Saturday, March 30, 2019

DTI Releases Technical Regulations on Mandatory Product Certifications of Flat Glass

MAKATI – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has issued a Department Administrative Order (DAO) on the new technical regulations concerning the mandatory product certification of flat glass.

The DAO stated that “only glass products sourced from glass manufacturing plant(s) holding a valid PS Quality and/or Safety Certification Mark License(s) shall be permitted to be distributed, sold, and used in the Philippines”. It covers various glass products such as heat-strengthened and fully tempered flat glass, laminated glass, and laminated safety glass in building and bent glass.

“This is one of our ways to protect our consumers. DTI would like to ensure that they are provided with safe, quality standard glass in the market,” said DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez.

The companies applying for PS License shall be subject to factory and product audit to be conducted by the DTI-Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS), DTI Regional or Provincial office, or BPS-recognized auditing bodies. During the audit, samples will be drawn for all types and sizes of the product. The DAO specifies the amount of samples and decision parameters per volume of shipment. A license will only be issued upon satisfactory evaluation of the factory as well as product conformance to specific PNS of the audited product. The PS License will be effective for three years.

For imported glass products, the importers shall apply for a Statement of Confirmation (SOC) on a per product, per Bill of Lading basis. This is to ensure that the imported glass was sourced from a PS Licensed manufacturer and conforms with the requirements of the Standards. Likewise, a Surety Bond will be posted for imported glass on a per shipment basis equivalent to 10% of the declared value.  Glass importers will also be required to have at least Php 20 million capitalization prior to importation.

The glass products covered in the DAO, both imported and locally manufactured, will have required markings for traceability and verification purposes. The markings include tradename or trademark, thickness in millimeter (mm), type, class, and PS License number or SOC number.

Non-conforming products shall be subject to recall within 15 days from the receipt of notice from BPS. A Show Cause Order will also be issued against a manufacturer or importer who fails to comply with legal and technical requirements. The Surety Bond may also be forfeited depending on the degree of non-conformity or non-compliance.

According to the Trade Secretary, the DAO will take effect 15 days after publication.

OPPO Philippines Launches OPPO F11 Pro Elevates Photography and User Experience

March 27, 2019, Manila, Philippines—— In a gathering filled with brilliance and breakthroughs, OPPO officially launched the new F11 and F11 Pro on March 27 in a star-studded event at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Successfully establishing the F series as the Selfie Expert, the F11 series showcases the upgrade from selfies to brilliant portraits by featuring a 48MP image sensor. This innovation will provide users with an unprecedented night photography experience. Software and hardware upgrades combine to improve battery life, gaming performance, and user experience. In addition, the F11 Pro boasts an uninterrupted full screen display made possible by a hidden front camera module.

Shining alongside the F11 Pro are the official ambassadors of the F11 Series: Issa Pressman, Laureen Uy, Marga Bermudez, Rosenthal Tee, Luke Landrigan, and Magic Liwanag. Selected with utmost criteria, these individuals’ unique stories embody what the F11 Series stands for: the ability to shine in the dark, no matter the circumstance.

“With every launch, OPPO ensures that we put to heart the needs of our Filipino market. Every innovation is made to uplift the consumer experience and that is what we have made with the F11 Series. Through the shift in focus from selfie expert to brilliant portraits, we provide our users the opportunity to shine in the dark, to tell their untold stories through stunning portraits, and ultimately inspire others. That is what OPPO is all about,” shared Jane Wan, Vice President of Marketing for OPPO Philippines.

The guests were given an exclusive opportunity to experience the F11 Pro and all its powerful features in the experiential area.

From Selfie Expert to Brilliant Portrait 

OPPO has worked for years to advance the field of selfie photography, and through the F11 series has taken the next step to propel users to capturing brilliant portraits. The F11 series is equipped with a 48 MP image sensor and F1.79 large aperture together with a 6P lens, the camera can sense more light when shooting in low light conditions, ensuring more details are captured. When capturing a night portrait, the included Tetracell technology analyzes and combines data from four adjacent pixels to achieve the equivalent of a single 1.6μm pixel. Twice the number of photosensitive pixels improves light sensitivity and allows users to capture clearer night portraits.

The F11 series also employs Ultra Night Mode and Dazzle Color Mode technologies. These technologies leverage AI and multi-frame noise reduction to achieve less noise, handheld stabilization, highlight suppression, and enhanced dynamic range. These all combine to enable users to capture levels of brightness and detail that normally exceed the limits of the human eye. When capturing a night portrait, the F11 series automatically distinguishes between a human face and the background, ensuring the human is the focus of the scene.

The F11 series not only captures excellent portraits with its rear camera, but also continues the “Selfie Expert” tradition of the F-series. Selfies taken with the F11 series are as natural and beautiful as ever.

A New Design Experience: From Trend to Art

OPPO advocates an aesthetic of "natural creation" and has captured the beauty of nature in the F11 Pro via breakthroughs in both materials and workmanship. OPPO is also the first smartphone manufacturer to create the first triple-color gradient design, Thunder Black. This unique design blends red and blue into classic black, akin to a meteor streaking across the night sky. OPPO also created a unique double-color gradient design, Aurora Green, which draws inspiration from vibrant blue oceans interwoven with lush green continents. 

The F11 Pro comes equipped with a 6.5-inch full HD+ screen, featuring an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 90.9%. In particular, the F11 Pro features a hidden front camera module to free up space for its full screen display. The motor on the front camera modules has been thoroughly tested to ensure it can operate 100 times usage per day for 6 years without fail, thus ensuring a positive user experience.

The F11 series features a much more elaborate design, retaining the experience-optimized crescent design from the previous generation, but also adding a transparent, amber-colored hidden camera module. When the camera rises up, users are treated to a stunning visual experience.

All around Powerhouse with VOOC 3.0 and Hyper Boost Technology

The F11 series also succeeds in upgrading the overall user experience.

First, the F11 series comes equipped with a 4,000mAh battery which is 500 mAh higher than the previous F series smartphone. The brand new VOOC 3.0 flash charging technology is further improved to shorten charging time by 20 minutes. This means the F11 series can be charged within 80 minutes. Now, VOOC has over 90,000,000 users around the world.

The F11 series also reduces power consumption through optimized hardware and software technology. The F11 series contains a low-power MTK P70 CPU and ram-equipped display. Through this, the F11 series achieves a longer battery life via faster charging technology, a larger-capacity battery, and lower power consumption.

With regards to gaming, OPPO has independently developed its own performance acceleration engine called Hyper Boost, optimized for 11 popular mobile games, including PUBG and AOV. By optimizing the system resource mobilization plan, hardware resources can be utilized more effectively, resulting in faster game response, no disconnections, and no dropped frames. Meanwhile, OPPO has introduced two useful tools — Game Space and Game Assistant, providing gamers with a more immersive gaming experience.

The OPPO F11 Pro is also equipped with the new ColorOS 6 system, specially designed for full-screen smartphones. The innovative borderless design further increases ease of use. In addition, ColorOS 6 has multiple functions, including OPPO Cloud Service, Smart Assistant, and Gesture Navigation, allowing users to experience a smarter lifestyle.

Pre-order your own OPPO F11 Pro!

With the OPPO F11 Pro’s features, it surely is irresistible given its great price of P18,990. Pre-orders starts on March 28 with a free rock space MUSE Bluetooth speaker which is worth P2,499 It will be available for claiming at all OPPO stores and authorized dealers nationwide starting April 6, and it comes with a free screen warranty if claimed within the day.

We’re making it even more accessible through Home Credit, where customers can pre-order the F11 Pro at 0% interest, with 9 months and 12 months to pay. Customers can also avail the product at 0% interest and 12 months to pay with BDO and Metrobank credit cards as well. 

The OPPO F11 Pro will also be available under Globe via Plan 1499 with no cash out, and Smart exclusive Plan 1099.

Head on to the nearest OPPO store and be one of the first to take brilliant portraits with the F11 Pro! For more information, please visit


About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since launching its first smartphone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology in 10 years. Today, OPPO provides customers with a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find, R and F series, ColorOS operating system, as well as internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 research centers worldwide and an international design center in London, OPPO’s more than 40,000 employees are dedicated to creating new experiences and greater value for customers around the world.

Friday, March 29, 2019

POSIBLE Expands Offerings to Benefit End-Users and Aspiring Entrepreneur

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – 29 March 2019 – POSIBLE, the country’s leading community digital transactions provider, announced its expanded partner providers as part of its on-going vision to empower the unbanked and underserved Filipinos. The fintech company formalized partnerships in the health, banking and telco sector through – Maxicare, RCBC, and Social Light Inc. (POSIBLE WIFI).

To date, POSIBLE’s portfolio of comprehensive services include utility bills payment, select government fees, money services, micro-insurance, mobile loading, online gaming credits, and ticketing.

The company also announced the POSIBLE SHOPBOX feature which offers access to a variety of online and traditional retailers and instantly converts a business location into an online shopping hub for the community.

For establishments that want to build customer loyalty, the POSIBLE WIFI is now also available. In partnership with Social Light, Inc., customers can avail of instant connectivity with an affordable, pre-paid WiFi connection. For Ka-POSIBLE retailers, this can bring additional revenue through WiFi vouchers sold.

POSIBLE offers more than 300 digital services to over a million Filipino consumers and has already generated close to P5 billion worth of transactions. With almost 4,000 retailers nationwide, POSIBLE is on-track to achieve its goal of connecting every Philippine town and city to the digital economy within the next five years.

“We are pleased with the rate of growth that we see among the Ka-POSIBLE community of retailers. The same can be said to the end-users who are enjoying the convenience and benefit of having a one-stop, full access to the various services found in the POSIBLE device,” JG Puzon, POSIBLE CEO, said. “And with the POSIBLE ShopBox, both kanto-preneurs and micro-syantes as well as their local patrons can enjoy the benefits of ordering online.”

One-stop. More choices. Utmost convenience.

The Filipino consumer experience in using digital technology, particularly fintech solutions, is evolving. More and more brands recognize this growing level of engagement in providing various types of service, including bills payment and gaining customer loyalty.

Given today’s challenges getting from point-to-point, dealing with daily traffic issues, long queues at various traditional payment centers and the heat with the onset of the Summer season, end-users are slowly gaining the “I-POSIBLE” habit for their payment needs.

“The convenience feature afforded by POSIBLE to the general public is unprecedented because we use an open platform. Because of our business model, customers find our offering highly beneficial because of our one-stop, all-in-one device in providing digital payment. While most payment solution providers offer the most popular service like remittance, mobile re-loading and utilities, POSIBLE has more ”, adds Puzon.



POSIBLE is a fintech and digital services provider based in Makati City that offers bills payment, money services, and mobile loading among others. It is one of the biggest Business-to-business-to-Consumer (B2b2C) networks in the country. To learn more about POSIBLE, visit their website at


KUALA LUMPUR, 29 March 2019 – Local band Hillary Ang Project (HAP) and Indonesian band Splitfire, returns to Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur with exciting performances every night.

HAP, a five-piece band consisting of Yazer (vocal), Hillary Ang (lead guitar), Fauzi (bass), Kudin (keyboard) and Ian (drum), is a local band founded in July 2018 by Hillary Ang, formerly the lead guitarist for Malaysia’s biggest rock band, Search.

On the other hand, Splitfire, which comprises of seven members – Handy Prakosa and Susana Ariyanto (male vocals), Sofie Wolandari or Wulan (female vocal), Husen Hambali (lead guitar), Surya Akmal Saputra (keyboard), Achmad Lutfi Maulana (bass) and Bonar Scorwa (drums), has performed all over Indonesia including Hard Rock Cafe Jakarta and Hard Rock Hotel Bali. Female vocalist, Wulan, was a top 10 contestant in 2008 season of Indonesian Idol.

Splitfire plays top of the pops, rock, R&B, party alternative and soul, with a little bit of funk thrown in to spice up the mix. These vast genres paired with a high energy group will definitely entertain the crowd creating a dynamic atmosphere for partying.

Splitfire performs Mondays to Thursdays from 10:00 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 p.m. onwards; while HAP performs every Sunday from 10.00pm till late.

Venue: Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur, Ground Floor, Wisma Concorde, No. 2, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2715 5555


Performance Date: 25 March – 30 April 2019

Advance Booking: No

Restaurant Hours: 
Mondays to Sundays, 11:30 a.m. till late (last order at 10:30 p.m.)

About Hard Rock International

With venues in 75 countries, including 185 cafes, 27 hotels and 12 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's most valuable collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise available in Rock Shops and online at HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands including Hard Rock Live performance venues. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Atlantic City, Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Desaru Coast, Ibiza, Orlando, Shenzhen and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street in the United Kingdom, Djerba, Tunisia, Gran Canaria, Spain, and Chandigarh, India. New Hard Rock Hotel, Casino or Hotel & Casino projects include Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Dublin, London, Los Cabos, Madrid, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Sacramento, Dalian and Haikou in China. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. For more information on Hard Rock International visit


Former child star and now acclaimed actor, Carlo Aquino sings about surviving complicated love in his debut single: Komplikado, released on all digital stores today March 29, 2019 with highest peak at #3 on iTunes.

Carlo is known for his various TV and Film appearances, including Bata, Bata, Pa’no Ka Ginawa?, the Tanging Ina series , Heneral Luna, and Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral. He recently appeared alongside Angelica Panganiban in film Exes Baggage.

Carlo previously dabbled in music, as part of bands Kollide and JCS (Star Magic boy band, alongside John Pratts and Stefano Mori). He has also sung songs for the soundtracks of productions he was part of, including a rap track for 2018 movie Meet Me in St. Gallen.

Carlo is set to finally release his own music this 2019, starting with a Komplikado - a collaboration with Silent Sanctuary’s Sarkie Sarangay. The song is now available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, and all digital stores.




Child Evangelism Fellowship NCR South launches Run for the Little Ones

On April 6, 2019, Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) NCR South will be hosting a special event called “Run for the Little Ones,” To be held at SM by the Bay, Diokno Boulevard, Pasay City.

The Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is an international non-profit organization for children now present and operating in over 190 countries all over the world. It was founded by Rev. Jesse Irvin Overholtzer in the USA in 1937.  Its ministry in the Philippines began in 1952. Now, with over 50 chapters nationwide, CEF is considered the largest and most extensive missionary outreach for children in our country today.

The ministry of CEF NCR South, covering the cities of Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Bacoor Cavite, and San Pedro and Biñan in Laguna, is now reaching over 100,000 children weekly through its Good News Club and Elementary and High School Values Education Classes in partnership with some 150 local churches, the Department of Education, and LGUs. We also conduct a Five-Day Daily Vacation Bible School for children in the remote areas. The main goal is to teach the children to be Bible-based in their beliefs and practices, God-fearing and be a blessing to their respective families and communities by becoming good and disciplined citizens of our country. In addition, our ministry conducts seminars and training in different provinces and regions here in the Philippines and in other countries as well.

In partnership with Smart, Sunnywood, Pokari, and Prime98 Gold, the “Run for Little Ones” will help raise awareness of the vital role of the family and community in the upbringing of children, as well as help of CEF NCR South. Also through this Run, the amount will be raise  will go to the construction of CEF NCR South Children’s Center, which will be used for the training of the hundreds of volunteers, production of free materials, and a regular site fo t the Children’s Camp.

This event is a one-day activity that consists of Fun Run with distance of 1KM, 3KM and 5K. Individual can run either with their family, friends and/or with their pet dogs if they desire to. The day’s event will be followed by Car Show, Education Opportunities for family and all ages & a Social Awareness that will be conduct by Philippine National Police Officer

To know more about the “Run for Little Ones” please contact Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) NCR South at 77 Lovely Rd., BF Homes, Almanza Dos, Las Piñas and look for Mr. Elmer Raniola. You may also send your inquiries via email at or visit our Facebook page

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Robinsons Kidz Club Fair Brings a World of Learning and Fun for Kids at Robinsons Townville

Play, learn and having fun are just some of the things that kids can expect from the first Robinsons Kidz Club Fair happening across the Robinsons Townville malls for the whole month of March. Robinsons Kidz Club is the membership club of the Robinsons Townville malls for kids 3 to 12 years old. Members get exclusive access to the various kiddie events of Robinsons Townville including the Robinsons Kidz Club Fair, and a free birthday gift each year.

Last March 23, the Robinsons Kidz Club Fair was a massive hit among kids at the Robinsons Townville Buhay Na Tubig. Various activities were prepared for Robinsons Kidz Club members wherein they learned the science of colors through interactive games and activities which include coloring activities, color wheel making and a special light & color science presentation. They also had fun putting their creativity into action by mixing and matching colorful beads during the friendship bracelet making activity.

“We believe that children best learn through fun and play that’s why we are continuously coming up with events and activities that will not only entertain children but would serve as a platform as well for our Robinsons Kidz Club members to learn,” says Joel Delfin, the AVP for the Robinsons Townville malls.

There are a lot of events in store for the Robinsons Kidz Club members this year continuing with the grand event this April 21 entitled ‘A Magical Easter’. Members can expect fun games and a whole lot of fun as they are invited to come in their cutest unicorn costumes. That’s a magical and one of a kind Easter celebration for the Robinsons Kidz Club members.

Sounds exciting? Register to Robinsons Kidz Club in the link below.

The Robinsons Townville malls is the chain of community malls of the Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. in six locations in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Pulilan and Meycauayan in Bulacan, Fairview in Quezon City, BF Homes in Parañaque, and Buhay na Tubig in Imus. Several locations are already in the pipeline to aggressively increase its portfolio.

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Monday, March 25, 2019


Bandar Utama, Kuala Lumpur, 25 March 2019 – There was much ado at Vivo’s Superday sale at the One Utama Shopping Centre recently where early birds of its latest AI Triple Camera Shoot like a Pro Vivo V15smartphone buyers received exclusive freebies. The latest offering from Vivo was officially launched by Mike Xu, CEO of Vivo Malaysia, and received positive feedback and sales on the day itself.

“Our new V15 smartphones have been selling extremely successfully based on the amount of pre-orders and early bird purchases today. We are very grateful for the overwhelming support that we have received from the public which only invigorates us to work harder to produce smartphones that meet the demand of the market,” said Mike Xu, CEO of Vivo Malaysia.

The first 250 smartphone buyers received a gift box worth RM299 with Petronas Gift Cards worth RM100 or more. All Vivo smartphone buyers were also eligible for the Superday Sale Lucky Draw where lucky winners won a AI Triple Camera Shoot like a Pro Vivo V15 smartphone, a bicycle, luggage and powerbanks.


 The AI Triple Camera Shoot like a Pro Vivo V15 smartphone features the world’s first 32 MP Elevating Front Camera with a stunning full-screen making it one of the best selfie phones in the market right now.




Local celebrity influencers Aida Azira, Osaka Oyuro, Collinstin, Liyeeee, Kylie Lim, Syazlin Zainal, Meloffa, YiiYii Tan, Yuna Zainal, Farah Farhana joined in for a day of fun and activities.


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Enjoy Multiple Freebies When You Visit the Grand Opening of Vivo Concept Store at Menara PGRM and Aeon Nilai on 22nd & 23rd March 2019

Kuala Lumpur, 21st March 2019 – vivo will be offering a special promotion for the Grand Opening of their vivo concept store at Menara PGRM on 22 Mar, 8pm & Aeon Nilai on 23 Mar, 10am. You may visit any of the vivo concept store to purchase a brand new V15 or V15Pro to grab exciting free gifts.
In order to thank you for the support, you may enjoy discount up to 50% for all accessories at the vivo concept store located at Menara PGRM on 22 March and Aeon Nilai on 23 March. You may also enjoy 0% interest for instalment plan when you purchase with selected banks.
Customers are also able to enjoy a complimentary phone spa when you walk-in. The staff will assist to clean, disinfect and freshen up your smartphone.
With the purchase any vivo smartphone at these vivo concept stores, you will have a  chance to win a unit of robotic vacuum cleaner and other attractive prizes in the lucky draw.
For more information, please visit Vivo Malaysia on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Youtube.


About Vivo
Vivo is a leading global technology company committed to creating trendsetting smart mobile products and services. Vivo is devoted to forming a vibrant mobile internet ecosystem, and currently owns and operates an extensive network of research operations, with R&D centers in the US (San Diego) and China (Dongguan, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Beijing and Hangzhou). These centers focus on the development of cutting-edge consumer technologies including 5G, AI, mobile photography and next-generation smartphone design.

Vivo has over two hundred million users enjoying its mobile products and services around the world. Vivo is present in 18 markets globally and features offline retail stores in over 1,000 cities worldwide.

Blackbeard’s Seafood’s Multi-Sport Café opens at Vermosa Sports Hub

Pasig City—March 18, 2019—Santé Fitness Lab announces today its partnership with Blackbeard’s Seafood Island, conceptualized to serve athletes and fitness enthusiasts of Vermosa Sports Hub with healthy and delicious food options. The Vermosa Sports Hub is located in Imus, Cavite.

Founded in 2004, Blackbeard’s Seafood Island is the leading seafood destination of the Philippine islands and currently operates 40 stores nationwide. The company then went on to open an auxiliary store called the ’Biker’s Café,” which caters to a community of bikers and fitness enthusiasts.

“We’re happy to partner with Santé Fitness Lab and put up something for the Vermosa community. For us, this is not just about doing business but most importantly, our multi-sports café is about building goodwill with our customers, especially when it comes to health and wellness,” said Raymund Magdaluyo, president of The Blackbeard's Seafood Island Group.

Santé’s CEO Joey Marcelo said that he and Magdaluyo belong to the same community. He explained that they first met through triathlon and that they’ve always wanted a foot inside the food business.

“Our niche is health and wellness and, I wanted to focus on that once I venture into the food business. I was adamant about doing it with Raymund since it’s his area of expertise. So, we’re pleased that we now have the opportunity since Vermosa Sports Hub asked us for a possibility of setting up a restaurant that will not only serve the community in Vermosa but the sports hub, as well,” said Marcelo.

To know more about Santé Fitness Lab and other upcoming events, visit their official Facebook page at


About Santé

Founded in 2007, Santé promotes, produces and distributes premier natural health and wellness products; as well as services, designed to help people live better lives. With Santé Barley as its flagship brand, Santé has dominated the local market with its barley grass – grown and harvested in New Zealand – which is certified organic by BioGro, New Zealand’s largest and best-known certifier for organic produce and products. With the proven health benefits of Santé Barley, Santé has developed a comprehensive selection of everyday barley-based products. Today, Santé has expanded its offerings to include a fitness and rehabilitation center with its Santé Fitness Lab; and an array of natural products that are true to the company's thrust in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Headquartered in the Philippines, Santé has offices worldwide such as New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, Qatar, Nigeria, and Cyprus.

Landlite Reveals Lighting Design Trends for 2019

Eco-friendliness and sustainability. Multifunctionality. Mobility. Human-centeredness. These are the key lighting design trends to look forward to this 2019, as revealed by Landlite Philippines Corporation (LPC), a leading distributor of lighting fixtures and solutions in the country, as it gathered members of the media, industry partners, and their top clients at the sleek LuxDecor showroom in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

“We’re excited to share the latest lighting design trends for this year 2019,” said LPC CEO Jocelyn Li, during Lighting Trends and Designs 2019 where the top lighting distributor shared with key customers and media the latest lighting design and technology innovation.  “We would like to uplift the lighting standards of our market into a new level. We have three main priorities we focus on: Quality and service, evolving trends, design and innovation and product sustainability”.

During the event, LPC also presented its new brand ambassador top host and celebrity Marc Nelson who will appear in the company’s marketing campaigns and share news about LPC products and industry insights.

Below are the key lighting trends for 2019:

As the world becomes more conscious about the environment particularly in the reduction of waste and the promotion of recycling, lighting products are also responding to this call.

The Hook portable eco-lamp for one, designed by OiKo Design Office for Faro Barcelona, has been optimized for all stages of their life cycle, reducing the environmental impact between 30 percent and 70 percent. Free of harmful PVC, a harmful material present in most wires and plugs, the housings of The Hook portable eco-lamp are also made entirely of recycled plastic.

Another lighting trend that is fast gaining traction is human-centric design. Proponents of this movement say that CCT shifting, which refers to the correlated color temperature of LED bulbs, can help regulate circadian rhythms, moods, visual acuity and one’s performance.

Towards this end, Bohman&Folenius created the Inviting Light for home lighting, whose main characteristic is how the light moves to accompany you according to your different needs and moods. The head of the lamp adjusts both in its horizontal and vertical axis, while regulating light intensity, changes in color temperature, and also has a dimmable feature.

Its various versions—table, wall or clip—allow for multiple  locations, such as shelving units, headboards, study and work desks, as well as in the kitchen.

Consumers of today now also seek out lighting solutions that can replace multiple pieces of equipment, in their desire for value for money as well as space-saving needs especially for those who reside in condominium units.

Thus, the stylish NIKO by Nahtrang—a homage to scientist and inventor Nikolai Tesla—was borne, which is actually two objects in one: a lamp and mobile charger, with a surface on which we can charge our smartphone without cables getting in the way. With its Nordic design with dual functionality, NIKO is perfect for illuminating bedrooms and living rooms, and is a good choice for hotels.

Another interesting trend coming to the fore is mobility in lighting products, which is a response to those who are more outdoorsy in nature. The Take Away lamp designed by Nahtrang addresses this need, taking inspiration from lanterns coupled with the versatility of Japanese ceramic bowls: small, light, cable-free, and nomadic—allowing it to be placed anywhere.

Landlite took the opportunity as well to present its other range of lighting solutions: the Le Vita by Nahtrang, delicate and simple in design; the MOY by Nahtrang, a modern round light that provides a uniform illumination ideal for living rooms or busy areas; the Cometa which allows for uniform and high-quality illumination with anti-glare technology; and designer lamps inspired by different world cultures such as the Akane by Pepe Llaudet and the Aladino.