Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Join Manchester City FC at City Live

July 29th, 2015 by LG UK
 
As the official Digital Display Partner to Manchester City FC, we're helping to celebrate the launch of the Premier League season by giving away tickets to the annual City Live Launch party!  It will be hosted by Sky Sports duo Mike Wedderburn and Natalie Sawyer, with performances by the Manchester Camerata, as well as the Manchester band and two thirds of the legendary Doves, Black Rivers. Footballers, musicians and fans, it's set to be a night celebrating the best in both sport and entertainment that Manchester has to offer. Don't miss your chance to join MCFC on Wednesday 5th August at Manchester Central and watch on as they announce...
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LG G4: LG’s MOST AMBITOUS SMARTPHONE YET

April 28th, 2015 by LG UK
 
LG has today unveiled our eagerly anticipated LG G4 smartphone at One Marylebone in London. Focused on delivering comfortable elegance, a great visual and human-centric user experience, the LG G4 is available in handcrafted, genuine full grain leather in a number of beautiful colours as well as a selection of other material options for the G4 rear cover to include pure Ceramic White with 3D patterns, artisan-forged Metallic Grey as well lustrous, Shiny Gold. The fashionable elegance of the LG G4 is a refreshing change from the uniformly flat, full metal designs that have been become standard across the industry. The LG...
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LG Solar receives TOP BRAND PV Europe 2015 award from EuPD Research

February 5th, 2015 by LG Solar
 
LG Solar has been awarded the prestigious TOP BRAND PV Europe 2015 Awards, based on the findings of an extensive survey among European PV installers by EuPD Research. LG Solar received the highest rating by installers in Benelux, the UK and Germany. The independent TOP BRAND PV certificate is issued based on comprehensive analysis of the brand experience of contractors and intermediaries. The award is designed to help interested parties to choose the right solar module for their needs and compare providers in the market. The TOP BRAND PV award has been issued to solar panel manufacturers since 2010, distinguishing those...
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LG at CES 2015

January 8th, 2015 by LG Blog UK
 
Highlighting LG Electronics (LG) “Innovation for a better Life” theme for the 2015 International CES®, LG Chief Technology Officer Dr. Skott Ahn explains how the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the way consumers live, work and play. In his keynote address at LG’s CES press conference earlier this week, Dr. Ahn explained how LG innovations such as HomeChatTM and webOS are driving the IoT ecosystem to make consumers’ lives more convenient and more productive. “The Internet of Things isn’t about just some devices and the apps that control them, It’s what connects everything we value with the innovations that...
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Interview with Prop Buyer Maxine Mellor

December 16th, 2014 by LG Blog UK
 
From Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber, to Indiana Jones’ whip, to The One Ring from Lord of the Rings, movie props are known for becoming cult items themselves. In fact they are often the things that shape our relationship with a film or TV series. We cheered for Uma Thurman when she wielded her Hattori Hanzo sword in Kill Bill. We cried when Wilson was washed out to sea in Cast Away. And we fell in love with Marty McFly when we saw him ride a hoverboard In the movies, these items often appear with a dramatic story attached – such as the...
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#LGScreenview – WIN an LG Home Cinema System for Christmas.

December 11th, 2014 by LG Blog UK
 
At LG, we’re big advocates of Christmas television – we believe that Christmas evenings should be spent getting cosy on the couch, soaking in everything from cheesy holiday movies, to soppy rom-coms, to sci-fi box-sets. So to get everyone in the spirit for film-feasting this festive season, we’re launching a fantastic competition – #LGScreenview! This ridiculously cool competition could bag you a stunning LG 49” Smart 3D 4K TV plus a powerful LG 9.1 Blu-Ray Wireless Home Cinema System, along with vouchers to spend on Amazon.com. This bundle comes in at an amazing £2,000.00 – and offers something the whole family can...
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WIN tickets to see André Rieu at the LG Arena!

November 8th, 2014 by LG Blog UK
 
André Rieu and his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra have taken the world by storm, selling out venues all over the world and generating renewed interest in the waltz. His own exuberant stage presence is part of the appeal, as is his enthusiasm for getting the audience involved in the show. But he’s also an exceptional violinist who’s passionate about bringing his musical loves to a wider audience. The tour stops at the LG Arena in Birmingham on Wednesday 17th December, and the show promises to be a Christmas treat. André will conduct his orchestra through his repertoire that takes in...
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Hughes Home Tech Show

October 23rd, 2014 by LG 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 TV...
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The big switch – Why high efficiency modules are the way forward

September 12th, 2014 by LG 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 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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