Improve Your Well-Being – How Your Attitude to Health Can Help


How do                   you define health? Is it a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being? Is it merely the absence of disease or infirmity? Or is health a resource for everyday life, rather than the objective of living; a positive concept, emphasising social and personal resources as well as physical capabilities?

Good health is harder to define than bad health (which can be equated with the presence of disease), because it must convey a concept more positive than mere absence of disease, and there is a variable area between health and disease. Health is clearly a complex, multidimensional concept. Health is, ultimately, poorly defined and difficult to measure, despite impressive efforts by epidemiologists, vital statisticians, social scientists and political economists. Each individual’s health is shaped by many factors, including medical care, social circumstances, and behavioural choices.

Health Care

While it is true to say that health care is the prevention, treatment and management of illness, and the preservation of mental and physical well-being, through the services offered by the medical, nursing and allied health professions, health-related behaviour is influenced by our own values, which are determined by upbringing, by example, by experience, by the company one keeps, by the persuasive power of advertising (often a force of behaviour that can harm health), and by effective health education. Healthy individuals are able to mobilise all their physical, mental, and spiritual resources to improve their chances of survival, to live happy and fulfilling lives, and to be of benefit to their dependants and society.

Achieving health, and remaining healthy, is an active process. Natural health is based on prevention, and on keeping our bodies and minds in good shape. Health lies in balancing these aspects within the body through a regimen consisting of diet, exercise, and regulation of the emotions. The last of these is too often ignored when health advice is dispensed, but can have a pronounced effect on physical well-being.


Every day, or so it seems, new research shows that some aspect of lifestyle – physical activity, diet, alcohol consumption, and so on – affects health and longevity. Physical fitness is good bodily health, and is the result of regular exercise, proper diet and nutrition, and proper rest for physical recovery. The field of nutrition also studies foods and dietary supplements that improve performance, promote health, and cure or prevent disease, such as fibrous foods to reduce the risk of colon cancer, or supplements with vitamin C to strengthen teeth and gums and to improve the immune system. When exercising, it becomes even more important to have a good diet to ensure that the body has the correct ratio of   whilst providing ample  ; this is to aid the body in the recovery process following strenuous exercise.

If you’re trying to lose weight by “dieting”, don’t call it a diet, first of all – successful dieters don’t call what they do a “diet”. A healthy diet and regular physical activity are both important for maintaining a healthy weight. Even literate, well-educated people sometimes have misguided views about what makes or keeps them healthy, often believing that regular daily exercise, regular bowel movements, or a specific dietary regime will alone suffice to preserve their good health. Despite the ever-changing, ever-conflicting opinions of the medical experts as to what is good for us, one aspect of what we eat and drink has remained constantly agreed by all: a balanced diet.

A balanced diet comprises a mixture of the main varieties of nutriments (protein, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and vitamins). Proper nutrition is just as, if not more, important to health as exercise. If you’re concerned about being overweight, you don’t need to add the extra stress of “dieting”. No “low-fat this” or “low-  that”; just healthful eating of smaller portions, with weight loss being a satisfying side effect. Improve health by eating real food in moderation. (For many reasons, not everyone has easy access to or incentives to eat a balanced diet. Nevertheless, those who eat a well-balanced diet are healthier than those who do not.)


Physical exercise is considered important for maintaining physical fitness and overall health (including healthy weight), building and maintaining healthy bones, muscles and joints, promoting physiological well-being, reducing surgical risks, and strengthening the immune system. Aerobic exercises, such as walking, running and swimming, focus on increasing cardiovascular endurance and muscle density. Anaerobic exercises, such as weight training or sprinting, increase muscle mass and strength. Proper rest and recovery are also as important to health as exercise, otherwise the body exists in a permanently injured state and will not improve or adapt adequately to the exercise. The above two factors can be compromised by psychological compulsions (eating disorders, such as exercise bulimia, anorexia, and other misinformation, a lack of organisation, or a lack of motivation.

Ask your doctor or physical therapist what exercises are best for you. Your doctor and/or physical therapist can recommend specific types of exercise, depending on your particular situation. You can use exercises to keep strong and limber, improve cardiovascular fitness, extend your joints’ range of motion, and reduce your weight. You should never be too busy to exercise. There’s always a way to squeeze in a little exercise, no matter where you are. Eliminate one or maybe even two items from your busy schedule to free up time to fit in some exercise and some “YOU” time. Finding an exercise partner is a common workout strategy.


You may have heard about the benefits of diet and exercise ad  , but may be unaware of the effect that your emotions can have on your physical well-being and, indeed, your longevity. Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life. Mental health is how we think, feel, and act in order to face life’s situations. Prolonged psychological stress may have a negative impact on health, such as weakening the immune system.

Children are particularly vulnerable. Caring for and protecting a child’s mental health is a major part of helping that child to grow into a normal adult, accepted into society. Mental health problems are not just a passing phase. Children are at greater risk for developing mental health problems when certain factors occur in their lives or environments. Mental health problems include depression, bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, schizophrenia and conduct disorder. Do your best to provide a safe and loving home and community for your child, as well as nutritious meals, regular health check-ups, immunisations and exercise. Many children experience mental health problems that are real and painful, and they can be severe. Mental health problems affect at least one in every five young people at any given time. Tragically, an estimated two-thirds of all young people with mental health problems are not getting the help they need. Mental health problems can lead to school failure, alcohol or other drug abuse, family discord, violence, or even suicide. A variety of signs may point to a possible mental health problem in a child or teenager. Talk to your doctor, a school counsellor, or other mental health professionals who are trained to assess whether your child has a mental health problem.

Control your emotions. If a driver overtakes you on the wrong side, or pulls out of a side road in front of you, don’t seethe with rage and honk your horn; You’re hurting no one but yourself by raising your blood pressure. Anger has been linked to heart disease, and research has suggested that hardening of the arteries occurs faster in people who score highly in hostility and anger tests. Stay calm in such situations, and feel proud of yourself for doing so. Take comfort in the knowledge that such aggressive drivers only increase their own blood pressure. Your passengers will be more impressed with your “cool” than with your irascibility.

If you are in a constant rush, feeling that every second of your life counts, just slow down a little. Yes, every second does count, but consider the concept of quality of life. Compare how you feel when you’re in a hurry with how you feel when you’re not. Which feels better? Rushing everywhere increases your stress level. The body tries to overcome stress by making certain physiological adjustments. Some time after you slow down, the physiological adjustments and the stress symptoms revert to normal. If you don’t ever slow down, the physiological adjustments and the stress symptoms persist. It is this persistence of the body’s response that matters. You may develop physical, physiological or psychological problems, and may not be able to lead a normal life. Many cases of stress are somehow connected with money, or rather the lack of it. Such people struggle to make ends meet or to acquire more material possessions. This brings us to our final discussion: attitude.


It is always pleasant to enjoy the fruits of our labours, of course. Sometimes, however, it seems that whatever we do, it’s just not enough to be able to afford that new car or that foreign holiday. So, what do we usually do then? We work harder, longer; we increase the stress on our minds and bodies; we spend less time with our families and friends; we become more irascible and less likeable people. If you find yourself in this situation, just stop for a moment, and consider: Is it all worth it? What is the purpose of life? Surely it is to be happy. You’ll probably be happier if you adopt the philosophy that true quality of life is not to be found in material things. If you convince yourself that you want less, you’ll need less. If you need less, you’ll cope with life more easily, and the happier, and therefore healthier, you’ll be. Buddha called this “enlightenment”. Enjoy a “good-health attitude”. Focus on your abilities instead of disabilities. Be satisfied with what you have, rather than be dissatisfied about what you don’t have and probably never will have.

If you simply cannot cope with a healthy diet, exercise and emotional control, but genuinely prefer to eat junk food, be permanently drunk, be under constant stress, and be disliked by others, then enjoy your life while it lasts, but understand that the trade-off is that it will probably not last long. If you accept this willingly, you’ll be happy. There is some merit in the philosophy that it is better to live a short, happy life than a long, miserable one.




Mobile pet grooming van

Owing to all the above factors, mobile pet grooming van is fast catching mobile dog grooming up as the preferred grooming service. Your pet will enjoy a shampoo, flea dip and have his hair blow-dried. His coat will be trimmed and styled. Dogs will have their anal glands drained and if you wish the nails will be painted after trimming. So the range of services is complete, all in the privacy of your home.

It is important to pamper your pet once in a while by providing them a nice grooming session. Apart from keeping your pet healthy by removal of fleas and other parasites and taking care of infections, he will also look clean with a shiny coat to boot. The grooming session ends with a complimentary gift to the pets, usually a bow or ribbon for females and a bandana for male pets.

As like humans, pets also want to be clean and well groomed. Pet grooming involves different grooming services that you should perform on your pet. An important pet grooming service is to give bath to your pets regularly. Owners should give a great bathing experience to their lovely pets. They should collect all grooming bath supplies such as dog shampoo, bucket, towel and hair dryer at one place, before bringing pet into bathroom.

Give them comfort and warm temperature to bath. You can give them an easy bath in bathtub or splash water over their body. You can also use a hose with sprayer to wash your pets. Use your hand for a smooth rubbing. Pet grooming gloves are also helpful to scrub your dog. You can offer light-handed massage at the time of bath. Your pet will really enjoy this type of bathing practice.


The Most Suitable Freelance Presenter For Your Event

Events, parties, and even seminars tend to go smoother and turn out more successful if there is a seasoned presenter in charge of the hosting duties. This is because a presenter can make a detailed program which has to be followed by the speakers, guests, attendees and other people who will be participating or joining the event. This program or schedule of activities will enable the event to transition smoothly from one activity to another. Having a presenter will also help the event look more professionally planned. A professional presenter will eliminate “dead air” and boring moments as well. Finally, a seasoned presenter will know how to deal with or manage certain snags or difficulties that can come up during the event such as some technical problems or the absence of a key speaker.

If you don’t have a skilled and well-experienced presenter in your pool to handle the hosting duties for an event you are planning for, you can hire a freelance presenter or emcee. To make sure that you will be hiring the best one for your particular event, below are some helpful tips you can follow:

Know your intended audience. Before hiring a freelance presenter, you need to know who the audience or guests will be at your event. By doing so, you can find a speaker who can best understand and empathize with your audience and provide the solution or entertainment that they are looking for.

Look into the communication and hosting style of the presenter. Communication and hosting styles usually vary greatly among professional presenters. Some have a great sense of humor, while others prefer to get right to business. Once again, you will have to consider your audience’s expectations before selecting your presenter. Decide what communication and hosting style would work best for your audience and find a presenter who can successfully deliver.

Take into account the presenter’s professional background and accomplishments. In general, people don’t want to hear from a presenter who doesn’t have anything meaningful to say. As such, you have to look carefully at the resumes of every emcee that you are considering. They should possess relevant experiences and achievements that would make them an excellent presenter.



Classroom Training Is Still Tops

The Association for Talent Development recently published Instructional Design Now: A New Age of Learning and Beyond (March 2015).

What is interesting about this report is that it found that traditional classroom training is currently used by 92% of instructional designers.

I consider this finding both surprising and gratifying.

There are a number of reasons why this surprises me:

1. There seems to be an ever increasing emphasis on the more technical learning modalities, such as: e-learning, mobile learning, social networking, web 2.0 applications, web-based learning, gamification, and massive open online courses (MOOCs).

2. Every open training position (for instructional designers, training specialists and training managers) that I have seen has a specific requirement that applicants possess both experience and expertise with technical learning strategies.

3. Most of the articles I see in training-oriented and business-oriented publications focus on high tech learning opportunities.

4. Conversations on social media sites and online communities center around technology-based training.

For all of these reasons, I had been resigned to the fact that the predominant preference in the profession must be for technology rather than traditional classroom training.

And that is a world in which I do not fit.

I have previously written about my strong belief that classroom training is the only effective way to help participants learn and practice the soft skills they need to be successful in any job: communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and interpersonal relations, to name a few.

I think that supervisors need this type of training and practice even more than employees, since supervision involves people management skills: interviewing, orienting, delegating, motivating, building teams, resolving conflict, managing performance, coaching, training, and evaluating, etc.

Therefore, the finding that classroom training is still preferred by 92% of instructional designers gratifies me.

After reading two recent articles regarding the importance of soft skills over technical skills, I believe that companies will also soon be on board, if they are not already, in recognizing the importance of classroom training.

1. The Business News Daily (March 23, 2015) reported that a study conducted by Instructure found that, when making new entry-level hires, managers are starting to focus more on soft skills, such as work ethic and attitude, than on hard trade skills.

By the way, Instructure is a software-as-a-service company, so it seems to me it is quite significant for them to report that a strong work ethic is more important than technical skills.

2. An article from the Sidney Morning Herald (April 6, 2015) reported a study by a United Kingdom-based research firm that also confirmed that hiring managers highly value soft skills, such as communication and relationship building.



Family Practice Doctor – How To Get One Good Enough For Your Family

Getting a good                      family practice doctor requires you to consider a few issues. One of the most profitable avenues to go down with your research is consulting with a physicians review service. These types of services have become of increased importance over the past few years. In the past, it was difficult for patients and customers to get adequate information about potential medical professionals. Today, however, there are many potential service providers that pride themselves on offering unbiased reviews of physicians as well as other information that can help the decision making process of a patient. There are many things to keep in mind when consulting with a doctors review service.

Choosing a family practice doctor is a difficult process. One benefit of using a ratings service is the range of opinions offered about a potential MD. Many service providers make sure that they offer  and intensive information that is easy to access and decipher. Finding a service provider that offers more than one opinion about a potential doctor can be of great benefit. When you are exposed to the opinions of many different patients that have had different experiences with a physician, you can build an unbiased knowledge of that doctor’s strengths and weaknesses. Be sure to consider the amount of information a service offers about your potential physician, because the more information you have access to, the more informed your decision will be.

Another thing to consider when using a review service to choose a family practice doctor is the qualifications of a patient as a medical practice critic. There are many differing opinions on this issue. Some doctors and others contend that patients are not qualified to adequately review a doctor’s treatments. Some argue that it is difficult to assess the quality of health-care delivered in traditional ways, and that a patient lacks the training and expertise to do so effectively. Many also note that a failure of treatment could be attributable to many different factors. However, some doctors and patients feel that rating services are a good idea. Having access to the opinions and testimonials of patients can be of great benefit to a person who is choosing a physician. Using this information can help you choose the right health-care option for your loved ones.

A further concern when choosing a family practice doctor is the level of receptivity this physician has to criticism. By consulting a physician review service you may be able to build a more informed picture of the physician you may choose. Some patients may be able to offer insight into some aspects of the physician’s personality that will inform your decision. Also, some patients may provide information about the physician’s receptivity to criticism. If the rating service you use is highly trafficked, then it will be more likely that the physician you are researching is affected by this shared criticism. Many physicians embrace this medium as a way to more directly and effectively treat their patients. If, for example, a patient discusses failures in customer service, the physician can use this information to target that aspect of his or her business and improve it.




How LED Boat Lights Stack Up Against Halogen Boat Lights

The big news in boating lighting these days is the introduction of high performance solid state lighting, otherwise known as LEDs. Although they are proving quite effective in real world examples and the number of boaters making the switch to LEDs grows every day

there still remains a large group skeptical of their value and effectiveness. Many of the reasons for this skepticism are quite understandable as the initial introduction of LEDs was somewhat premature and the technology not quite ready for primetime when they were being aggressively marketed. The result was a lot of poorly made and low grade LED boat lights flooding the market and putting off customers when they found their performance far less than stellar. Fortunately, LED lighting technology has matured very quickly, and LED fixtures available today have pretty well dispelled any remaining reasons for continuing skepticism.

Halogen Boat Lights-

Halogen boat lights have been the dominating form of boat lighting for many years. Fairly cheap to purchase and producing a good amount of light for the money, they have been an effective addition to most boats. Halogen lamps however have had several drawbacks that simply cannot be overcome by any improvements, largely because of the constraints produced by their basic design.

Halogen lights produce a lot of heat. These bulbs are designed to produce more light than their standard incandescent counterparts, and one of the side effects of producing more light is higher heat production. While a halogen bulb may have the same wattage rating as its incandescent counterpart, it produces more heat because of the filament and bulb design as well as the materials used to construct it. It’s brighter because it causes the filament to run hotter than a standard incandescent. This high heat has led to problems with overheating, fire hazards, and accidental burns.

Halogen boat lights tend to have a rather short operating life. Most halogen lamps tend to have shorter lifespans the higher the wattage is, and averages around 500 to 1,000 hours are common. Depending on how often you use them, you can expect to replace them fairly often, sometimes within as little as a season of use.

The durability of halogen bulbs leaves a lot to be desired. Because they are at the basic level a simple incandescent bulb, they too have a thin wire filament and fragile glass bulb used in their construction. This means that the bulb is sensitive to rough handling, and a halogen bulb exposed to frequent vibration can experience premature failure due to the wire filament becoming fatigued and breaking. Filament breakage is more common when the lamp us exposed to vibration while in operation due to the heated filament being less resilient and more easily separated from its anchor contacts. Additionally, halogen bulbs are extremely sensitive to wetness, which can present a serious problem for lamps installed on boats. Should a fixture housing seal fail, or water somehow otherwise enter into the lamp and contact the bulb, the bulb will normally simply heat up and then quickly fail.



A Buyer’s Guide to LED Lighting Power Supplies

As LED lighting is becoming increasingly popular in architectural lighting, task lighting, medical lighting (particularly for use in surgical theatres), transportation, entertainment, and even household lighting This article intends to be a comprehensive guide to their utility, what the advantages that LED lighting possesses over other types of lighting and how to select an appropriate power source for the LED lights.

First, what IS an LED light? A light-emitting diode (LED) is an electronic light source. LED’s are based on the semiconductor diode. When the diode is forward biased (switched on), electrons are able to recombine with holes and energy is released in the form of light. This effect is called electroluminescence and the color of the light is determined by the energy gap of the semiconductor.

LED’s present many advantages over traditional light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved robustness, smaller size ( enabling LED’s to be easily populated onto printed circuit boards.) and faster switching (LED’s light up very quickly. A typical red indicator LED will achieve full brightness in microseconds, and LED’s used in communications devices can have even faster response times.). Thus their utility value is very high. Maybe the greatest advantage of all is that as the color of the light depends on a specific variable (i.e.- the energy gap of the semiconductor) thus LED’s can emit light of an intended color without the use of color filters that traditional lighting methods require. This is more efficient and can lower initial costs for a vast range of applications which previously used the colour filtering process.

Further advantages of LED’s exist, among them efficiency of an LED is prominent. LED’s produce more light per watt than incandescent bulbs, and wastage of energy is minimal, as LED’s radiate very little heat in the form of IR that can cause damage to sensitive objects or fabrics. Wasted energy is dispersed as heat through the base of the LED. Further as light is emitted from a solid state material, greater shock absorption capability is present in the LED lights. Further, LED’s do not contain mercury, unlike most fluorescent lamps.

But LED’s are currently more expensive, on an initial capital cost basis, than most conventional lighting technologies, and are very much sensitive to temperature and voltage. LED’s must be supplied with the voltage above the threshold and a current below the rating. This can involve series resistors or current-regulated power supplies, and the proper function of the power supply is an essential factor in creating maximum utility and longevity of the systems. If too much current passes through the semiconductor material forming the Diodes the LED will burn out! LED power supplies must, among others, provide Universal AC input, allowing the full range of applications, Short circuit, over load, over voltage protection, a built-in dimming function, allowing the light levels to be adjusted to create different effects.

And of course the safety of the LED power supply is a prime concern, to prevent overheating, cooling should take place, and the most efficient form of this is by free air convection. And the power supply must come fully equipped with an isolated, (preferably) plastic case that is resistant to external influences such as water on order to protect it from harmful effects of water and dust.

If you are planning an LED lighting project, for your home, garden or even your office or your shop, a


LCD TVs and LED TVs: Are They Really Different?

Nowadays, you can see a lot of people spending hours and hours together shopping for a perfect television which would occupy the center-stage of their respective living rooms infohatworld

With the ubiquitous presence of ever-confusing marketers of the television-manufacturing companies, the decision is becoming all the more difficult. So, let us understand the technologies before you splurge your hard-earned money on them.

Earlier, you used to find televisions with only one kind of technology. They were called ‘CRT TVs’ (Cathode Ray Tube). With the help of electron guns, coils and a fluorescent screen, the CRT TV was able to produce a viewable image. Now, there were problems with this technology:

1. A number of components were used to manufacture the television which made the processes of production, repair and maintenance difficult

2. The individual components were also bulky which made the television quite heavy

3. Some of these televisions had a problem of ‘Image burn-in‘ (Permanent discoloration of areas on electronic display) and a problem of ‘Image Loss‘ at the boundaries of the display

4. These televisions produced noticeable flicker at low refresh rates

5. They consumed high power and generated a lot of heat

To overcome the drawbacks of this technology, manufacturers started producing LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) televisions. An LCD is a flat-panel display that makes use of light modulating properties of liquid crystals. Now, these liquid crystals do not emit light by themselves, so a backlighting source is required in cases where there is higher power consumption. To understand this, you need to take note that there are two kinds of LCDs: ‘Passive Matrix LCDs’ and ‘Active Matrix LCDs’. In ‘Passive Matrix LCDs’ like ‘Alarm Clocks’ and ‘Calculators’ where the power consumption is less, a backlighting source is usually not required. Contrast this with ‘Active Matrix LCDs’, where some sort of backlighting mechanism is required. Now, this backlighting has been traditionally achieved with a ‘Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp’ (CCFL) in an LCD Television. So, the ‘CCFL backlit LCD’ television overcomes the problems of CRT in the following fashion

1. They don’t use phosphor. So, the problem of ‘Image burn-in’ is eliminated

2. They can be configured to run at high refresh rates. So, the problem of flicker is eliminated

3. When compared to the CRT television, the components used are lighter in weight, so the heaviness of the television is reduced

4. They consume lesser power and generate lesser heat while lighting the entire screen uniformly


LED Bulb Shopping Guide


With the ever increasing choices available to online shoppers these days you might be confused or unsure as to what may be a wise choice in choosing your new LED investment. With so many different options available such as lumens, wattage, beam angle, colour rendering etc. you may be thinking why can’t I just pick my bulb from the wattage (watts) and be done with it, if only life could be so simple LED Display

Well the good old folks of the EU have in their wisdom implemented a directive (2009/125/EC) which requires from September 2010 that all labelling of lighting be in terms of lumens instead of electrical watts. You may be asking why have they done this, well good question, in simple terms Watt’s is not a useful comparison in the brightness of an LED lamp compared to lumens. The higher the lumens the brighter the lamp therefore always be mindful of the stated lumens output of any lamp you wish to purchase. For example a wax candle has approximately 13 lumens of light; a 60 watt incandescent lamp has 720 lumens, the brighter the light source the higher the lumens.

With modern day LED technology we would be looking at 100 lumens per watt of power e.g. 4.5W LED = 450 lumens as compared to halogen type lamps which output around 12 lumens per watt of power.

Now onto our next question – can I simply replace my existing lamps with LED in my home?

The good news is YES, many new LED bulbs can just be replaced without any fuss at all, just find the correct bulb base, pick the lumens your require, the colour temp (e.g. warm white, pure white) and off you go. Now wasn’t that easy – for now.

Check out some popular LED websites that include a lamp picture menu, this makes it easier to select the correct fitting before your purchase.

Next choice – Dimmable or not?

As with your old bulbs LED lamps can also be dimmed BUT only if they state that on website/packaging. You will most likely have to pay a slight premium for a dimmable version of the LED bulb you want as there are a few extra components needed to perform this function. Another point to consider and a very important one is will I need a new dimmer switch or will my existing one suffice? The simple answer is – you won’t know, chances are if your existing dimmer switch is a few years old it will not be compatible with your new dimmable LED bulb. You will need a trailing edge dimmer switch to ensure the long life of your new investment, so my advice is if you’re not sure don’t chance it and buy a new LED dimmer switch.

Whilst we are on the subject of dimming you may find that if you’re buying a 12 volt LED bulb that your old or existing transformer won’t be compatible either, again because of the nature of LED bulbs and the sensitive internal circuitry you will need an LED driver / transformer to deliver a constant current (electrical term) to enable the LED bulb to work correctly, again a wise choice to just replace your transformers with new LED type. Don’t forget you can have a larger wattage LED driver to work quite a few LED spots without having to purchase a small LED driver for each individual lamp.

Colour temperature – or simply what colour light will the bulb put out.

Pretty straightforward answers here:

Warm White is an ideal match to traditional Halogen bulbs/incandescent bulbs and produces a more warm yellow light with a colour temperature 3200K (probably the one most people are used too)

Pure White produces a white light which is often used in commercial environments or to create a very modern look with a colour temperature of 6500K.

You may find when looking at your products online that they quote a figure as above showing a high number with a K at the end, this is just the colour temperature output in the unit Kelvins (K). Some websites will show you a pretty chart with the colour temperature range from warm white to cool white along with the Kelvin scale, quite useful as it shows you what the output is likely to be (see above).


Top Ten Most Dangerous Realtor Website Mistakes

As an ever increasing number of individuals are utilizing the web to discover data, it is anything but an unexpected real estate professionals are utilizing sites to use their business on the web, particularly in the current decline in the housing market. Each benefit over the opposition matters.

Having a strong site is an incredible augmentation of the customary real estate agent’s disconnected showcasing approach. Not exclusively does a real estate agent look at amiable and proficient without flinching of their customers, yet in addition to guests online who run over their webpage. Shockingly, real estate agents who dispatch their sites end up with ones that aren’t ideal to their organizations.

Subsequent to going through years in web improvement and web advertising for real estate agents, I’ve paid heed in blemishes in real estate agent sites that influence a real estate agent’s online exhibition in lead age show up over and over.

The following are the main 10 regular slip-ups numerous real estate agents make with their sites:


This is maybe the more terrible misstep any real estate agent can make. There are a couple of real estate agents who have their contact data totally missing on their sites, which is the more terrible case situation, yet the genuine offender here is the contact data that is DIFFICULT to track down.

A few real estate agents burn through great many dollars on perfectly planned sites, however with regards to featuring their telephone number or their contact structure, it’s a small piece of text or connection that makes “Where’s Waldo” simple to discover.

All things considered, in the event that you don’t have your contact data promptly accessible, who can call you to request your administrations?

No big surprise numerous real estate professionals are disappointed about not getting leads on the web!


As is commonly said, pictures are worth 1,000 words and increase the value of your site.

Except if, your photos are truly downright awful.

At that point, your photos would be shouting 4 words, “This has no utilization!”. I’ve seen a few real estate agents who use photographs that might be important to their own life, yet to somebody who is moving from an alternate zone or considerably opposite part of town, it has neither rhyme nor reason. These sorts of photographs basically have no worth.

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Additionally, I actually haven’t sorted out why numerous real estate agents (or their site designers) like to utilize minuscule thumbnailed measurements for their primary photographs. On the off chance that they developed a tick, that is incredible, however many don’t.

You wouldn’t put a little picture on a posting flyer, OK?


The reason for a blog on a real estate agent’s website is what might be compared to becoming more acquainted with the real estate professional face to face and perusing their profile. By posting routinely refreshed data on postings, the zone and the networks, the nearby housing market and your own entrances, you assemble trust with your guests and they will think you are a savvy and amiable real estate agent. You become the go-to individual for answers.

As a general rule, numerous real estate professionals actually don’t have online journals or an approach to show their character and information on their site, however anticipate that every visitor should reach them for their land administrations since they have an amazing profile picture.

For what reason would anybody contact a real estate professional they scarcely know?


A ton of real estate agents like to underscore on numerous significant points on their site, like purchasing and selling, and ordinarily remember it for their principle route bar. Nonetheless, the issue many run into is having TOO numerous significant things, which make everything less significant and befuddling.

What’s far and away more terrible than having an excessive number of things in the route bar?

Such a large number of things under every essential route menu!

Simply envision driving as it were and at the stop sign, you see 50 bolts and objections pointing in various ways. It’s a similar idea on the web.

It might appear to be natural to numerous real estate professionals to pack as much data as possible into one menu thing for their guests to peruse, however actually it adds confusion and the guest at last winds up lost.


Envision yourself back in secondary school, taking your feared history or science class and your task is to peruse this extremely long, dull book.

Alright, are you there?…Good.

That is by and large the inclination most guests get while unearthing articles on numerous real estate agent sites. The essential justification this is as opposed to plunking down and physically composing strong, connecting with articles, most of real estate agents total their principle content from some very specialized land source. This is gainful to the web search tools, yet for people, this kind of substance makes their locales rest or lose their guests.

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