Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Hughes Home Tech Show

October 23rd, 2014 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
LG will once again be attending the excellent Hughes Home Tech show in Norwich this weekend. It was a brilliant show last year and we’re expecting another great weekend this year. As usual the show is set to be packed full of deals on a wide variety of consumer electronics, so it’s your chance to grab a bargain. This year we’re particularly looking forward to showing off our UHD OLED TV’s along with our energy efficient Home Appliance range. It’s been a really exciting year with various breakthroughs in the consumer electronics division. Within Home Entertainment, T3 have described LG’s Smart...
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The big switch – Why high efficiency modules are the way forward

September 12th, 2014 by LG SolarLG Solar
 

More than 5 million households in the UK have already installed solar panels. This number is set to grow even further in the next few years, with experts estimating that by 2020 almost 40 per cent of the UK’s annual electricity needs could be covered by solar panels. However, to reach this goal in the next few years, there needs to be a shift in the market’s perception of higher efficiency models.

Many installers in the UK still prefer the 250 watt modules and are hesitant to switch to higher efficiency modules. Our conversations with installers have shown that the key reasons for this are:

  • In the UK, the solar incentive scheme supports smaller systems and PV systems with up to 4kWp get the highest feed-in tariffs in the country
  • The solar market is still young (despite being a rapidly growing market), so people stick to what they know – 250 watt modules
  • Price – modules with higher wattage are still slightly more expensive despite the narrowing price gap

These key myths can all be debunked. According to the DECC PV statistics, around70 per cent of domestic installations within the 4 KWp boundary are in fact smaller than 4 KWp, using less than the required 16 panels.

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LG 300 Neon system with optimal roof usage

Consequently, for households with less roof space it would make more sense to go for higher efficiency panels such as 280 KWp to get most out of their system and be eligible for the highest feed-in tariffs. Despite a higher initial investment for these solar modules, they will pay themselves off more quickly. Throughout the day, these solar modules produce significantly more energy – this means higher pay back if the energy is sold to the grid or lower costs if the households energy consumption is very high.

Apart from return on investment, longevity is usually the most important factor for potential customers when considering buying a solar system. Solar systems are a longterm investment and customers therefore need to be knowledgeable about the best available quality and output. It is an installer’s responsibility to carefully evaluate the best solution for their customers to achieve optimal efficiency and performance with the available roof space.

Finding the best solutions for clients and offering the most efficient solar modules does not only benefit the customer. By adopting the latest modules and switching to high efficiency systems, installers have the opportunity to distinctly differentiate from their competitors. They are offering their customers a better product than the competition and can position themselves as solar experts. Ultimately, it’s all about customer satisfaction – and customers will definitely be satisfied with considerably higher yields over as much as 25 years and longer.

In the end, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach. Choosing a system depends on a number of factors such as sun exposure, roof size or budget. However, if the circumstances are right, then a higher efficiency system would be a better choice as it produces more energy and generates a higher return on investment. It is not a case of picking the best solar system, but rather enabling customers to make educated choices by giving them options and informing them about the diversity of the solar market.

LG at IFA 2014

September 5th, 2014 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
At IFA 2014, Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show held from September 5-10 in Berlin, LG Electronics (LG) is gearing up to unveil a spectacular product line-up to demonstrate just how integrated LG has become in consumers’ lives. Under the theme of Innovation for a Better Life, LG will look to further position itself as a brand that delivers a refined, smart user experience across its entire line-up of consumer electronics and home appliances, including the world’s first commercial 4K OLED TV, G Watch R featuring Android WearTM, CordZeroTM vacuum cleaners and appliances that respond to natural language text messages. “What...
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LG G Watch

June 25th, 2014 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
With an eye on transforming wearable devices into more than just a conversation piece, LG Electronics (LG) today introduced the highly anticipated LG G Watch, one of the first devices powered by Android Wear™, Google’s new operating system which extends the Android platform to wearables. As a wrist wearable device featuring a button-less design, the G Watch will appeal to a mass audience with its simple minimalist design, quick and “glance-able” access to useful information and seamless connectivity with other Android devices, keeping users connected wherever, whenever. “As one of the first to market with Android Wear, LG wanted to develop...
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#LGMatchMoments

June 18th, 2014 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
At LG, we spend years working to provide you with the perfect picture and the freshest of tech so you can enjoy some of the amazing moments broadcast on your TV. This summer, we want you to be the show, including your reactions to the highs and lows of the greatest football event ever – because what happens on the pitch is only half the story. Direct from the nation’s sofas, #LGMatchMoments will capture fans cheering as their team scores that critical goal, as well as the inevitable tears, so grab your phone and join the conversation. Until 14th July,...
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WITH NEW G3, LG AIMS TO REDEFINE CONCEPT OF SMART AND SIMPLE

May 27th, 2014 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
LG Electronics (LG) today introduced to the world its eagerly anticipated G3 smartphone, the successor to the company’s well-received LG G2. With launch events taking place in six cities worldwide — London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Istanbul — LG G3 aims to redefine the definition of a global smartphone for global customers. Developed under the Simple is the New Smart concept, LG G3 is a culmination of consumer research based on LG’s product development philosophy, Learning from You. The LG G3 was empowered with the best of what current technology has to offer, providing consumers with a...
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Vesaro launch world’s first full motion racing simulator with triple curved OLED display!

May 23rd, 2014 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
LG and Vesaro are proud to be at the cutting edge of technology once again with another worlds first. In the form of a new Special Edition setup, the "Vesaro I Evolve Special Edition Extreme" "We have created a triple formation of the stunning LG 55 inch Curved OLED display offering 165 inches of curved display. Partnering with LG to bring this groundbreaking product to market we have created." comments Vesaro CEO, Nevil Slade, "The displays float above the Vesaro simulator wrapping around the seating position giving a level of immersion just not possible with three flat screens." Although alternative methods...
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Easy Spring Clean with LG

May 21st, 2014 by LG UKLG UK
 
Still not managed the big Spring Clean? It’s almost overdue - let your appliances do the work for you whilst you enjoy the early signs of Summer that are starting to show! LG’s home appliances are designed with user convenience at the forefront. We know you don’t have all day every day to wash, sweep and hang out the laundry. Our own research (LG UK, August 2013) has shown that us Brits in fact do a bare 2 hours a week of household chores, compared to an average of 63 hours three decades ago. We don’t blame you! Here’s some of the...
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Stretch Your Fresh Herbs Further with LG Refrigeration

May 9th, 2014 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
Those who favour fresh herbs in their food will all be too familiar with the disappointment of returning to a wilted half-a-bunch in the fridge when you come back to using again days later. As LG’s refrigeration is designed with a host of features to prolong the freshness of your food, no longer will you need to fret at the price of a bunch of basil, when you need just a few leaves to complement your tomato salad – it should last days longer so you can use for flavouring a wealth of meals. LG’s unique Moist Balance Crisper is...
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Chuck out the Chintz and invest in Chilling

April 16th, 2014 by LG Blog UKLG Blog UK
 
The fast-approaching May Day Bank Holiday will show that not only is Morris dancing actually quite cool but that homeowners (45%), will work on their homes which makes it ideal for LG to introduce four new combination fridge freezers to choose from. If you are anything like the majority of people who will either host a party, dinner or just catch up with the family this holiday, a new fridge freezer maybe something you need after realising just how much you rely on your appliances for both capacity and functionality – and becoming accustomed with just how much buffet food your...
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