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This 2020 we welcome the year of the Metal Rat, the 1st sign in the Chinese astrology. The Rats personality traits are sensitive with strong self-awareness and persuasive with ready tongue. Though people consider the rat as a nuisance, it ranks first on the Chinese zodiac signs. It has the characteristics of an animal with spirit, wit, alertness, delicacy, flexibility and vitality.

Chinese New Year is one of the most important and festive occasion for the Filipino-Chinese community here in the Philippines. People usually participate in parades and dragon dances that are held in Binondo, Manila (China Town). The most well-known tradition includes fireworks that are believed to drive off bad luck and the Tikoy, a Chinese sticky sweet treat that symbolizes the attraction of good luck.

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In line with this occasion, you should be reminded of the following electrical precautions:

Do not use firecracker near electrical facilities

It is known that exciting fireworks display are held during these events, but you should always be wary on where you light up your firecrackers. Do not place it near electrical posts or electrical cabinets. It is very dangerous to put it near flammable substances, so you should look for designated places before lighting up fireworks. Also be careful in handling firecrackers, if you don’t know how to use it, it’s better to leave it to the experts.

Keep Candles and Lighting Materials Out of Reach of Children

Keep candles and combustible materials out of reach of children. We may not notice them, but if they play with such dangerous things, it may end up in accidents.  Always be attentive to them during the New Year festival or even in other occasions, this way you can ensure the safety of everybody. After all the gatherings, check for smoldering cigarette butts or firecrackers and extinguish it properly to avoid fire accidents.

Invest on Smoke Detector

A smoke detector is a device that detects smoke, typically as an indicator of fire. For household, smoke detectors or smoke alarms are essential to protect your house from fire accidents.  You would not know if there will be a sudden firecracker fling in to your house and burn your carpet or curtains. It is better to install a smoke detector, rather than see your house burn to dust.

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Avoid Overloading 

If you are using lights and sounds to celebrate Chinese New Year, be sure not to overload your electrical outlet. Check first the capacity of each equipment; the Ampere Rating, Wattage and the Voltage that it uses.  If the Capacity of your equipment is more than your outlet, try to use AVRs and Step-down transformers. This way you can avoid electrical short circuits that can cause fire or possible electrocution.  You should always prioritize your safety before you continue your celebration.

Key Take AwayFilipino-Chinese communities in the Philippines celebrate this Chinese New Year 2020 in hopes of drawing prosperity, closer family bonds and peace. Most Filipino-Chinese families typically clean their homes thoroughly, prepare lucky money in red envelopes, serve sweet foods and display various foods and fruits on a table, which is believed to invite good fortune, but keeping your family safe from accidents is the best resolution you can do this year.  So for all the Filipino Chinese Communities, Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!     

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What are the safety tips on using electrical devices for Christmas decorations?

  1. Check the condition of electrical devices
  2. Refrain from overloading your outlets
  3. Keep cords away from liquids
  4. Install GFCIs and outdoor outlet covers
  5. Use products approved for safety
 The final months of the year are often the busiest for any electric company in the Philippines. As the holidays come, the demand for several electrical devices that people use to put up decorations drastically rises. Every electric company is busy fulfilling the role of cords, extensions, outlets, and UPS supplier in the Philippines. Aside from that, we also take on the responsibility of reminding people about the risks and dangers of filling their homes with countless décor – a task that we take pride in doing.You’re probably already aware of this but, in case you weren’t, you should know that electrical hazards are more frequent, costly, and deadly during the holiday season as compared to any other time of the year. Christmas, most especially, rakes in a large number of electricity-related incidents with the most common one being an electrical fire. The average number of open-fires on Christmas day is double than on any normal day and one leading cause is the improper use of electrical devices for Christmas decorations.These are things that can easily be avoided and that is what we hope to accomplish with this article – for the number of unfortunate incidents to decrease. We’ve listed a few safety tips on using electrical devices for Christmas decorations, so you need only to follow them in order to lessen your chances of experiencing any electrical hazards.The Condition of Electrical Devices

Check the Condition of Electrical Devices

The first thing you should be doing before you adorn your home with beautiful Christmas lights and decorations is to ensure all the electrical devices that you’re planning to use are in good condition. There should be no signs of damage – frayed wires, burnt outlets, bent plugs, and visible dents.Even if the device still works, it would be better to throw them away if they are damaged because insistent use is just going to lead to accidents. Don’t even try to repair them by wrapping the wires in tape or straightening out the plugs. Instead, replace them with better devices that can stand the test of time. Of course, the same goes for all your Christmas decorations. They should all be in tip-top shape in order to keep you and your family safe from any kind of electrical danger. 

Refrain from Overloading Your Outlets

A common and innocent mistake that people do during the holidays – most especially during Christmas – is overloading their outlets and extension cords to power numerous decorations. This is actually one of the main causes of electrical hazards from short circuits to electric fires that result in several casualties.Every circuit in your home has a limit and you should never exceed this. Most modern residential circuits can take 15 to 20 amps or roughly around 1800 to 2400 watts, but yours may be different. To be sure, have a trusted electrician look at your electrical system and tell you how much it can take.  You should also ask about each outlet and the recommended number of connections you can add to it. Try to write these things down so you won’t have to keep calling an electrician every time the holiday season comes. Keep Cords Away from Liquids

Keep Cords Away from Liquids

All cords should be kept away from standing water because, as everyone knows, water and electricity don’t really mix well. Extension cords, Christmas lights, and other types of wiring should never come in contact with liquid. If they do, they can possibly trigger an electrical fire or cause electrocution.Now, people who decorate exclusively indoors might not have much of a problem with this, but those who heavily decorate the exterior of their houses need to keep this in mind. Cords and wires should be suspended up so that they don’t soak in water in case rain falls. You can do this by using insulated or electrical staples that can keep them in place without inflicting damage to the device. 

Install GFCIs and Outdoor Outlet Covers

It’s a good idea to have ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) and outdoor outlet covers installed in your home for when you bombard your electrical system with dozens of decors and devices. These electrical safety devices are going to prevent or at least reduce the risk of electrical hazards so that you can enjoy a worry-free holiday.Outdoor outlet covers are going to offer protection from elements such as dust, dirt, and water. This will not only increases your safety, but also allow your devices to live for a longer time. As the name suggests, you only need to install them if you have any outlets outdoors—this you can do by yourself. GFCIs or GFCI outlets, on the other hand, are a little harder to install and you may need the help of a professional. This won’t take much though. Plus, you can expect an even stronger protection against electric shocks and fires. Use Products Approved for Safety

Use Products Approved for Safety

One final but crucial safety tip we have for you is to only use products – devices and decorations – that have been approved for safety by accredited agencies. In the Philippines, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is responsible for issuing the Philippine Standard (PS) Safety Certificate Mark to deserving brands.Electrical devices from Meiji Electric, the leading electric company in the Philippines, have been issued this particular mark. The products have gone through qualification requirements set by the Bureau of Philippine Standards and are also packed with different safety functions. An example of this would be their line of extension cords that have individual switches, relay-type circuit breakers, and dedicated USB outlets.Combining recognition and the brand’s dedication to their consumer’s safety, you can rest assured that all their products are going to be absolutely safe for use. 

Key Takeaway

Christmas should only be filled with joy and laughter and not with tragedies and accidents. Unfortunately, many have already gone through the holiday season with much grief and sadness because of certain electricity-related accidents. These are things you can and should avoid by following the safety tips we’ve listed above. Make sure to keep these in mind as you fill your home with Christmas items that Meiji Electric offers – all of which you can visit in our showroom. With these, you’d be able to celebrate a joy- and laughter-filled Christmas season!
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It’s Fire Prevention Month, so be extra cautious in safeguarding your homes and offices unexpected fires. Though electrical cause is the number one cause of fires in the Philippines, there are other causes as well. Here are some of them:

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Open flames

Unnoticed burning candles or kerosene lamps that are placed near flammable material like cloth; is a fire waiting to happen. Neglected cooking activity in the kitchen causes most fires in the homes. Oil starting to smoke is near the burning point and can ignite violently.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

LPG is liquid inside the container, but immediately changes to the gaseous state when released. It is liquefied so it can be stored economically and transported easily. Did you know that a gallon of liquid LPG in a bottle will expand about 270 times as much when suspended in a vapor form?

Fireworks

We occasionally use these as our beautiful displays resulting from the occurrence of certain colorful chemical reactions. The hazardous substances that produce fireworks are aluminum, antimony, carbon, potassium. When used improperly, surely it will cause fires. So these must be stored, transported and displayed by experienced and knowledgeable professionals. Implementation of prohibitions in the manufacture, handling and use should be strictly complied with everyone as fire safety precaution.

Careless cigarette smoking

Careless cigarette smoking especially indoors is a leading cause of fire in the homes. Here in the Philippines it is the fourth leading cause of fire.

These are only four causes and a there’s a lot more. We need to think of ways to prevent fire before it starts. There’s a saying that, “Where there’s a smoke, there’s a fire. “ And taking this literally; smoke is the start of fires, so we’d better prevent it before it consumes valuable possessions and/or lives.

A lot has already begun to realize the benefits of having Meiji Smoke Detectors. In most hotels, condominiums, office and residential projects, it is already a requirement.

Use Meiji Smoke Detectors for your safety!

Meiji Smoke Detector alarms you that there’s a major smoke or heat coming from a particular area. It alarms to warn you. This way, it can help you protect your home from tragedies of fires. Meiji Smoke Detector also has a “low-battery” alarm to warn you to change the battery as soon as possible.

In case you would need help in setting up your Meiji Smoke Detectors, you will find an instruction manual, together with spare screws inside the box.

Get your Meiji Smoke Detector now!

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Give us a call to learn more of the benefits of using Meiji Smoke Detectors and other products (02) 448-7423; 414-4012; 727-5790; 413-6636.

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“There’s no smoke without fire.” Some of us believe this figuratively. But let’s take this literally!

 

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News reports about fire break-outs spread as fast as fire scatters into houses. In the Philippines, three fire incidents were reported early this day about two o’clock in the morning: one in Davao City, another in Sta. Ana, Manila and another one in Quezon City. You might be asking, how come they didn’t notice the fire before it blazed? Or didn’t they sense or smell the smoke when the fire had just started?

When a person is asleep his nose does not sense smoke

According to Wikipedia, when a person is asleep his nose does not sense smoke nor does the brain. But the body will wake up if the lungs had been enveloped in smoke which then stimulates the brain and then he or she will be awakened.

But wouldn’t it be better, not to mention, safer if you just get buzzed by the sound of the great alarm?  In this day and age, it is very efficient and wise to have smoke detectors installed in your homes.

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Meiji Smoke Alarm

Meiji Smoke Detector is a very effective device to prevent fire before it becomes bigger.

With this kind of device, you will be alarmed of a fire when you’re asleep, busy or in a different part of the house from where the fire is.  It can provide you extra warning time when you are awake, and it wakes you up if a fire occurs while you are asleep. It buys us time. And in a fire, time is definitely more precious than gold. It spells life.

Smoke detectors, work by regularly checking the air for hints of the gasses and smoke particles produced by a fire.

Installing Meiji Smoke Detectors has a lot of advantages. Here are some:

• You can respond to the alarm quickly as soon as you hear it. This will enable you to stop the fire from burning the whole office or house down. Smoke detector in homes and offices will lead you to the exact place where the smoke started. This will make it possible to get hold of a fire extinguisher or hose so that you can put off the flames.

• Smoke detectors in homes and offices will warn every person in the house or office immediately. It must function in alerting every person about the possibility of fire.  Due to its loud sound-providing feature, every person near the smoky area will surely be alarmed. That’s why experts suggest that every level of the house or office must have smoke detectors installed.

• It provides the person left in the house with precise time frame to get off before the fire breaks out.

stock-footage-smoke-detector-alarmRemember however, to test and clean your smoke detectors at least once a month. Never paint a smoke alarm because paints can clog the vents. Replace them if the testing fails and check batteries whenever necessary.

Smoke detectors can literally save your life, your family and even your business if a fire should happen. If your home doesn’t have smoke alarms, invest a few to purchase and install them. 

Your life is worth it!

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