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‘Green’ event to raise awareness among architects, designers

/ 12:15 AM November 05, 2016
Architect Gelo Mañosa

Architect Gelo Mañosa

With the holiday season just around the corner, Christmas lights and other bright electrical décor will be on full display.

Of course, the brighter the lights, the more festive the celebration is. However, safety shouldn’t take a back seat especially during the holidays and this is where the Nxled emergency bulb takes center stage.

Homes and establishments rely on emergency lights as their main arsenal against power outages, being that they light up as soon as the power trips.

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Nxled, Next Generation Lighting, offers an innovative solution to power failures with the new Nxled 6 Watts Emergency Bulb.  This revolutionary bulb works like a normal bulb but better: it can be attached to a regular socket in any part of the house and charges while it’s being used. When a power failure occurs, it will automatically light up, thus switching into emergency lighting.

Architect Liza Morales-Crespo

Architect Liza Morales-Crespo

The Nxled Emergency Bulb, powered by a 3.7V 3000mAh lithium battery, can remain lit for up to six hours. It also has the option to be used as a carry-around bulb. It comes with a portable mother socket so you can simply carry it anywhere.

And because it’s LED, you can save energy and costs by up to 90 percent compared to a 50-watt incandescent bulb with the same brightness. It does not contain mercury and is environment-friendly, with an average lamp life of 30,000 hours.

The Nxled emergency bulb comes with a two-year warranty and is now available in leading hardware stores nationwide at an introductory price of P495. Now, how can you not have a happy holiday with that?

Apart from energy conservation, design firms are also concerned about passive design to optimize building efficiency and sustainability.

Three leading design firms in their respective fields—AIDEA Inc., Mañosa and Co., and GSN+p Architecture Studio—have teamed up to organize a forum, “An Introduction to Passive Design in Tropical Countries,” happening on November 10 at The Marco Polo in Ortigas Center.

Nxled offers an innovative solution to power failures.

Nxled offers an innovative solution to power failures.

The event aims to raise awareness among architects, interior designers, developers, and contractors on the variety of options available in optimizing building efficiency and achieving sustainability.

German professors, Dr. Helmuth Gesch and Dr. Karl Wagner, will be speaking on how passive design in tropical countries has evolved with the advent of technology and the digital data era. They will be complemented no less by local sustainability champions architects Gelo Mañosa and Liza Crespo who will share their own first hand experiences and best practices in what promises to be an insightful and informative exchange of ideas on passive design and how it impacts sustainability initiatives.

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The event is also supported by Green Resource Initiatives Phils., SunFish Solar, Thermaire Thermal Hybrid Aircons, Ecosolutions, Biowood, GT Stoneworks, Arkisolutions, Sumometrics, Green Antz and Philippine Geo Green’s Big Ass Fans, and McDonald’s.

Advocacy partners are Philippine Green Building Council, Wilcon Depot and the UAP Manila Metro Chapter.

For registration and inquiries, please email info.passivedesign@gmail.com or call +63.2.352.1880; +63.2.939.7244 or visit their Facebook page: Passive Design in Tropical Countries.

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