Archive for the ‘Green Gadgets’ Category
Benefits of using solar geysers
Posted on: Monday, June 18th, 2012 at 7:29 pm
Want to know the benefits of using solar geysers? The areas having abundant sunlight have the greatest facilities for using the solar geysers. For example the people of Cape Town region of South Africa which experience scorching sun rays use the solar geysers as the most convenient alternative to the electric geysers.
The first and the foremost thing is that the cost of this geyser is very reasonable so even the ordinary people can afford it. There is also an advantage as it reduces the by- products of the greenhouse gases. It also has an added benefit as research has proved that it cuts the monthly electricity bill by about 50%. The process of installation is very easy and the parts can be easily available on any local hardware store with minimum cost. It works on the principle of thermal mass which is any material which after absorbing the warmth can store it. The solar heating system will absorb the sun rays and the heating of your geyser is complete. Thus go green with the energy efficient and extremely eco-friendly solar geysers.
Must have green gadgets
Posted on: Sunday, February 13th, 2011 at 3:50 pm
The green revolution is on a mission to turn everything eco friendly, starting from cosmetics to properties and even gadgets. Below is given a list of some must have eco friendly gadgets, commonly called green gadgets. They not only save the surroundings but are also in expensive.
The CFL and LED and solar lights are bright, durable and also save energy. Then you have the vast range of solar power and hybrid chargers. Most of the companies like Samsung, Nokia or Sony Ericsson are making mobile phones with recyclable and recycled materials. They are cheap and also advanced technologically. The LED televisions are another good examples of green gadgets, but they are little expensive.
Today all top companies are trying to make green versions of computers which can conserve energy. Sometimes, they are using bamboo in pen drives and laptop covers. Solar geysers and dual flashes help in saving and conservation of a lot of energy and water. Solar cooker is also another good example of a green gadget.
Top must have eco friendly gadgets
Posted on: Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at 5:30 pm
When the world is heading towards the green revolution, it is very important to have gadgets which are eco-friendly in nature. These days you have a lot of gadgets which don’t draw electricity or even cause pollution. It uses the resources of nature and releases out biodegradable wastes instead.
There are solar cookers available which can add to your cookeries and save wastage of power to a great extent. A company has also come up with mobile chargers, which can charge your mobiles using solar power. There are solar geysers available which can boil water using the solar energy saving your LPG consumption.
One can also replace the garden and backyard lights with solar lights instead, which are available in the market. These lights are quite fancy and durable, which match your required ambience. All of it comes at the cost of solar energy. So, are you ready to go green?
Eco-friendly kitchen appliances
Posted on: Saturday, October 30th, 2010 at 5:13 pm
With the increasing concern for the earth’s environment, these days living a green lifestyle has become quite a fad. You can do your bit to contribute to the health of the environment. Everyone is getting their own ideas and using these ideas to convert their home in to a green living space. So how do you ensure that your kitchen is a green one?
Obviously the best way for you is to add on to the appliances which are based on the green principle. Appliances have always been one of the major sources of environmental damage. That is why it is a wise decision to change these appliances and get instead the eco friendly versions which save on energy and are restricted on letting out the CFCs. To get eco friendly appliances, it is a good idea to search for Energy Star appliances.
In case it is not possible to get these appliances right now, you can make the existing appliances in your kitchen eco friendly. For example, make sure your refrigerator is not using too much of energy by setting the right temperature. Convert your kitchen in to a green kitchen.
Eco- Friendly Phones
Posted on: Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 9:35 am
Everything today is turning eco-friendly in order to protect the environment which has now become a great threat to mankind with the increased rate of global warming. Phones have also been included in this. Today, more than half of the world’s population own phones. Phones have waves that may end up being harmful to people, therefore, in a bid to avoid this, manufacturers have come up with eco friendly phones for their customers.
First, the phone is made from recyclable plastic material and to top it all up, manuals can now be accessed online avoiding the use of paper. Phone companies are out to ensure that people preserve the environment and to this effect, they are encouraging people to collect their phones so that they can be recycled.
Charging systems for eco-friendly phones have also been changed to solar systems. Most of them are now solar powered, meaning that they utilize the energy produced by the sun.
Benefits of a DO-it-Yourself Solar Water Heater
Posted on: Sunday, April 4th, 2010 at 6:15 am
Do-it-yourself solar water heater remains an excellent venture to try out. The easiest among DIY solar water heaters are batch water heaters. The batch water heater utilizes a water tank that is positioned where it’ll heat the power utilizing the sun’s energy. This is then connected to your house’s plumbing system.
Paint the water tank black. Because black absorbs lights, this aids the tank to absorb as much heat as possible. Several DIY solar water heaters integrate portable mirrors located smartly around the water tank. The sun’s rays then hit these mirrors and are reflected onto the system, increasing the surface area that will be heated.
However, if you reside in cold climates the batch water heater may not be a great choice for you. Use a closed loop system instead. The fantastic thing about this kind of system is that they will reduce your electricity cost and decrease your carbon footprint so they are great for the environment.
Homemade solar power
Posted on: Wednesday, November 18th, 2009 at 3:32 pm
There are many house owners across US and even other global countries, which are seeking for the affordable, sustainable and environmental friendly techniques of energy sources. Home made solar power is gaining popularity amongst various people. It is easy and cheaper to build your own solar panels. You can save extra expenses, which have to be paid for regular factory made panels and also, you know about the equipments and their placements in your homes.
The pollution from the environment can be decreased and the depletion of ozone layer can be stopped by application of natural sources of energy. Solar energy is ever available on Earth and it is the natural and most appropriate way to slash down your electricity bills at home or workplaces. It is always advisable to adopt for the energy methods, which are safe and easily manageable. Homemade solar power has all the positive points and it is easy to make the applications to work in a more comprehensive way.
Posted on: Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 10:15 am
For those who aren’t aware, GPS tracking is usually defined as a process whereby the precise location of any being or vehicle can be tracked. The tracking system can be made possible from anywhere across the globe.
In the contemporary times, when the whole world seems to have taken a resolution to go green, GPS tracking devices have truly lend a helping hand. It not only reduces the emissions but at the same time helps in keeping our environment clean. Besides this, people are taking different initiatives all over the world. The Massachusetts officials in Boston are busy implementing an anti-idling program for all the buses across the nation. They even recognize something as School Bus Safety Week.
The interesting facts never cease to exist when it comes to knowing how the GPS tracking devices help us in going green. Here are some that may catch your interest as well:
GPS tracking devices helps in creating better tracking systems for safety purposes. For instance, a GPS tracking system that is implemented to track the regular routine of a school bus and its regular circuits will help us use our natural resources responsibly. In case any emergency arises, assistance can be sent out immediately as the location is easily figured by the authorities responsible for the tracking system.
Fleet management also becomes easy with GPS tracking systems. The complex and large fleet operators differ in their requirements from the small sized fleets. Therefore, it makes sense to use GPS fleet management technology. By logging into any GPS tracking system, you will get real-time visibility into the performance of the location and will easily manage the condition of the mobile assets with the aid of telematic technology. At the same time, find out what makes the LandAirSea’s vehicle tracking software even better:
Google Earth satellite map – This helps in accurate display of the driving path and at the same time stops on any satellite image.
Digital street map – If you want a historical and moment-by-moment display, then digital street map will be the perfect option for you. The detailed information as to where your vehicle travelled throughout the day will be shown with the help of animated tools.
Text activity report – Tracking was never so easy without this daily summary report. Every detail including the starting address, time en route, time of departure, number of miles traveled altogether can be easily tracked down.
All of the GPS tracking devices are not equal. When you purchase any unit, make sure you compare it over the following criteria: sensitivity, accuracy, power sources, sampling point’s frequency, reliability, and last but not the least, the software that is responsible for converting the data into an easy-to-understand format.
We are all aware of our conscious levels regarding the safety of our dear ones. LandAirSea’s has the best line-up of tracking system that can be tailored accordingly to meet any need. With compact tracking units, LandAirSea assures you of achieving your business fleet objectives in the easiest way possible.
Solar power computers
Posted on: Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 2:34 pm
Desktop computers consume a lot of energy and even more if the hardware installed is heavier. The usage of power also goes up if you keep your computer on all the time. A couple of years ago, a computer that runs on solar power was launched by a major computer manufacturer which was proved to be very successful in its purpose. It was a light weight model which consumed only 45 watts of energy and could also run on the solar panels.
As far as the appearance of the computer is concerned, it looked nice with 4 GB of RAM and 750 GB of space. But it is also a fact that you do not need to dispose off your desktop computer and buy the one that runs on solar power. You can do this by purchasing 2-3 solar panels and put them to use to power up your house. The cost of a single solar panel is far less than the cost of a new computer.