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Month: December 2017

All About LED Strips 4 – The Eternal Debate – SMD3528 Vs SMD5050

SMD 3528 vs SMD 5050, those are the two types of chips most used in strips nowadays, and it is essential to distinguish which one is used in each case because that will impact on the price but of course also on the performance. So what are their features and differences? SMD 3528 strips LED flexible are a medium output, low heat LED die. In 5 meter reels with 300 chips they generally generate between 120 to 220lm/m (in Pure White) which is enough to project an even light level approximately 300mm (1′) from where it is mounted. Some manufacturers offer Ultra White versions which can offer up to 360lm/m. The average power consumption for this type of LED SMD Strip is 5W/m. However, big manufacturers offer also higher density reels, with 600 chips per 5 meter reel, which deliver up to 440lm/m (in Pure White), which can go even higher to 720lm/m for manufacturers with Ultra White versions. The power consumption in this case is around 10W/m. Most 3528 LED strips can be cut every 3 LED modules, or 50mm (2″) for 300 chip reels and 25mm (1″) for 600 chip reels. SMD3528 is a single color LED strip lighting solution. In terms of price, they are the cheaper option. SMD 5050 flexible strip LED are a high power, higher heat SMD LED option. They are also commonly...

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Better Health in the Raw

I've been home with my dad for the past few months. He had a stroke and needed some support while recuperating. It's been like – I'm the parent and dad is the child. And as a parent, I've been in charge of the meals. The first thing we did was to remove the fuses from the stove – a safety factor following a minor mishap. That opened up the question from dad – "What do we eat now – we can not cook?" "Leave that to me" I said, "I'm a bit of a gourmet salad maker." And so for the past two months or so, dad and I have been living on a raw diet of fruits, vegetable salads, dried fruits, cheeses and some wonderful wholemeal breads. o Dad has lost a bit of weight – and I've earned a bit – go figure! o Dad is sleeping better – in fact, he now sleeps through the night whereas before, he was up and down like a monkey in a coconut tree. o His bowels are functioning a lot more regularly. o The pain that he was regularly experiencing in parts of his body is now intermittent and of less severity. o He gets out and walks for 20 minutes each day, greeting people in the neighborhood and stopping for occasional visits with friends. o His eyesight has...

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Exotic Types of Bonsai Tree

Not all types of bonsai tree are of a coniferous or deciduous species, with the occasional fruit tree forming part of the collection. The bonsai artist can choose a type of bonsai tree that is much more exotic. One of the more exotic choices is the Wisteria bonsai. A native of China, Korea, and Japan, they can reach 30 feet in the wild. Forming them into a bonsai is a difficult challenge, since they don’t conform to any of the usual styles. The flowering habit of the Japanese bonsai tree is perhaps the most spectacular of the Wisteria bonsai. The Wisteria flower, assuming a variety of colors including blue, purple, pink, and white, are both beautiful and aromatic. The Wisteria flower carries a distinctive fragrance similar to that of grapes. The early flowering time of the Japanese bonsai tree Wisteria can cause problems in temperate climates, where early frost can destroy the coming year flowers. The care of Wisteria bonsai is fairly easy. They need lots of water in the spring when they are blooming, adequate drainage, and ample fertilizer. Also need fertilizer in the fall before the leaves fall off. Another one the exotic types of bonsai tree is the Orange Jasmine. It is another option that will provide beauty to the eye and delight to the nose. This type of bonsai tree is a summer flowering tree...

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Moringa – The Miracle Tree

What is Moringa? Moringa is a tree that is said to have originated in northern India close to the Himalayan Mountains. This tree became famous thousands of years ago for its medicinal properties and is believed to been traded in mass quantities. This explains its now current locations being more subtropical and located on the old major trade routes. There are 12 different types of moringa plants, but the most popular and most nutritious is by far Moringa Oleifera. This leaves from this moringa tree have been used to treat over 300 diseases in Indian medicine. In addition, the crushed leaves provide one of the most holistic nutritional palates ever seen by plant matter. Ounce for ounce, the crushed moringa leaves contain 7 times the amount of vitamin C as oranges, 3 times the potassium as bananas, 4 times the vitamin a as carrots, 2 times the protein and 4 times the calcium as milk! It also contains 20 amino acids and all of the essential amino acids. Moringa is also high in antioxidants and is a great source of leafy green protein. Unbelievable right? I think so too and so do the people who are in the know. This plant is currently being used in Africa to treat malnourished children and its working like gangbusters. But it does not end there, the Malunggay (as it is called in...

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