Environmental Benefits of Using LED

What are the environmental benefits of using LED?

  1. They use less energy, compared to lights that use halogen and cathode ray tube TV sets.
  2. They do not contain hazardous materials that cause environmental and health hazards.
  3. They are health-friendly and do not cause ailments like headaches and eyestrain.
  4. They last longer and perform just as efficiently as devices and appliances that use traditional materials.
  5. Using LEDs reduce carbon emissions that affect the ozone layer.

 

As technology improves through the years, more companies are becoming more environmentally conscious. With that in mind, one of the most important innovations in technology is the LED lighting. Since its introduction, it has been used in various devices such as lighting fixtures, smartphones and tablets, and even the best LED TVs. These products have become sought after and popular, due to their performance and environmental benefits. Here are some of the environmental benefits that you can achieve when using LED.

 

 

You are using less energy

You are using less energy

Despite how bright LED lights and screens may get, these devices use less energy compared to conventional lights and screens. To give you an idea, LED lights convert 95% of their energy into light, with the remaining 5% wasted as heat. For comparison 95% of energy produced by traditional lighting is heat.

Another comparison that could be made is the difference in wattage, which is highly significant. A standard halogen light bulb is 50W, while a LED light of the same size is only around 4.5W. Despite the difference in wattage, you are still getting the same performance, while using 80-90% less energy. If you think you are using too much electricity in your own home, using LED products would help cut these costs significantly.

 

 

They do not contain hazardous chemicals and materials

They do not contain hazardous chemicals and materials

Incandescent and halogen lights, along with Cathode Ray Tube monitors, contain health and environment hazards. They contain chemicals like mercury and lead, which cause health risks like paralysis and various ailments in the nervous system. Most of these substances and materials tend to spread, especially during disposal. With these risks in mind, it is best to switch to using LEDs.

On the other hand, LED lighting and television sets do not contain these hazardous materials. This only goes to show that disposing it is safer. In addition, these materials can also be reused and recycled more efficiently as well.

 

 

They are health-friendly

They are health-friendly

Along with being environmentally friendly, LEDs are also good for your health. LED bulbs used in televisions and lightings are designed so that they do not flicker to prevent ailments such as insomnia, headaches, and eyestrain. By using LED lights, you are safe from these hazards and ensure that you are using materials that will not give your body some trouble.

 

 

They last longer

They last longer

When using CRT monitors, halogen, and incandescent lighting, these tend to have a limited life and usage, and are more prone to breaking down and getting broken. By using devices and appliances that use LED lightings, you are ensured that you are using something that would last longer, which means you wouldn’t have to spend too much money for a replacement.

 

 

LEDs reduce carbon emissions

LEDs reduce carbon emissions

The usage of halogen lighting and CRT monitors does not only contain hazardous materials, but they also bring about carbon emissions that cause damage to the atmosphere. This damage can cause holes to appear in the planet’s ozone layer. Using LEDs help prevent these holes from appearing due to the fact that they do not emit anything harmful. In fact, should most of the world use LEDs, there is a big chance that carbon emission levels would be down to around 1 million tons in the next few years.

 

Key Takeaway

With the increasing abundance of LED products all over the world, it is with no doubt becoming one of the top choices when it comes to efficient and environmentally friendly products. By using LEDs, you are guaranteed that you are using reliable and long-lasting products that give you more benefits to enjoy.

Fukuda has a variety of quality LED TVs to choose from, along with kitchen and home entertainment products. You can take a look at these products by going to this page.

Wonderful 5-Minute Coffee Mixes to Unleash your Inner Barista

What are the best coffee mixes that you can do in around 5 minutes?

  1. Thai Iced Coffee – A sweet and milky mix that is best served cold
  2. Red Eye – A strong combination to help you get out of bed
  3. Pumpkin Spiced Latte – A coffee mix that is bound to give you a unique taste
  4. Vanilla Latte – A creamy and foamy classic that you would enjoy every day
  5. Turkish Coffee – A Eurasian mix that offers you a strong flavor and sweetness

 

 

Out of all beverages that you can drink in the morning, there is none that could give you an energy boost quite like coffee made using some of the best kitchen appliances in the Philippines. Coffee is without a doubt one of the most popular drinks in the world – since it comes in many different forms. For avid coffee drinkers, having a great cup of coffee would bring a good start to their day. However, you might be in a rush to make your own coffee and might not have enough time to do it during your busy days.

Here are some 5-minute coffee mixes that would not only help start your day right – and unleash your inner barista.

 

 

Thai Iced Coffee

Thai Iced Coffee

Coffee is usually served hot, but having a cup of iced coffee is also a great alternative. Thai Iced Coffee provides you with a nice cup that is both sweet and creamy – all thanks to the milk. Here are the ingredients and the recipe:

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons crushed ground cardamom, or 1 tablespoon of condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavoring

 

Recipe:

  1. Add the cardamom or the condensed milk to the ground coffee. Brew the mixture.
  2. After brewing, add the sugar and almond and mix well. Let the coffee cool down.
  3. Fill your glass two-thirds with coffee, and add the crushed ice and cream.
  4. To achieve a layered effect, pour the cream slowly into the spoon while it is above the coffee.
  5. Serve.

 

 

Red Eye

Red Eye

The main goal of coffee is to give you an energy boost that will surely wake you up every morning. The Red Eye is bound to get you straight out of your bed because of its strong combination.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1-ounce espresso
  • 1 cup of hot coffee

 

Recipe:

  1. Brew a cup of hot coffee.
  2. Add the espresso and mix.
  3. Serve.

 

 

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

If you want a unique twist to your normal coffee drink, try adding some spice – in this case, a pumpkin spice. This is also a nice recipe to share with your friends and family.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of coffee
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon of whipped cream

 

Recipe:

  1. Mix ½ of sugar and another ½ of pumpkin spice together in a cup.
  2. Pour the hot coffee into the mix and heat in the microwave for 15 seconds.
  3. Add the whipped cream on top.
  4. Serve.

 

 

Vanilla Latte

Vanilla Latte

Sometimes, you just have to go with the classics. Vanilla Latte is one of the most popular coffee mixes around and is a drink that would definitely satisfy your coffee fix.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla flavored syrup
  • 1 brewed espresso

 

Recipe

  1. Pour the milk into a steaming pitcher and heat it.
  2. Brew the espresso and pour into the mug.
  3. Pour the steamed milk into the mug and add the foam.
  4. Serve.

 

 

Turkish Coffee

Turkish Coffee

Turkey is a country known for its sweets and its unique coffee. If you want some Eurasian flavor during the morning, try a hot cup of Turkish Coffee.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cups of cold milk
  • 5 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of finely ground Turkish Coffee

 

Recipe:

  1. Mix and cook all ingredients into a saucepan.
  2. Cook until the sugar dissolves and the liquid starts to bubble.
  3. Remove from the heat and serve hot in the mug.

 

Key Takeaway

Coffee is one of the drinks that you can rely on if you want to get your daily dose of energy booster every day. With these recipes, you are guaranteed to have a great time enjoying a cup of creamy coffee.

Fukuda is a quality provider of kitchen products like stoves and coffee makers. For more information about these products, go to our product page.

Proper Microphone Maintenance Tips to Keep the Songs Going

What are the best ways to keep your microphone in top shape

  1. Refrain from blowing and tapping your microphone as this could damage its parts.
  2. Cleaning the top mesh of the microphone will ensure that the sound will remain clear and clean.
  3. Don’t “drop the mic;” this can lead to damages and breakage.
  4. Keep the cables untangled to prevent it from getting damaged.
  5. Follow the basic procedures on how to use the microphone to make sure that it will keep on working.

 

A microphone is an essential item in your videoke nights (aside from the karaoke player, of course). How else are you going to belt out your favorite tunes without one? Whether you plan to sing on your own or in front of your barkada, you should never be without one.

Unfortunately, even the best consumer electronics available in the Philippines may experience some wear and tear after some time. Even though most electronic products today have better quality, it is still important to give them proper maintenance to ensure they will have longevity.

Want to know how you could maintain your microphone’s tip-top shape? Follow these tips:

 

 

Refrain from blowing and tapping your microphone

Refrain from blowing and tapping your microphone

Blowing and tapping your mic to check if it is working could actually be damaging it, which is why you must refrain from doing so. Not many people know, but a microphone has a good amount of sensitive and delicate parts that can get easily damaged.

If you own a microphone, you could take care of it by simply speaking through it to check whether it is working once plugged in; there’s no need for you to blow and tap it.

 

 

Cleaning the tip

Cleaning the tip

The top of the microphone easily becomes a place where dust and dirt stick because of its mesh. When this happens, it could definitely alter its sounds and damage it. This is why it is recommended that this part should be cleaned after using it.

To help you out, here is an effective DIY method that you can use to clean your microphone:

 

  1. Remove the top mesh and the foam from the grill.
  2. Get two cups and fill them up with hot water and mouthwash respectively.
  3. Place the grill in the hot water to remove the dirt and other particles.
  4. Dip the tip of the grill into a cup of mouthwash and let it rest for 30 seconds.
  5. Remove the mouthwash and apply them to the foam filters.
  6. Place them in a warm place to dry.
  7. Reassemble the microphone accordingly. (If you need assistance in this part, we would gladly help you. Check out our contact details by clicking here.)

 

With this simple DIY cleaning method, you can be sure that your microphone would be in a good and clean working shape.

 

 

Don’t drop the mic

Don’t “drop the mic”

The phrase and the act of “dropping the mic” have become a part of modern culture, wherein people would do this after a rousing speech or a strong statement as a sign of success and triumph. While this may look cool and tempting to pull off, it is something that will definitely damage your microphone and may even break it. For this reason, make sure that you keep the microphone in its stand or somewhere stationary to prevent it from falling to the floor.

 

 

Keeping the cables clean

Keeping the cables clean

Cables and wires are the lifelines of most forms of electronics. One of the most common reasons why they do not work is because of damaged wires and cables. This is why it is essential to take proper care of them. The worst thing that could happen to your wires is getting them tangled or unnaturally bent.

To prevent your cables from getting tangled, you can tape up the wires to keep them straightened up and stationary. When packing up the microphone, be sure to roll the wires properly in a way that they are not extremely bent.

 

 

Observe the basic rules

Observe the basic rules

When owning a microphone, as well as other electronic appliances and devices, it is important to follow the proper procedures on how to operate it in order to avoid any damage.

For microphones, it is important to keep them away from liquids and damp environments as this may cause electric shocks and grounded electronics, which may result in serious injury. Also, you must keep it away from high-temperature areas in order to prevent it from overheating. Be sure to also turn it off when it is not in use. Not only will this help you save you up on electricity usage, but it will also make certain that it will not be overused.

 

Key Takeaway

A microphone is a sensitive piece of electronic equipment. This is why proper maintenance and care is needed to make sure that it will keep working. Next time you plan to use a mic, keep these tips in mind so that you can enjoy your karaoke nights even more!

Fukuda has a selection of microphones and MIDI/DVD karaoke players that are guaranteed to enhance your home entertainment package. For more information about these products, you can visit our audio products page and our video products page.

Quick Recipes for People on the Go

What are quick recipes you can make on the go?

  1. Orange and Banana Smoothie
  2. Tuna Sandwich
  3. Black Bean and Corn Salad in a Jar

 

Have you ever experienced having to rush to school or work and not being able to cook something for lunch? Don’t worry, you are not alone in this scenario. Waking up early and preparing for school and work is a challenge in itself during most mornings. Not being able to cook for your lunch during that time not only means you might have to spend money just to eat out, but it also means not being able to utilize some of your best kitchen appliances (available in the Philippines). Have no worry, because here are some quick recipes with simple ingredients that you can make if you’re in a hurry. These recipes can be done in under 30 minutes – which are best for busy people.

 

 

Orange and Banana Smoothie

Orange and Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are easy to make drinks that can give you that energy boost in the morning. This combination of potassium and vitamin C also gives you some awesome health benefits as well. The best part is that you can do this the night before and keep it in the fridge.

 

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup sliced banana
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • Mint Spring
  • 2 ice cubes

 

Recipe:

  1. Combine the orange juice, banana, sugar, and almond extract.
  2. Add the ice cubes and blend until thick and smooth.
  3. Add the mint spring and store in a tumbler.

 

 

Tuna Sandwich

Tuna Sandwich

If you want a quick, healthy, and hefty sandwich recipe that you can do in a hurry, the tuna sandwich is the best choice. A combination of tuna, cheese, mayonnaise, and onions would give you a delicious spread that can last you for days, just as long as you keep it in the fridge. A can of tuna is enough to create a few days’ worth of sandwiches.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of tuna
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium stalk celery

 

Recipe:

  1. Chop the onions to measure ¼ cup and celery to ½ cup.
  2. Mix the tuna, celery onion, mayonnaise, and the salt and pepper into a bowl.
  3. Spread the mixture on the sandwich slices.
  4. Optional: Place the tuna sandwich into the oven and heat for 3-5 minutes.

 

 

Black Bean and Corn Salad in a Jar

Black Bean and Corn Salad in a Jar

If you want a healthy lunch on the go, you can have a salad in a jar. The salad in a jar in a complete healthy mix of vegetables and fruits, that provide some good vitamins and minerals. The best part is that you can make a few jars of this, and store in your refrigerator the day before.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons Greek Yogurt
  • 1 quart of halved tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons
  • 1 peeled and chopped avocado
  • 2 ounces of cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 2 cups of chopped lettuce

 

Recipe:

  1. Put the salsa in the bottom of the jar.
  2. Add the Greek yogurt next.
  3. Layer the rest of the ingredients, beginning with tomatoes and onions.
  4. Next, add the black beans, corn, avocado, and cheese.
  5. Top the salad with lettuce.
  6. Store the jar in the refrigerator to cool.

 

Key Takeaway

Being busy and on the go does not mean you should deny yourself in making some wonderful and delicious dishes. With these wonderful and simple recipes, you are guaranteed to have an enjoyable lunch made by yourself! If you are looking for the best stoves, blenders, and rice cookers on the market, you can check the kitchen products of Fukuda here.