Fulham Adds New HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System with Bottom Side Leads for Downlight Installations

Fulham’s Versatile LED System with Built-in Battery for Emergency Lighting Now Available in Three Wiring Configurations to Simplify Field Installation.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced the addition of a new HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System with bottom side leads and studs (BLS) form factor designed for downlight and troffer installations where the driver resides on top of the fixture. The new BLS configuration makes the HotSpot Plus even more versatile, providing an LED driver with emergency lighting functionality in a compact enclosure that can be easily installed in tight spaces. In fact, the HotSpot Plus is the smallest complete emergency LED system on the market.

The HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System is an all-in-one unit that includes a 0-10V dimmable LED driver, emergency LED driver, and replaceable battery backup, thus eliminating the need to install a separate emergency lighting system. The HotSpot Plus functions as a 40W constant current LED driver with programmable output range of 250-1400mA. In the event of an emergency, the built-in battery automatically provides emergency lighting for up to 180 minutes at 5W or 90 minutes at 10W. In addition to the new BLS form factor, the HotSpot Plus also is available in a compact or linear design with end leads.

“Our HotSpot Plus units showcase some of Fulham’s latest lighting innovations,” said Alvaro Garcia, Product Director LED & Emergency Drivers for Fulham. “The HotSpot Plus combines an LED driver with battery-powered emergency lighting, available in three form factors for any type of installation, and the drivers are fully programmable using our SmartSet systems. Our objective is to deliver innovative, energy-efficient lighting solutions that are easy to install and can evolve with our customer’s needs. Clearly the HotSpot Plus fills the bill.”

One of Fulham’s growing family of smart, programmable LED drivers, the HotSpot Plus LED Driver & Emergency System is programmable in 1mA increments using a handheld SmartSet controller. Fulham’s SmartSet programming enables integration of more efficient lighting modules in luminaire design with programmable step dimming and dim-to-off. It also features an illuminated test switch/AC power indicator and self-diagnostics. The driver comes with a five-year warranty.

Fulham’s SmartSet light programming platform uses either a handheld controller or SmartSet PC Software to control Fulham’s LED drivers. The driver doesn’t have to be powered on to be programmed, and SmartSet includes an auto-program feature that enables fast, one-touch programming of multiple fixtures.

All three models are now shipping from Fulham and its distribution partners in North America.

For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252


GiftWorksPlus Announces Free Shipping on All Orders Over $50

GiftWorksPlus is proud to now offer free shipping on all orders of custom engraved frames over $50.

Waukesha, WI, USA — To provide customers with a better online shopping experience, GiftWorksPlus is now offering free shipping on all orders over $50. This not only saves GiftWorksPlus customers money outright on shipping, but also allows them to order a larger size or a larger quantity of engraved frames with no added expense of shipping on top of their order total.

In the first quarter of 2014, 58% of e-commerce transactions offered free shipping on orders. Offering free shipping on orders is also a way of saying thank you to loyal customers and giving them a reason to repeat business.

“We want to offer customers the best shopping experience we can,” said Karla Jordan of GiftWorksPlus. “Providing free shipping on orders over $50 is not only a plus for our customer’s wallet, but it shows that we’re paying attention to what our customers want.”

GiftWorksPlus carries hundreds of picture frames for shoppers to choose from – anything from engraved wedding picture frames to school picture frames to pet frames and beyond. And GiftWorksPlus offers free personalization on all of their wooden frames, so finding the perfect gift for family members, friends or coworkers is easy.

“I was looking for a wedding gift for my friend and wanted something really unique to celebrate their day,” said a recent GiftWorksPlus customer. “I was able to get an amazing customized frame from GiftWorksPlus with their wedding date on it – they absolutely loved it! And I loved that the customization and shipping both were free – that was definitely a bonus!”

Visit GiftWorksPlus.com to browse their selection of frames. Frames come in a variety of sizes, and customers can choose between vertical and horizontal orientations. Take advantage of the new free shipping benefit for orders over $50 today!

Media Contact:
Karla Jordan
N15 W22218 Watertown Rd. #5
Waukesha, WI 53186

The Biggest Little Brother Features an Immigrant Family in a Loving, Inclusive Story

An only child having to adjust to a new baby is a familiar tale; however, what happens when a new, older, brother comes into the family? Sowa is the oldest sibling and is used to helping his Mom and Dad and his baby sister Naiya.

San Antonio, TX (USA), September 24th, 2016 — An only child having to adjust to a new baby is a familiar tale; however, what happens when a new, older, brother comes into the family? Sowa is the oldest sibling and is used to helping his Mom and Dad and his baby sister Naiya. But when his big brother, Hindo, moves from Sierra Leone to live with them in Atlanta he suddenly realizes that he isn’t the oldest anymore. First time children’s author Aminata Jalloh, knows a little bit about how that feels having experienced a similar situation in her young life.

“As I looked at children’s literature for a story that would examine the changes siblings face when an immigrant relative moves in, I realized there wasn’t anything out there that really addresses those challenges,” said Aminata Jalloh. “I wanted to create a story that lovingly addresses some of the differences immigrant families face while still offering a book children would want to read.”

The Biggest Little Brother is exactly that; offering a main character in Sowa that wants to be helpful and is so excited to welcome this new member of the family. His desire to be a sibling leader and teacher is momentarily shaken when he realizes that he is no longer the big brother in the family.

“In writing this book my desire was to portray a “non-traditional” family structure in a way that will resonate with any young child,” said Jalloh. “I also hope to provide reading material that reflects the changing faces and experiences of the American family.”

I just love this story. Aminata has created characters that are honest and easy to relate with. I look forward to more stories with this same family.

While The Biggest Little Brother is her first book, Jalloh is currently writing at least two more children’s stories that will continue the saga of Sowa and his siblings. In the meantime, The Biggest Little Brother, is now available from Amazon for $15.95

About Aminata Jalloh:
Aminata Jalloh lives in Sierra Leone and is an education specialist in the international development field, where she provides technical expertise in the design of literacy curriculums and programs. Aminata’s book The Biggest Little Brother. is a children’s book focusing on sibling relationships and family change of a West African immigrant family. Keep updated on Aminata’s projects at www.aminatawrites.com.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 – USA
+1 877-705-9647

UglyDeck.com Releases Tactics to Protect and Enjoy Outdoor Decks This Fall

UglyDeck.com gives homeowners advice on how to protect their outdoor decks and extend their use well into the cooler autumn months.

Burnsville, MN, USA — While it seems natural for customers to enjoy using their decks during the summer months – by grilling, watching sunsets, or having a refreshing drink on a warm afternoon – many think that as the weather gets cooler, they will use their decks less and less. In fact, autumn is a perfect time to do some maintenance to prepare their decks for cooler, rainier weather. Now is the time to think of ways to enjoy your deck throughout the fall as well.

In the summer, decks get used frequently. The decking material gets more wear and tear from the hot sun and extra use. To make sure a deck is prepared for colder temperatures and more moisture, there are a few steps homeowners should take.

One thing to look for are nails popping up above the boards. If that’s the case, consider replacing them with screws instead of just pounding in the nails. A good deck cleaning is also important. Clear away overgrown bushes or tree branches to prevent places for mold to grow, and clear off any leaves and debris to help prevent discolored staining on an outdoor deck. If the deck needs it, cooler temperatures are the ideal time to add a coat or two of sealant as well.

Once any deck repairs are completed, another way to prepare for colder weather is to consider adding an outdoor fire pit or fireplace to the deck area. This is a great way to create a space that will remain comfortable as the temperatures drop. Bringing out cozy blankets and adding garden lights or lanterns can also make the outdoor deck space inviting throughout autumn as well.

UglyDeck.com provides plenty of outdoor deck ideas for making the most of your deck space. The deck builders at UglyDeck.com can help homeowners discover if options like privacy walls, fire pits, and more will work with their existing decks, can help customers with deck refinishing, and provide estimates on deck repair costs.

To get the most out of your deck this season, contact UglyDeck.com today.

Media Contact:
Bill Barton
12277 Nicollet Ave S.
Burnsville, MN 55337

Wines for a Worthy Cause Give the Gift of Jarman Wines and Give Back this Holiday Season

By purchasing Jarman Wines you will not only enjoy certified organic ultra premium wines, but you will be supporting a worthy cause, finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Salinas, CA, September 22, 2016 – Toast the holidays with a wine that gives back. By purchasing Jarman Wines you will not only enjoy certified organic ultra premium wines, but you will be supporting a worthy cause, finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Jarman Wines make the perfect hostess gifts and party offerings. Even better, each purchase will help to benefit the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF). In addition, the winery has opened a tasting lounge in Carmel Valley that offers three levels of wine tasting and three specially themed picnic packages. Gift certificates for the picnic packages make the perfect holiday gift.

To honor her late mother’s memory, Holman Ranch CEO and eldest daughter Hunter Lowder took the best hand-selected estate grapes and created two premium varietals—Jarman Chardonnay and Jarman Pinot Noir—with $1 from each bottle sold going to the ADDF.

Jarman Lowder, Hunter’s mother, grew up in Chattanooga, Tenn., and lived up to being voted “best all around” in high school. She earned a nursing degree, worked as an R.N. and raised three daughters with her husband, Thomas. An active volunteer, animal lover, athlete and enthusiastic traveler, Jarman wanted to spend her golden years making wine with her husband at Holman Ranch, an idyllic piece of property in Carmel Valley, Ca. they purchased to realize that dream. Tragically, Lowder died in March 2011 at age 60 following a long battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Holman Ranch and Jarman Wines have partnered with the ADDF to support research toward treatment and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and to celebrate the life of Jarman Lowder.

“We wanted to honor her, give back and increase awareness,” said her daughter Hunter. “Everything we do here and the reason all this exists is because of her.”

“We appreciate the generous support of Holman Ranch and the Lowder family,” says Dr. Howard Fillit, founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer for the ADDF. “And we are proud that 100 percent of every dollar donated through this partnership will go directly to fund drug research for Alzheimer’s disease.”

Dr. Fillit knew Jarman Lowder personally and was excited by the opportunity to honor her legacy in such a meaningful way.

Give the Gift of a Wine Society Membership:
Enjoy the prestige of being a part of an exclusive membership! Receiving shipments of limited-production Jarman Estate Pinot Noir and Jarman Estate Chardonnay is an excellent way to build a cellar through two special installments of Jarman vintages, Heritage Society and Legacy Society. Email info@jarmanwine.com for more information on the exclusive benefits. Membership is limited to 150 members due to the very limited case production. For more information on benefits visit the website here.

About Jarman Wines:
Jarman’s terroir (a French word that speaks to a wine’s place of origin, its subtle nuances of traceable character, flavor, lineage and integrity) refers to a special place in Carmel Valley — and also to a special woman, family matriarch Jarman Fearing Lowder, who inspired a family to bottle the essence of a mother’s spirit.

A Jarman wine reflects quality, with only the best local grapes used during an artisanal, small-batch winemaking process.

– Newest offerings from the Jarman estate include; 2014 Estate Chardonnay, 2014 Estate Pinot Noir, and 2013 Estate Pinot Noir.

Jarman wine uses only 100-percent estate-grown, certified organic and certified sustainable grapes. Aged in French oak barrels, Jarman’s vintages are held in limited supply, and are not available anywhere outside their tasting room in Carmel Valley Village (open noon to 5 p.m., Thurs.-Sun.; or by appointment), next to the historical Will’s Fargo Restaurant & Bar, the restaurant the family purchased in 2014.

The tastings will feature full-fledged experiences, including tours and wine education, and each culinary parings that complements the wine. The new Jarman Tasting Lounge & Patio provides visitors with four unique experiences: Vin de Table, Cru Tasting, Premier Cru Experience and the Grand Cru Experience.
For more information call Jarman Tasting Lounge & Patio at 831-298-7300 or email info@jarmanwine.com.

Jarman Tasting Lounge & Patio
18 W. Carmel Valley Road,
Carmel Valley, CA
Website: jarmanwine.com
Phone: 831-298-7300
E-mail: info@jarmanwine.com

About the ADDF:
Founded in 1998 by co-chairmen Leonard A. and Ronald S. Lauder, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation is dedicated to rapidly accelerating the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease. It follows a venture philanthropy model, funding promising research in academia and the biotech industry. It’s the only such charity solely dedicated to funding the development of drugs for Alzheimer’s. Since its founding, the ADDF has awarded more than $75 million to fund over 450 Alzheimer’s drug discovery programs and clinical trials in 18 countries. By supporting innovative research projects around the globe, the ADDF increases the chance of finding a cure.

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455