Air Conditioners are no more a luxury today. Come summer and every family craves for a cool room. Today we come across a wide variety of air conditioners with special features and design from exclusive brands. But with all the rating stickers and features coming out today, you may want to know what they really mean.
We take you through the meaning of some the prominent features shown on the AC means to you as a customer. This would also serve as a basic AC buying guide online. Also look for some best AC deals online a the end of the article.
1. Star Rating
What is the meaning of star rating in AC?
You find star ratings on the AC like 1 star, 2 star, up to 5 stars. The more the stars the more electricity is saved. This star rating otherwise called EER is given by the BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) . The Bureau initiated the Standards & Labelling programme for equipment and appliances in 2006 to provide the consumer an informed choice about the energy saving and thereby the cost saving potential of the relevant marketed AC product.
Energy efficiency ratio (EER) is the ratio between the cooling capacity and the power input of the Air conditioners. For example, if a 1 TR (3500 W) AC consumes 1000 watts, then the EER of the Air conditioners is 3.5 W/W. ACs with high EER consume less power.
The BEE star rating standards vary for every model and every announced year of rating.
2. Cooling Capacity
What do you mean by 1 ton AC or a 1.5 ton AC?
Cooling capacity is the amount of heat energy removed by the Air conditioner from a specified space product for a given time. So more the ton more the cooling capacity
3. Room Size:
How much ton AC to buy depends on your room size.
Given below is a guide to help you decide how many ton ac you can buy for your room size. Kindly note that these figures are for room height of not more than 9.5 or 10 feet.
Sometimes you find that even after going for the best AC your room is not cool enough. A good idea would be to keep the AC on for sometime before you actually move into the room .
In today’s world, a snapshot of every moment in and around life has become so effortless with the advent of camera in phones. This special inbuilt feature in the phone, means a lot, it means we always have it with ourselves and we won’t miss a single opportunity to smile bright.
Now what are the basic specs you have to go through to become a pro?
Is it megapixels??? Or a flash???
What if I choose a phone that is camera first and phone second.
Pixels:- Pixel is digital imaging, it is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen.
One million pixels =one megapixel.
The number of megapixels relates to the quality of a picture a camera is capable of producing. The higher the number of pixels the clearer the image will be. In the early days of digital photography, when you got less than one megapixel, photos had little to no detail, often appearing “blocky” and “pixilated.” But anything above 5 megapixels is worth it. All you have to do is just point-and-shoot.
Flash:- Well there are two types of flashes one is led flash and other is xenon flash . Almost all of us want a camera phone that does a decent job at home. You can’t fit studio lights and an expensive lens into your pocket, so you need a flash that does the same thing. The answer is GO for xenon flash lights. They are 10,000 times brighter than an led flash, and if you want to capture the minute details then it is always better to prefer xenon light flash.
Now coming back to the question
Is it megapixels??
Is it Flash Light??
Well guys the more the better! higher the megapixels combined with xenon flash light, then you have hit a jackpot.
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India has now become the world’s third largest smart phone market after China and the United States. Although the popular players in the field of smart phones are the Apple and Samsung families, in the last year we have seen the birth of many indigenous smart phones as well. Irrespective of your budget, it is important to understand the meanings of the specifications listed on online shopping websites. This way you are sure why your choice of mobile phone was the best. We take you through the main features of smart phones to help you buy.
# Screen Size/Display
The screen size that you see in inches say 2.4 inch, 4 inch, 5.5 inch etc. is the measurement of the diagonal length of the screen.
With a screen size of 3 inch or lesser, it is better to go for it only if it has a keypad else it would be a bit difficult to use the touch screen.
A screen size of greater than 3 and upto 4inch is good for a touch screen but browsing or watching movies may not be that enjoyable.
If you want to do more with your smart phone like browsing, playing games, drawing pictures or using apps efficiently, you should go in for a more than 4-6 inch screen.
Smart phones above 6 inches display are called phablets which are a mix of phone and tablet. They have a huge screen and give you a wonderful experience but are difficult to hold as a phone.
# Screen Size or Resolution by pixels:
Screen size is also sometimes given in terms of pixels say 720 x 1080. This is called resolution. Pixel is the measurement of the digital image. A resolution simply means the ratio of pixel measurement of the width of the screen to the height of the screen when the screen is held vertically. In determining the quality of a picture the PPI Pixel Density is crucial. The PPI density shows how close the pixels are packed together on the phone screen. PPI means Pixels per inch. It is calculated by dividing the pixels of the width or length by the corresponding screen size. A PPI of 300 to 400 ppi is good enough for images. But a higher PPI can give you some superb experience with resolutions but would draw more energy. The Super Amoled Screens are a recent solution which use less power and are also cost efficient.
Given below is a list of comparative screen size and resolution for some picked top smart phones.
If you had a hectic week and foresee an equally demanding week what would you do?
Week-end and you would like to just rest quietly, or be at the movies. Yet another interesting way would be to get closer to nature, the endless teacher. Yes! Schooler Shriram Athreya spends his week- end packing off his camera bag to watch birds off Palm Beach Road, Nerul which is home to a flamboyance of flamingos. This is what he has to say about his little outing.
“Unmindful of the wearisome world they wade around in unity enjoying the three twilights. They live in large groups and so they are very social. I wondered why they were so pink and googled to find out that they get their pink colour from their food. The carotenoid levels in algae and those of the crustacean family like crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill and barnacles are considerable. It gets dissolved in fats. The fats are then deposited bringing out colours in new feathers that grow.
A little more inquisitiveness explained why Caribbean flamingos where bright red in colour when compared to the flamingos of Lake Nakuru in Central Kenya. So that also reassures that “You are what you eat”.
Most exciting was capturing the flight of the flamingos on camera. The majestic take off and smooth landing was incredible. Hail the birds that once inspired the Wright Brothers.”
Shriram used his NIKON D5100 camera to take pictures for his Mémoire. And when the sun set, he packed his lens and filtersback and set off home. What lingers in his mind is how the flamingos stood endlessly on one leg, so firm, so unshaken, so concentrated on their goals. With that takeaway he is ready for his next week.
He shares his pictures here for us. Sure you will enjoy them.