It’s important to go green in 2017.
If you don’t think so, think again: Stephen Hawking recently claimed that earth runs a very serious risk of turning into a Venus-like ‘hothouse planet’ if we don’t reduce our carbon emissions, resulting in boiling oceans, sulphuric acid rain and a generally uninhabitable state of affairs for human beings. In other words: we need to go green.
Even though Hawking may have taken a little bit of poetic licence with this gloomy prediction, the scientific community agrees that we need to drastically reduce our carbon emissions in order to keep our planet in tip-top condition.
At Crown Oil, we’re committed to seeking out the latest means of reducing our carbon footprint. So, we thought we’d help nifty eco-friendly gadgets you’ve probably never heard of.
Going green has never been this inventive….
This battery pack takes advantage of planet earth’s most bountiful renewable energy source to make sure you never go without juice when you need it the most.
By incorporating a solar panel onto the back of this phone case, all you need is a bit of daylight to keep your phone going. Say goodbye to plug sockets, and say hello to unlimited renewable energy!
Portable speakers are a great idea, but not if they run out of battery mid-Beyonce.
That’s why you could do with a SpeakaBoo instead.
The Speakaboo cleverly utilises the naturally resonant structure of a bamboo stick to amplify the sound from your phone’s built-in speaker, providing environmentally friendly good vibes wherever you go.
3. LED lighting
How many times have you picked up an energy saving light bulb in order to do your bit for the environment, only to find that it takes about 20 minutes for it to fully illuminate once the switch has been flicked?
Too many times. With LED lighting however, that’s no longer an issue.
Not only do they switch on to full illumination instantly, they emanate a strong, natural-looking light for 10% of the electricity costs. Oh, and they last a lot longer too, with a lifespan of 60,000 hours. Not to mention the fact that they’re durable, and don’t heat up either.
Safer. Longer. Faster. Stronger. The future of energy efficient lighting is here, and it’s name is LED.
Here’s the problem with radiators: they’re not very good radiators.
What we mean by this, is that they’re not very efficient. Normally, they end up pushing all that hot air up towards the ceiling, and before you’ve even started to feel the warmth, you’ve already spent money heating the upper half of the room!
The Radfan changes all that. By attaching this low-energy electric fan to your radiator, you’ll begin to feel the warmth as soon as the radiator turns on as it blows the heated air in your direction. This puts an end to wasteful, inefficient heating, and gets you warmer faster.
Every now and then, an energy saving device comes along and makes us realise just how wasteful we’ve been being all along.
Take the Neoperl Eco Tap Aerator, for example. Once you’ve attached it to your tap, reduces the flow of water without compromising its pressure. In other words, you use up to 60% less water without losing any of the tap’s ability to rinse your plates.
For a gadget that costs less than £5 and saves so much water, you can’t afford not to go green.
Now that you’ve been dazzled by these eco-friendly inventions, why not take a look at the ways we’re helping you go green in 2017?
After all, we’re committed to going green, and we want to give everyone else the chance to go green too.