This Working Mom’s Adventure – Lightbulb Moments

So how does a mom like me know which bulb is best for the house? The racks teem with various shapes and sizes of bulbs, did my own research and best choice comes down to CFL or LED.

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CFL also known as compact fluorescent is the standard fluorescent’s mini-Me. CFL gives lighting efficiency and has been used for decades now and it has graced our homes as it fits perfectly in an ordinary socket without using an adaptor. Just give it enough time to warm up and glow brightest as you keep it on.

But there is a downside to CFLs as it contains a small amount of mercury which normally does not cause any hazard but if the bulb breaks accidentally (which happens with kids around), that’s where the problem comes in. Mercury has been banned in the medical field due to its harmful effect on human health, for a reason. I don’t understand why I will let it inside the house (in or outside a bulb).

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LED or Light Emitting Diodes was introduced several years back with the promise of lowering electric bill. Plus with LED bulbs, I do not need to buy an adaptor because it fits ordinary sockets perfectly and bright up as soon as you turn it on.

Quick LED Facts:

Regular LED lasts anywhere from 20,000 to 50,000 hours.

Average energy use per year: 329 KWh/yr

Average cost in the Philippines: Php300 to 800

Both CFL and LED serve our lighting needs efficiently. Both fits in sockets of your lamps and fixtures. Meaning, if you don’t consider the chances of your bulb breaking then you would likely choose CFL over LED because of the price difference.

CFL might cost less but it requires you to buy more bulbs over time whereas LED lights last longer, so even though you’re paying more at purchase, you buy fewer bulbs in the long run. Considering the humid weather in the Philippines, we should also consider that CFL bulb emits more heat than LED bulb, thus, by choosing wisely, you can reduce the heat index in your home. Moreover, if you care for the environment, Lower energy consumption decreases carbon dioxide emissions, sulfur oxide, and high-level nuclear waste.

CD-R King, your one-stop media provider gives you the ease of choosing by taking away the drawback of price difference by making LED bulb available to the general public at a more affordable price. For other variants, you may visit CD-R king branches or check out their website at www.cdrking.com.

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Lazada Philippines

Lazada Philippines

Lazada Philippines

Tong Yang Hot Pot : OpenRice.Com Review

I love both my mom and mom-in-law. Both have become strong mom models for me and have shaped me to be the mom I am now. My mom and mom-in-law are different from each other but we celebrate life milestones the same. So to celebrate my mom-in-law’s birthday, my husband my sisters-in-law trooped to the nearest Tong Yang Hot Pot to enjoy good food and to remember family blessings. We usually seat ourselves strategically around the buffet table. I personally survey all the buffet tables first before I go for a plate. My husband usually picks up salad as appetizer, some of friends would go for fruit, I go for whatever I feel like having as appetizer, can be fruits, canapés or even ice cream! Then if it is Tong Yang Hot Pot, be ready to sit around smoked pots and do your part in grilling and setting up the hot pot (that is part of the food fun). We all helped ourselves to choosing what we want to see in the soup, before we go for our own plates. I am a ‘meat-and-seafood-person’, you can easily tell with my body (wink) and what an odd combo too. So I go for the barbecues and I am the first who would order bacon, shrimp and crabs from the kitchen. Yep, bacon, fresh and big shrimps and crabs are available at Tong Yang only if you ask them to be served from the kitchen. Two other things we do at Tong Yang buffet? We never eat any of the rice or pasta and we never gulp on unlimited drinks until we are done with our plate or at least until we feel we had to drink. After gorging on everything we have cooked and plated, if you still have space in your tummy, you can try their dessert table. Just make sure you ask for a clean ice cream scooper for your turn, it can get so murky with excessive buffet ice cream use.

Lazada Philippines

Lazada Philippines

Lazada Philippines