Archive for March, 2008

Earth-friendly lighting … LEDs #2 tio

Yet more proof that LEDs are the future for lighting in the home … this time coming from curtisory of those happyt guys over at The tip we’re interested in says:

2. Get the LEDs out: LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are extremely energy-efficient and long-lasting light bulbs. They cost more than CFLs, but use less energy and last longer. An LED light bulb can reduce energy consumption by 80 to 90 percent and last around 100,000 hours.

Read the full article via online via the Mercury News or visit for more eco ideas.

Murcury News - Silicon Valley


BMW 5 series using LEDs

To readers of this blog it will come as no surprise to see more and more car manufacturers switching to use LED. LEDS are flexible and can be put into clusters to create interesting and innovative designs.


BMW has been using LEDs more and more in their cars and I think they look great … it is a shame that more cars aren’t being factory fitted with LED technology, but that’s only a matter of time.

vertu ascent

Thinking of buying a vertu Ascent mobile phone?

We recently sent 2 scuffed up phones to have them recovered. The back is leather and soon gets worn. Vertu’s idea of customer service is to say they might do this for us (if we are good) first they said £310 each which then was changed to £1200 each or £2400 for both!! It took them 4 weeks to tell us this. In my opionion- this represents terrible service for what is supposed to be a premium brand. Steer well clear.

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