Energy-saving LED bulbs brighten up heritage building

Gentle glow: Models posing with the Otali light bulbs during the presentation ceremony at Pinang Peranakan Mansion. The bulbs are estimated to reduce energy consumption at the tourist attraction.

THE Pinang Peranakan Mansion will have better illumination after the installation of over 500 Otali light bulbs.

The highly efficient LED bulbs are currently being installed in stages at the popular tourist attraction in George Town.

They are estimated to reduce energy consumption at the mansion by 30%.

Sponsored by the brand’s sole Malaysian distributor MS Lighting (M) Sdn Bhd, some pieces were custom-made to suit the building’s architectural features.

Speaking at a presentation ceremony at the mansion recently, Otali’s Southeast Asia operations director T.J. Tan said the LED bulbs used just 1/10th the power of regular incandescent ones.

“Light emitted from the bulbs cover 310 degrees, and are flicker-free, soft and evenly distributed.

“This reduces eye strain,” he said.

Tan later joined MS Lighting executive directors Tan Joo Heng and Sam Lee, Pinang Peranakan Mansion owner Peter Soon and the Otali mascot in a launching gimmick.

In conjunction with the sponsorship, Otali Malaysia also organised a Portrait Photography Competition.

It involved some 50 shutterbugs trying to take photos of models dressed in traditional costumes posing at the heritage mansion.

Freelance photographer Heng Kok Boon, 41, came up tops.

His winning entry was a shot of a model sensually leaning against the mansion’s ornate doors.

Electronic engineer Kenny Loh, 35, finished second while wedding photographer Eddie Ng, 27, came in third.

All three winners received cash prizes and tablets.

Otali, a Taiwanese brand, was introduced to Malaysia at the end of 2013.

It provides a two-year guarantee for its products with one to one exchange.

The brand has earned several accolades in recent years.

They included the Gold Awards at the Germany International Exhibition of Inventions and Pittsburgh Inpex Innovation Trade Show as well as a merit prize at the Rebrand 100 Global Awards.

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