Monthly Archives for July 2014

No budget, no glory

Singapore, 31st July 2014 July has come and gone…Is it me or is time just zooming past? How do you deal with clients who have no budget or better still have money (we know the mother company has plenty of … Continue reading

31. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Buddha

Singapore, 30th July 2014 Today was in the sign of Buddha. We had a kick off meeting for a new project in Nanjing ,close to the location that is known as the centre of Buddhism in China. As history goes … Continue reading

30. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Daylight management

Singapore, 29th July 2014 Back at work today after a long weekend, which saw the Muslim community celebrate the end of Ramadan (Eid Al Fitr) yesterday, we had workers come into our office to fit special films on our windows … Continue reading

29. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Whats wrong with suppliers!

Singapore, 25th July 2014 Sometimes you want to shoot some of your lighting suppliers! Either they are plain dumb or plain arrogant…Another round of frustration today when we assessed tender submissions from 3 pre-selected suppliers for one of our projects. … Continue reading

25. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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LED: 2500K is the new 2700K

Singapore, 24th July 2014 Something that has been bugging our team for a long time is the notion that incandescent light colour has to be 2700K. While manufacturers have been improving day by day in getting us good colour consistency … Continue reading

24. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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The Qatar interview

Singapore, 23rd July 2014 Today I want my actual words and real images to do the “talking”. I have received the video of my impromptu interview taken during Lighting Tech Qatar recently. So instead of me writing, here is me talking  … Continue reading

23. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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LED wars brewing

Singapore, 22nd July 2014 Over the last year or so we have seen the emergence of low costs LED manufacturers and I don’t mean the cheap copy, backyard made bad quality stuff (often referred to as Chinese made) but the … Continue reading

22. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Just another day

Singapore, 21st July 2014 In the end I made it back safely to Singapore, but the devastation around Haiko and the airport was unbelievable, roofs torn of buildings, giant billboards just blown to pieces with its remains strewn over the … Continue reading

21. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Typhoon Rammasun

Hainan, 18th July 2014 Heavy rain, gutsy winds, but that seems to be the extent of what we are getting from typhoon Rammasun here on site. The typhoon has already reached Haiko, so no wonder all flights and public transport … Continue reading

18. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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Can I have a room please?

Shenzhen- Hainan, 16-17th July 2014 It was one of those days that had an unpredictable outcome which in the end did me leave any reasonable time to write my blog. I flew in via Hong Kong yesterday and had an … Continue reading

17. July 2014 by Martin Klaasen
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