Akari Father’s Day Event

Father & son, Alvin and Jeron Teng, graced the Father’s Day event organized by Akari in cooperation with Ace Hardware and SM Southmall. Alvin & Jeron were tested on “How Well Do You Know Your Father / Son” with the loser dared to perform the “Trumpets Challenge”. In the end, Alvin proved to know his son better but still gamely danced with Jeron. A “Father and Son Look-alike” contest was also held; participants and winners alike received Akari products and premium items.

As a Father’s Day treat, customers who made the qualifying purchased were given Akari 8GB USB Card and USB Light.


Akari Chairman and Founder Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

Carlos Lim Tiu, chairman of the board of Akari Lighting and Technology Corp. was conferred a Doctor of Technology degree (honoris causa) by University of Perpetual Help System Laguna in recognition of his contributions to technology and particularly to the lighting industry of the Philippines.

From founding his company Carlson Trading, a distributor of international lighting brands to eventually marketing, importing and distributing local lighting and electrical brands, Akari and Nxled, Dr. Tiu remains committed to bringing lighting innovations to give comfort and security in every Filipino home.

University of Perpetual Help System-JONELTA Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, BGen/Dr. Antonio L. Tamayo, AFP, FPCHA, PhD cited Dr. Tiu’s role in the business and trade of lighting and electricals. “That he has achieved commendable and uncommonly meritorious accomplishments and activities, both in the academic arena and in broader areas of benefit to society. Invoking the wonders of science through lighting and electrical industry, Dr. Tiu undeniably contributes to the development of science and technology by successfully handling and carrying out his multifarious roles as chairman of the board of his corporations.”


Akari supports Worldbex 2016

Now on its 21st year, WORLDBEX is one of the biggest building and construction expositions here and abroad. This year, Akari, a long-time sponsor and exhibitor of WORLDBEX, once again showcased its latest and complete line of products during the recently concluded event.

Dual Power Series. Akari dual power rechargeable lanterns, flashlights and desk lamps can be powered via AC and Solar charging. The built-in rechargeable batteries can be recharged 1,000 times while the solar panels can last up to 5 years. The solar charging option can provide the power in times of emergency or power outage.

Also unveiled during Worldbex was the Akari weatherproof solar powerbank. With 8000mAh real battery power and monocrystalline solar panel, you can now charge your gadgets as well as recharge your powerbank itself even while on the go. Take advantage of free energy when and where ever there is a light source!

Meanwhile, the new Akari Dual Power extension cords offer two power outputs: AC socket and USB port. The first of its kind in the Philippine market, the Akari Dual Power USB Tower extension cord features 11-gang sockets with 2-ampere USB ports for quick and efficient charging of smartphones and tablets.

An industry pioneer in the lighting solutions market with over 40 years of experience in providing high-quality, world-class and energy-efficient lighting, electrical and energy products to homes and commercial establishments, Akari welcomed architects, trade partners and customers to its Worldbex booth at World Trade Center from March 16 to 20, 2016. Eventgoers were also treated to up to 50% discount on various Akari products.

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Akari Meet & Greet

Ravena and Teng battled it out in a friendly shootout match during a meet and greet hosted by Akari. Collegiate superstars Jeron Teng and Kiefer Ravena engaged in a basketball shootout game held recently at SM City Fairview. The duo, who are Akari Dual Power brand ambassadors, were joined by Akari customers who made the qualifying purchase from Ace Hardware. Rafael Morales from Team Kiefer bested the other finalist from Team Jeron and won a dual powered rechargeable lantern from Akari. Apart from the said activity, fans of Ravena and Teng were also able to have their photos taken with their idols during the meet and greet in the same event.

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Meet, greet and team up with Kiefer and Jeron in a shootout hosted by Akari

Akari, the country’s top lighting and electrical brand, brings its Dual Power ambassadors, Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng to SM City Fairview on February 27, 2016 for a meet-and-greet. Aside from this, lucky Akari customers will get a chance to play alongside Kiefer and Jeron in a shootout.

Interested participants must make the qualifying purchase from February 16 to 26, 2016 in selected Ace Hardware stores to stand a chance to join this event that is also open to the public. Aside from the opportunity for an interaction with Kiefer and Jeron, end-users who purchase PHP 2,000 worth of Akari products will get an 8GB USB Card for free, while a purchase worth PHP 1,000 will entitle them to an Akari USB Light.

Visit the nearest participating branch of Ace Hardware for a chance to get up close with today’s collegiate basketball superstars.


Michele Gumabao, Cherry Macatangay join Adamson Lady Falcons’ coaching staff

Adamson University (AdU) ignites its competitive spirit with the appointment of seasoned volleyball players Cherry Macatangay and Michele Gumabao as assistant coaches of the AdU Lady Falcons.

Cherry Macatangay is a multi-titled volleyball player and former member of the Adamson Lady Falcons. She has received several accolades in both local and international arenas, including the Shakey’s V League 2005-2006 MVP Award and the league’s Best Scorer of its 2004-2005 2nd Conference, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 2nd Conference. On top of this, she was also a consistent player of the Philippine Women’s National Volleyball team that was sent to compete in the Southeast Asian Games and brought home silver and bronze medals in 1995, 2001, 2003, and 2005.

Joining Macatangay as co-assistant coach is new Akari brand ambassador and volleyball superstar Michele Gumabao. Gumabao has received numerous achievements during her UAAP years, including the UAAP Season 75 Finals Most Valuable Player, two-time Best Blocker in UAAP Seasons 73 and 74, and three-time Champion in UAAP Seasons 73 to 75.Gumabao continued impressing when she turned pro. The captain of her Philippine Super Liga (PSL) team, Gumabao was adjudged PSL Season 2015 All-Filipino Best Opposite Spiker and 1st Best Opposite Spiker of PSL Season 2015 Grand Prix.

Akari, the country’s top lighting and electrical brand, is supporting the Adamson University Women’s Volleyball Team, as well as the Seniors Men’s Basketball Team for the second year. This move is just one among the many initiatives they have outlined, together with the university officials, to help the team in their quest for championship.

“Sports development for today’s youth is one of our brand’s core values and this is why we are supporting the Lady Falcons in their journey to become rightful contenders,” says Russell Balbacal, Akari Lighting and Technology sports director. “The appointment of seasoned volleybelles Cherry Macatangay and Michele Gumabao as part of the Lady Falcons’ coaching staff will greatly help the team to further improve their overall performance and hopefully clinch the championship title in the upcoming UAAP Season 78.”


Akari welcomes its newest brand ambassador Michele Gumabao joins Team Akari

Akari, the country’s top lighting and electrical brand, is proud to announce Michele Gumabao, three-time UAAP Champion and former UAAP Best Blocker and Finals MVP, as its latest brand ambassador joining Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng (current Akari faces) and Alvin Patrimonio and Asi Taulava (former Akari endorsers).

Gumabao earns the distinction of being the first female athlete tapped to represent the brand. “Akari associates itself with athletes – both delivering important attributes in their respective fields: power, energy and durability. Michele is a respected volleyball player who has successfully transitioned from collegiate competition to the professional league. Her stint in the pro ranks is a display of her staying power, both in and off the court. To date, she remains as one of the Philippine volleyball scene’s freshest and brightest faces”, said Marian Gomez, marketing manager of Akari Lighting and Technology Corp.

Watch out for Michele Gumabao as she shares her firsthand experience with Akari products. For updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@akarilights).


Akari unveils Dual Power Series extension cords

After introducing its Dual Power Rechargeable Series, Akari, the country’s top lighting and electrical brand, unveils its Dual Power Extension Cords.

Whereas the dual power rechargeables can be powered via AC and Solar charging – handy in times of emergencies and power outages, the new Akari Dual Power extension cords offer two power outputs: AC socket and USB port.

The first of its kind in the Philippine market, the Akari Dual Power USB Tower extension cord features 11-gang sockets with 2-ampere USB ports for quick and efficient charging of smartphones and tablets.

Watch out for the Akari Dual Power rechargeable desk lamps soon to hit the stores.

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