Bright tips from Akari: Undas essentials

All Souls’ Day is fast approaching! That means spending the day, or even the entire night at the cemetery to remember our departed loved ones. For families planning to camp out, the country’s leading lighting brand, Akari shares some tips to make it as convenient and comfortable as possible.

Bring an appropriate amount of food. Filipino families traditionally spend All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day together to pray and pay respect to deceased loved ones, and at the same, hold a mini-reunion. Make sure you have enough food and drinking water stored in spill-proof containers. Avoid bringing dairy products and other perishable food items.

Do not bring banned items. Security is strict during Undas. As such, avoid attempting to bring in prohibited objects including guns, knives, alcohol beverages, gambling paraphernalia, and loud sound system.

Wear comfortable clothes. Make sure to check the forecast. Wear clothes that are weather-appropriate and comfortable so you can easily move around. Bring umbrellas as well to keep you protected from the sun or rain.

Bring only the essentials. Pack light to make it easier for you to clean up after. Aside from food and water, bring garbage bags for your disposables, towels and wipes, first-aid kit, and rechargeable lamps and fans to keep you comfortable for the duration of your cemetery visit.

Akari offers a 14-inch rechargeable fan that can last up to five hours. It oscillates like a regular fan with two-level speed control (low/high). For your personal use, you can also opt for the handy Akari rechargeable 5-inch LED cooling fan.

Make sure you have portable lights on standby. Akari has a selection of rechargeable lights, from pocket-sized flashlights to wall mountable lanterns to high-powered searchlights.

Keep these tips in mind to ensure a hassle-free Undas experience this year. To know more about Akari, go to http://akari.com.ph/.

Akari lights up Adamson’s UAAP Season 81 campaign by boosting support to four Falcons teams

Expands partnership with the university through scholarships

For the past five years, Akari has been supporting Adamson in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). Season 81 is no exception as Akari continues to soar with the Falcons.

Akari is once again going all out to support the Adamson Falcons in their bid for a men’s basketball championship. Since taking over the program in 2016, coach Franz has steered the team to two consecutive Final Four appearances. This year, the Falcons are touted as strong contenders in the senior men’s basketball division.

Meanwhile, third-year American mentor Airess Padda is training the Lady Falcons to compete at a higher level. As part of their off-season build-up, the volleybelles are joining several leagues ahead of their UAAP season opening in February 2019.

For the program’s continuity, Akari has also included the high school girls’ volleyball team under its management. Early this year, the company held the Akari National High School Volleyball Championships to scout promising players and bring them in to the Adamson junior and senior volleyball programs.

After delivering the university’s first championship in the UAAP Cheer Dance Competition (CDC) last year, Adamson Pep Squad coach Jam Lorenzo and his wards are training harder than ever to defend their crown as the UAAP CDC unfolds in November.

Akari’s unwavering support to the Adamson University for the past five years is just one of the many initiatives under the brand’s youth development and sports program. The company has formalized the Akari Foundation to extend its support to the youth beyond collegiate sports. Akari recently gathered the 2018-2019 Adamson University scholars of the company. In an intimate dinner, Christopher Tiu, Akari CEO, reiterated the lighting and energy company’s commitment to help enlighten the future of the Filipino youth.

“Through the Lim Liok Lim and Carter Tiu scholarships, we aim to give back via tertiary scholarship grants. The immediate family members of our employees, as well as the nearest kin of the athletes of the company-sponsored school teams are our priority. We’re also open to providing scholarship grants to indigent but deserving individuals,” the lowkey executive said.

Be emergency-ready this rainy season with reliable Akari products

It’s the rainy season once again, posing hazard to the Filipinos’ health and homes.

Akari, the leading lighting and technology brand in the country, aims to help you keep your home and family safe and to be emergency-ready this rainy season.

Equip your home with Akari LED emergency light to provide you with temporary lighting of up to 7 hours during a power outage. To ensure a longer battery lifespan, it features overcharge/over-discharge protection so you can keep it plugged in and ready-to-use in times of sudden blackouts.

To avoid mosquito-borne diseases common during the wet season, Akari offers a wide range of electric mosquito killers that can cover up to 100 square meters with a zapping voltage of up to 1400V.

Akari also has an AC/DC 12-inch bluetooth music box fan that can keep you cool and entertained when there is a power interruption. This rechargeable fan can operate for up to six hours; you can also play your favorite tunes via Bluetooth with its built-in speaker.

To know more and to purchase these Akari products online, visit www.akari.com.ph or Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AkariLights.

Akari formalizes foundation’s Lim Liok Lim and Carter Tiu Scholarships

Extending its support to the youth beyond collegiate sports, Akari recently gathered the 2018-2019 Adamson University scholars of the company. In an intimate dinner, Christopher Tiu, Akari CEO, reiterated the lighting and energy company’s commitment to help enlighten the future of the Filipino youth.

“Through the Lim Liok Lim and Carter Tiu scholarships, we aim to give back via tertiary scholarship grants. The immediate family members of our employees, as well as the nearest kin of the athletes of the company-sponsored school teams are our priority. We’re also open to providing scholarship grants to indigent but deserving individuals,” the lowkey executive said.

Scholars of the Akari Foundation can choose an engineering-related course under the Carter Tiu Scholarship; other specializations will fall under the Lim Liok Lim Scholarship. Aside from full tuition fee grant, scholars will also receive free textbooks and the opportunity to be hired by the top local lighting brand after earning their degree.

“The Akari Foundation scholars should take advantage of the quality of education they stand to receive from a top Philippine university. We are likewise happy to expand our partnership with Adamson University. We not only support the university’s athletic program in the UAAP; beyond that, we believe in the high-quality Vincentian education. It is our hope that in the future, our grantees will in turn give back by helping their respective families have a brighter and better life,” Tiu closed.

Interested individuals may send their application for a scholarship grant to akarifoundation@akari.com.ph.

Akari and Nxled jointly welcomed Worldbex 2017 guests

Akari, the country’s top lighting and electrical brand, together with its sister brand, Nxled, the leader in next generation lighting, welcomed architects, trade partners and customers to its Worldbex booth at the World Trade Center from March 15 to 19, 2017.

Worldbex attendees were the first to feel the power of Akari Airforce Series. This brand new line of Akari rechargeable mist fans is perfect for the punishing heat of the summer. Get ready to experience cooler air as the water droplets evaporate leaving the air with cooler temperature.

Jema Galanza, team captain of the Akari-backed Adamson Lady Falcons Women’s Volleyball team, was one of this edition’s attendees. Using her creativity by making use of the Akari ARL-7779rechargeable lantern as a selfie ring light, Jema was pleased to achieve the desired “ring of light” effect.

Meanwhile, the unveiling of the upcoming Nxled smart circular lamp with Bluetooth speaker, another ‘first’ from Nxled was met with excitement by the trade visitors. Its bright light was a sight to behold, while the crisp sound the lamp’s speakers produced was music to everyone’s ears!

Not only were trade visitors introduced to lighting innovations; guests took advantage of Buy 1, Take 1 deals and other promos by Akari and Nxled that are Worldbex-exclusive.

An industry pioneer in the lighting solutions market with 50 years of experience in providing high-quality, world-class and energy-efficient lighting, electrical and energy products to homes and commercial establishments, Akari and Nxled have been prime supporters of Worldbex for years.

Akari offers gift ideas for the holiday season

If you’re looking for practical gift ideas, Akari, the country’s top lighting and electrical brand, offers products that will definitely be appreciated as they can be used all-year round!

The Akari LED desk lamp is the perfect gift with a price tag of only PHP 295. It is available in four different colors and comes in a Christmas packaging complete with gift tag, sparing you from gift-wrapping chores. Also available is the Akari 4W LED desk lamp with eye protection feature, which is currently available on a Christmas promo price of PHP 995 for two.

Meanwhile, Christmas-edition Akari rechargeable fans are now available at Akari partner stores nationwide. Check out your favorite DIY hardware stores for exclusive promos.

To know more and to purchase these products online, visit www.store.akari.com.ph or Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AkariLights.

Adamson Lady Falcons set to soar higher with all-star, all-female coaching team

Proving that women can be just as strong in the male-dominated world of sports, Adamson University, together with its sponsor Akari Lighting and Technology Corporation, proudly announces an all-female coaching team for the Adamson University Lady Falcons in the 79th season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) seniors women’s volleyball.

Aiming to soar higher this year, Adamson University Lady Falcons has tapped American coach Airess Padda as head coach. A highly successful athlete-turned-coach, Padda is the founder and director of Malibu Palms Volleyball Club. She began her coaching career with the Hacienda Heights Volleyball Club in 2008 before being appointed as the head coach of the junior varsity team at Sierra Canyon whom she led to a state championship in 2013. Padda also worked as head coach at Malibu High School where in her first season, she took the girl’s team to their best finish to date.

Assisting Padda are returning assistant coaches Cherry Macatangay and Michele Gumabao. Former Golden Tigress Angeli Tabaquero rounds up the all-star Lady Falcons coaching staff.

Macatangay, a multi-titled volleyball player, is a former Adamson Lady Falcon. She was a three-time Best Scorer and a Most Valuable Player (MVP) titlist for the Shakey’s V-League Conference. She was also a member of the national team where she took home a Silver Medal at the 1995 SEA Games.

Meanwhile, Gumabao led the Lady Spikers to a three-peat in the UAAP, proving that she is one of the best defensive players in her league. She bagged two Best Blocker trophies and a Finals MVP award in UAAP 75. Most recently, she took home Finals MVP honors in Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference.

Finally, Tabaquero apart from being a UAAP and Shakey’s V-League champion, was named team captain of the Philippine National Team in the 2013 Asian Championship. She is currently the head coach of the high school volleyball team of Saint Pedro Poveda College.

Padda and the rest of the coaching team will continue to have strong support from Akari, the country’s top lighting and technology brand, as the Lady Falcons vie for the championship title.

“For three years now, we have been supporting Adamson’s basketball and volleyball teams as part of Akari’s youth development and sports programs,” said Russell Balbacal, Akari Lighting and Technology sports director and the Lady Falcons’ team manager. “We hope that the team-up of head coach Airess with Cherry, Michele and Angeli will mold the Lady Falcons into a strong unit, and hopefully clinch the championship title. With their individual success in the UAAP and professional leagues, we are confident that their winning ways and attitude will rub off to our young team.” Akari also supports scholarship projects to reinforce their commitment to education.

Adamson University has produced successful athletes in professional sports. Its women’s volleyball team has landed several UAAP Final Four finishes and a Shakey’s V-League championship title. A UAAP championship title at this point is still a dream but Fr. Aldrin Suan, CM, director of the Office for Athletics and Recreation, is optimistic that the new coach can pave the way to, if not attain, that ultimate goal.

Akari and Nxled at PhilConstruct 2016

Sister brands Akari and Nxled joined hands in welcoming clients, architects, contractors and construction industry professionals at their booth in PhilConstruct 2016 held recently at the SMX Convention Center.

Akari, an industry pioneer with over 40 years of experience in providing high-quality, world-class and energy-efficient lighting and electrical products showcased its complete line of wiring devices. Trusted by leading contractors for their projects for many years, the Classic and Neo Wide Series feature a wide range of electrical sockets and modular functionality, allowing the user to mix-and-match the switches and sockets.

Meanwhile, the V Series comes in elegant color choices of Champagne Gold, Matte Black and Silver. It features built-in safety shutters to prevent accidental access to the live electrical parts inside.

The latest to be introduced to the Philippine market, the Italian Series is the elite line of Akari wiring devices with three new finishes and cover plates. Inspired by the style and sophistication of Italian switches and sockets, its Aluminum, Silver and Glass finish are sure to enhance the elegance of your home. Akari Wiring Devices offer 10-year warranty and are IEC-compliant.

Nxled, on the other hand, showed off its latest innovation. An alternative answer to power failures, the new Nxled 6 Watts Emergency 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! Powered by a 3.7V 3000mAh lithium battery, it can remain lit for up to 6 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 indoors or outdoors.

Nxled Chameleon Series was also featured during the 4-day exhibition. The first of its kind in the local market, this adaptive LED line is designed to suit the different lighting needs of today’s practical and energy conscious consumers. The Nxled Chameleon series offers innovations that revolutionize the concept of lighting—and living—with its ‘dimmable without dimmer’ and color-changing technologies. The Nxled Chameleon series is available in a wide selection of high quality LED products—from bulbs and down lights; to ceiling and circular lamps; to LED tubes.

Up next: Watch out for Akari and Nxled’s Christmas sale at the World Bazaar 2016 in World Trade Center! For more information, follow our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AkariLights.

Akari and Nxled welcome UAP Pasig Chapter in Light Hub – Wilson, Greenhills

Akari Lighting and Technology Corp. hosted the recent General Membership Meeting of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) – Pasig Chapter. Representatives of the top local lighting brand presented the latest innovations of Akari and Nxled.

Already a trusted brand among architects and contractors, the attendees were refreshed on the wide range of reliable Akari lighting and electrical products, ranging from LED bulbs to emergency and exit lights to electrical switches and accessories.

Meanwhile, the member-architects were impressed with the Chameleon Series by Nxled, Akari’s sister brand. Available in LED bulbs, tubes, downlights and ceiling lamps, Nxled Chameleon comes in two variants: (1) tri-color changing and (2) dimmable without dimmer. Also a highlight of the presentation was the Nxled emergency bulb: a revolutionary bulb that 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.

Light Hub, located in Unit 225-B, Wilson Corporate Center, 225 Wilson St., Greenhills, San Juan, is open Mondays through Saturdays, 10AM to 8PM.

Akari backs Adamson’s UAAP Season 79 Campaign

Akari, the country’s top lighting and technology brand, will renew its support to the Adamson University (AdU) men’s basketbell team as they aim to soar higher in the UAAP Season 79. With the guidance of new head coach Franz Pumaren, the AdU basketball team is predicted to be the dark horse among the competitive participating universities of UAAP.

“We remain steadfast in backing up the AdU basketball team in their quest for a UAAP championship,” said Russell Balbacal, Akari Lighting and Technology sports director. “Coach Franz Pumaren is a multi-titled coach and seasoned basketball player. We trust that he has prepared the AdU basketball team both physically and mentally.” Akari and AdU’s confidence in Franz Pumaren can be owed to his stellar credentials both in the collegiate and pro ranks.

This is the third year that Akari is supporting Adamson’s basketball and volleyball teams as part of the brand’s youth development and sports program. Other than the UAAP, Akari also supports the university’s scholarship projects to reinforce the company’s commitment to education.