @ 2:04 am

Every now and then a mould-breaker comes along – a car that changes the public perception of its manufacturer.

In Korean company Kia’s case, that car was the oddly named Cee’d, a five-door hatchback that launched the industry’s first transferable seven-year warranty.

The latest generation of a model that has been designed

, engineered and built for Europe has moved the game on once again.

Slightly larger and with better head and shoulder room, the new Cee’d also has a coupe-like roofline that gives it a sporty stance on the road.

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But it’s in the cabin where you really notice the difference, from the quality of the switches and plastics – all sensibly laid out with piano black inserts – to the overall ambience.

A cockpit-like design with aircraft-themed fascia sees the main control panel wrap around the steering wheel for easy access, and there are plenty of places for putting away odds and ends.

While the front seats are comfortable and offer lots of support, the rear ones can accommodate two tall adults, though a centre rear passenger is slightly perched.

You also get a reasonably sized boot and the rear seats split and fold 60/40.

Of the 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrol and the pair of turbo diesel engines of similar capacity available in the range, the 1.6 GDI used in the tested model is the most powerful. It boasts 133bhp of punch, six-speed manual transmission and Kia’s ISG stop/start system.

The Cee’d returned an average fuel economy of 41.7mpg over 350 miles of mixed motoring – and that’s not too far removed from the official combined figure.

While family-friendly cars like the Cee’d aren’t about outright performance, the 1.6 GDI certainly isn’t a slouch, showing plenty of spirit and a planted feel when I drove it out on the road.

Trim levels – named 1, 2, 3 and 4 – all feature standard kit, such as electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment and an adjustable driver’s seat.

They also include air con, steering wheel-mounted controls, front electric windows, daytime running lights, remote central locking, cooled glovebox and ambient front lighting.

An iPod-compatible audio system with radio and CD player, USB port, Bluetooth, hill-start assist control, six airbags and speed-sensitive auto door locking also all come as standard.

Prices are from 14,395 for an entry-level 1.4 petrol version developing 98bhp and capable of an average 47mpg with CO2 emissions from around 139g/km.

Diesels start at 15,695 for the 1.4 CRDi with 89bhp and almost 69mpg, as well as CO2 emissions of 109g/km.

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