Akari offers gift ideas for the holiday season

If you’re looking for practical gift ideas, Akari, the country’s top lighting and electrical brand, offers products that will definitely be appreciated as they can be used all-year round!

The Akari LED desk lamp is the perfect gift with a price tag of only PHP 295. It is available in four different colors and comes in a Christmas packaging complete with gift tag, sparing you from gift-wrapping chores. Also available is the Akari 4W LED desk lamp with eye protection feature, which is currently available on a Christmas promo price of PHP 995 for two.

Meanwhile, Christmas-edition Akari rechargeable fans are now available at Akari partner stores nationwide. Check out your favorite DIY hardware stores for exclusive promos.

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Adamson Lady Falcons set to soar higher with all-star, all-female coaching team

Proving that women can be just as strong in the male-dominated world of sports, Adamson University, together with its sponsor Akari Lighting and Technology Corporation, proudly announces an all-female coaching team for the Adamson University Lady Falcons in the 79th season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) seniors women’s volleyball.

Aiming to soar higher this year, Adamson University Lady Falcons has tapped American coach Airess Padda as head coach. A highly successful athlete-turned-coach, Padda is the founder and director of Malibu Palms Volleyball Club. She began her coaching career with the Hacienda Heights Volleyball Club in 2008 before being appointed as the head coach of the junior varsity team at Sierra Canyon whom she led to a state championship in 2013. Padda also worked as head coach at Malibu High School where in her first season, she took the girl’s team to their best finish to date.

Assisting Padda are returning assistant coaches Cherry Macatangay and Michele Gumabao. Former Golden Tigress Angeli Tabaquero rounds up the all-star Lady Falcons coaching staff.

Macatangay, a multi-titled volleyball player, is a former Adamson Lady Falcon. She was a three-time Best Scorer and a Most Valuable Player (MVP) titlist for the Shakey’s V-League Conference. She was also a member of the national team where she took home a Silver Medal at the 1995 SEA Games.

Meanwhile, Gumabao led the Lady Spikers to a three-peat in the UAAP, proving that she is one of the best defensive players in her league. She bagged two Best Blocker trophies and a Finals MVP award in UAAP 75. Most recently, she took home Finals MVP honors in Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference.

Finally, Tabaquero apart from being a UAAP and Shakey’s V-League champion, was named team captain of the Philippine National Team in the 2013 Asian Championship. She is currently the head coach of the high school volleyball team of Saint Pedro Poveda College.

Padda and the rest of the coaching team will continue to have strong support from Akari, the country’s top lighting and technology brand, as the Lady Falcons vie for the championship title.

“For three years now, we have been supporting Adamson’s basketball and volleyball teams as part of Akari’s youth development and sports programs,” said Russell Balbacal, Akari Lighting and Technology sports director and the Lady Falcons’ team manager. “We hope that the team-up of head coach Airess with Cherry, Michele and Angeli will mold the Lady Falcons into a strong unit, and hopefully clinch the championship title. With their individual success in the UAAP and professional leagues, we are confident that their winning ways and attitude will rub off to our young team.” Akari also supports scholarship projects to reinforce their commitment to education.

Adamson University has produced successful athletes in professional sports. Its women’s volleyball team has landed several UAAP Final Four finishes and a Shakey’s V-League championship title. A UAAP championship title at this point is still a dream but Fr. Aldrin Suan, CM, director of the Office for Athletics and Recreation, is optimistic that the new coach can pave the way to, if not attain, that ultimate goal.

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Akari and Nxled at PhilConstruct 2016

Sister brands Akari and Nxled joined hands in welcoming clients, architects, contractors and construction industry professionals at their booth in PhilConstruct 2016 held recently at the SMX Convention Center.

Akari, an industry pioneer with over 40 years of experience in providing high-quality, world-class and energy-efficient lighting and electrical products showcased its complete line of wiring devices. Trusted by leading contractors for their projects for many years, the Classic and Neo Wide Series feature a wide range of electrical sockets and modular functionality, allowing the user to mix-and-match the switches and sockets.

Meanwhile, the V Series comes in elegant color choices of Champagne Gold, Matte Black and Silver. It features built-in safety shutters to prevent accidental access to the live electrical parts inside.

The latest to be introduced to the Philippine market, the Italian Series is the elite line of Akari wiring devices with three new finishes and cover plates. Inspired by the style and sophistication of Italian switches and sockets, its Aluminum, Silver and Glass finish are sure to enhance the elegance of your home. Akari Wiring Devices offer 10-year warranty and are IEC-compliant.

Nxled, on the other hand, showed off its latest innovation. An alternative answer to power failures, the new Nxled 6 Watts Emergency Bulb works like a normal bulb but better: it can be attached to a regular socket in any part of the house and charges while it’s being used. When a power failure occurs, it will automatically light up, thus switching into emergency lighting! Powered by a 3.7V 3000mAh lithium battery, it can remain lit for up to 6 hours. It also has the option to be used as a carry-around bulb. It comes with a portable mother socket so you can simply carry it indoors or outdoors.

Nxled Chameleon Series was also featured during the 4-day exhibition. The first of its kind in the local market, this adaptive LED line is designed to suit the different lighting needs of today’s practical and energy conscious consumers. The Nxled Chameleon series offers innovations that revolutionize the concept of lighting—and living—with its ‘dimmable without dimmer’ and color-changing technologies. The Nxled Chameleon series is available in a wide selection of high quality LED products—from bulbs and down lights; to ceiling and circular lamps; to LED tubes.

Up next: Watch out for Akari and Nxled’s Christmas sale at the World Bazaar 2016 in World Trade Center! For more information, follow our Facebook page,


Akari and Nxled welcome UAP Pasig Chapter in Light Hub – Wilson, Greenhills

Akari Lighting and Technology Corp. hosted the recent General Membership Meeting of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) – Pasig Chapter. Representatives of the top local lighting brand presented the latest innovations of Akari and Nxled.

Already a trusted brand among architects and contractors, the attendees were refreshed on the wide range of reliable Akari lighting and electrical products, ranging from LED bulbs to emergency and exit lights to electrical switches and accessories.

Meanwhile, the member-architects were impressed with the Chameleon Series by Nxled, Akari’s sister brand. Available in LED bulbs, tubes, downlights and ceiling lamps, Nxled Chameleon comes in two variants: (1) tri-color changing and (2) dimmable without dimmer. Also a highlight of the presentation was the Nxled emergency bulb: a revolutionary bulb that works like a normal bulb but better – it can be attached to a regular socket in any part of the house and charges while it’s being used. When a power failure occurs, it will automatically light up, thus switching into emergency lighting.

Light Hub, located in Unit 225-B, Wilson Corporate Center, 225 Wilson St., Greenhills, San Juan, is open Mondays through Saturdays, 10AM to 8PM.


Akari backs Adamson’s UAAP Season 79 Campaign

Akari, the country’s top lighting and technology brand, will renew its support to the Adamson University (AdU) men’s basketbell team as they aim to soar higher in the UAAP Season 79. With the guidance of new head coach Franz Pumaren, the AdU basketball team is predicted to be the dark horse among the competitive participating universities of UAAP.

“We remain steadfast in backing up the AdU basketball team in their quest for a UAAP championship,” said Russell Balbacal, Akari Lighting and Technology sports director. “Coach Franz Pumaren is a multi-titled coach and seasoned basketball player. We trust that he has prepared the AdU basketball team both physically and mentally.” Akari and AdU’s confidence in Franz Pumaren can be owed to his stellar credentials both in the collegiate and pro ranks.

This is the third year that Akari is supporting Adamson’s basketball and volleyball teams as part of the brand’s youth development and sports program. Other than the UAAP, Akari also supports the university’s scholarship projects to reinforce the company’s commitment to education.


Reliable Akari products for rainy season emergencies

Rainy season is once again upon us. With it comes emergencies we should be prepared for, especially power failures that can cause various inconveniences. Lack of electricity will make studying in the dark a struggle for the kids, while causing sleep discomfort for parents and kids alike.

Akari, the country’s top lighting and electrical brand, solves your power failure troubles with reliable rechargeables that allow you to continuously perform tasks comfortably in the face of power outage.

For rainy days when electrical supply fails, Akari offers LED emergency lights with two lamps, each with its individual on/off switch and battery life that can last up 30 hours. It also features a battery indicator that allows you to monitor its energy supply level.

Akari also offers rechargeable LED lanterns with flashlight, good for up to 12 hours operating time. It comes with a 5V output USB charging port which can be used to charge your mobile phone in extreme emergency case.

Meanwhile, to help ease the heat during brownouts, Akari offers handy rechargeable mini-fans with 1 watt torch lamp and 1.2 watt desklamp, good for up to 9 hours emergency time.

Keep these products handy at home because as they say, being over-prepared for emergency situations is better than being caught underprepared.

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Akari lights up Brgy. Kuya in Maguindanao

Akari, through the Kabayan Special Patrol segment on TV Patrol, once again answered the call of providing solar-powered LED lanterns to another community with no access to electricity. This time, 200 families from Brgy. Kuya, Sitio Benuan, South Upi Maguindanao benefitted from Noli de Castro’s program aiming to reach out to far flung schools and communities deprived of electricity.

With Akari’s donation, Brgy. Kuya stands to benefit from the LED rechargeable lanterns that can be powered though solar charging. Along with Kabayan, Akari is hopeful that this will ignite the students’ persistence to education despite the circumstances.

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Akari provides solar-powered lanterns to an electricity-deprived community in North Cotabato

Akari Lighting & Technology Corp., through Mr. Noli de Castro’s efforts, is proud to support Kabayan Special Patrol’s continuing initiative to reach out to schools in remote areas. Ka Noli recently visited Arakan, North Cotabato. The said province was badly hit by El Niño, prompting several of its residents to join the 2016 Kidapawan Protests.

In addition to school supplies, vitamins and teaching aids provided by the TV program to the students of Ganatan Elementary School Extension, Akari donated the much needed rechargeable LED solar lanterns to residents of Brgy. Ganatan, Sitio Makati in Arakan. The electricity-deprived community was elated to receive the solar-powered lamps. The solar panels of Akari Dual Power rechargeables can last up to 5 years and are projected to provide bright light to Sitio Makati for many years to come.

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